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Aquila Books is pleased to offer a large selection of signed and unsigned

trade, limited and boxed editions as well as calendars and cards by the Canadian author, artist and illustrator.

If you have any questions, or wish to place an order, please contact us.

 

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Van Sandwyk:   Books    Etchings    Watercolours & Drawings

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Folder Containing a Copy of Each of Charles Van Sandwyk's Bookmarks and Business Cards To-Date [Each Signed Individually].

 

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, [2013], Unpublished collection contained in folder. Fine. Original green paper folder. Quarto. Slight soiling to folder with subtle crease to top right corner. Onlay Charles Van Sandwyk Artist Card as title (slightly rippled from being glued down). Loosely inside are 11 beautiful bookmarks of various sizes, shapes and formats, each signed by Van Sandwyk individually, as well as all 6 of Van Sandwyk's past business cards (also individually signed).

 

All marks and cards are in excellent condition. A fantastic collection of signed Van Sandwyk ephemera which shows a lovely progression of some of the past images and themes of his work. Many of the bookmarks and business cards contain illustrations of animals, magical creatures or whimsical quotations.

 SOLD Aquila # 136-524.....$600.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genuine Fairy Money #134021 -SIGNED           SOLD   $250

 

Small beige envelope 2.4" X 3.5" (6 X 8.5 CM) containing five notes of fairy money. Envelope has a small etching of a fairy head on front cover with "Genuine Fairy Money" written beneath. Inside Charles has written "Now don't spend it all at once, young fellowe..." and has signed it beneath. The 5 notes measure 2" X 2.75" (5.25 X 7 CM) and made of textured beige paper. Two of the notes are decorated with an etched image of a baby fairy in a circular frame and say "Once bunch of faery money. Goose ~ berries". Two more show an image of a bird and a nest and say "Good for birds eggs by the dozen". On the last is written "This note is worthy of the equivalent of one basket of mushrooms" with decorations surrounding the lettering.

A wonderful, whimsical and magical little Van Sandwyk treasure.

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Invitation for Showing of Van Sandwyks Work

As Well As a Reading of "The Painter Mouse & the Countryside"

 
#134040 -SIGNED                                                                                                     
  $75

 

The Seymour Art Gallery (2002). 7" X 13" on thick card. Front is dark green with three pasted on images of mice. Surrounding the images are illustrations of pictures frames and other mice we are viewing the art. The opposite side contains details regarding the opening, the reading, tickets and a map. There is another illustration showing a landscape and a small mouse with a backpack. The invitation is signed near the map to the gallery by Charles Van Sandwyk in black ink.

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The Meaning of Mice with Signed Press Proof Page

Translated for humans by Charles Van Sandwyk  #131532 1st ed., 2002  SIGNED with press proof page also signed                                  $600

 

Very rare. [11 pp]. The Fairy Press (A Division of Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts). Octavo. 10 X 13cm (4X 5"). Bound in original green stiff paper boards (wrap around). Paste down title and illustration of mice on front cover and on title page. Illustration on inside of wrappers. Accordion style fold-out with illustrations and writing on one side. 11 pages with writing and illustrations separated by folds. A lovely little book.

 

Accompanied by a  large press proof page on unique paper. Page measures 13.5" X 20" and is printed on one side with the same images, and in the same quality, as in the book itself. The page is signed at the center by Van Sandwyk. Both the book and press proof are signed. Scarce.

 

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Animal Wisdom 12-Month Calendar #131546 -INSCRIBED     SOLD          $350

 

Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 7 tipped in plates from beautifully coloured paintings of animals from Van Sandwyk's book 'Animal Wisdom' (plus one on front cover). Dark blue cover with gilt lettering and decoration. Thick card pages in deep colours. Calendar is from the year 2000 and has two months per page. No writing inside save for inscription. Light rubbing to back cover. Bound with green string. A lovely collection of images.

 

Inscription reads "To Greta and Ariana, Charles Van Sandwyk" and is written in black pen below the plate on the last page.

 

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Sketches from a Tropical Isle [Limited Edition with Manuscript Dust Jacket] with Press Proof Page, Large Map and Set of 'postcards from a Tropical Isle'.

 

#136273                                                                                                            SOLD          $750

Tavewa Island: Fiji Isles Paradise, 1997, 1st limited edition in original manuscript dust jacket.

Unpaginated. As new. 12mo. Green card wrappers. Orange card jacket with ink, hand drawn illustration on front cover along with gold highlights (the cover is also signed by Van Sandwyk). Beautiful black and white and colour illustrations through out.

 

Also comes with 13.5" X 20" illustrated map of Tavewa (dream) island (signed), 13.5" X 20" press proof page which is printed on both sides with the images used in the book upon unique paper (also signed) and a decorative folder with paste-down image of a parrot containing 13 postcards with reproductions of Van Sandwyk watercolours. On the back of the postcards it reads 'Greetings from Sunny Fiji'.

 

A beautiful book contrasted beautifully by several interesting pieces of Van Sandwyk ephemera all relating to Fiji, Charles's second home.

 

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Postcards for a Tropical Isle

#131- 563                                                                               SOLD     $75

 

Decorative folder with paste-down image of a parrot containing 13 postcards with reproductions of Van Sandwyk watercolours. On the back of the postcards it reads 'Greetings from Sunny Fiji'.

 

This collection of beautifully detailed and coloured postcards displays a beautiful collection of Van Sandwyk images depicting the tropical beauty of Fiji (many show fish, animals and plants)

 

Prospectus for 'Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds'

#131565                                                                                     $35

 

Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. Octavo. Brown textured card with paste-down reproduction of a Van Sandwyk watercolour on front. Inside tipped in is information about 'Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds' printed on beige paper. On the back of the card is printed 'Mother Earth, Birthplace of Humanity'.

 

This is the prospectus for Van Sandwyk's self published book from 2005.

 

Quality Time: Charles Van Sandwyk and the Brandywine Boys Sing, Play and Tell Stories. [Music/Audio CD]

131-629  UNSIGNED                                                                 $30

      136-243  SIGNED                                                                       $40

 

Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, First Printing.(Music/audio disc). New. In gold card case illustrated by Van Sandwyk, also illustrated on top of CD.

 

 This CD of old time songs includes favorites such as Grandfather's clock, Quality Time, Healing Hands of Time, the Imperial Clock, Star Dust and As Time Goes by. Vocals and narration by Van Sandwyk with the Brandywine Boys playing bass, ukulele, weissenborn, dobro, pump organ and saloon piano.

First Impressions Theatre Presents Quality Time an Evening of Songs, Stories & Slides Featuring Charles Van Sandwyk and the Brandywine Boys.

#139784                                                                                     $75

First Impressions Theatre. 2011. North Vancouver. Tall folio. Original poster advertisement on thin matte paper. Large clock illustration with mice playing instruments. Bold writing in black and red across advertisement. Signed on front.

Signed by Artist. Poster advertisement for an art show that also featured music by the artist's band, the Brandywine Boys. Illustration matches artist's Quality Time: Charles Van Sandwyk and the Brandywine Boys Sing, Play and Tell Stories [Music/Audio CD].

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Sketches from a Tropical Isle [Limited Edition with Manuscript Dust Jacket] with Press Proof Page, Large Map and Set of 'postcards from a Tropical Isle'.

 

#136273                                                                                                             SOLD         $750

Tavewa Island: Fiji Isles Paradise, 1997, 1st limited edition in original manuscript dust jacket.

Unpaginated. As new. 12mo. Green card wrappers. Orange card jacket with ink, hand drawn illustration on front cover along with gold highlights (the cover is also signed by Van Sandwyk). Beautiful black and white and colour illustrations through out.

 

Also comes with 13.5" X 20" illustrated map of Tavewa (dream) island (signed), 13.5" X 20" press proof page which is printed on both sides with the images used in the book upon unique paper (also signed) and a decorative folder with paste-down image of a parrot containing 13 postcards with reproductions of Van Sandwyk watercolours. On the back of the postcards it reads 'Greetings from Sunny Fiji'.

 

A beautiful book contrasted beautifully by several interesting pieces of Van Sandwyk ephemera all relating to Fiji, Charles's second home.

 

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Van Sandwyk Books - Special Boxed Editions

How to See Fairies - Boxed Edition

#131539 - SIGNED, 1999                                                                                                                                            $300

         

Rain Coast Books. How to See Fairies Book- 8.75 X 6.75". 32 pp. Calligraphic Text, pen and ink drawings and watercolours printed offset. Cased in burgundy paper over boards. Burgundy dust jacket with calligraphic title and colour illustration.  The 'How to See Fairies' book included is a compilation of 'How to See Fairies' and 'A Guide to Little People'.

 

Issued in a decorative box along with 'The Fairy Journal (4.75 X 8.75"), three cards with reproductions of water colours and a bookmark. Signed by Van Sandwyk on inside of box in black ink. Missing the small poster which originally accompanied the set. A lovely boxed collection.

 

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The Seymour Art Gallery Presents "Life Is Art" an Exhibition of Paintings and Prints by Charles Van Sandwyk
Spanning the Years 1980-1997. Art Show Advertisement.

#139783                                                                       $75

Seymour Art Gallery. 1997. North Vancouver. Canada. Quarto. Original bronze shimmer-metallic gloss paper. Large illustration of a turtle with caption " I carry the world upon my shoulders". Lettering on poster typical of artists writing.

Used as an advertisement for the Artist's "Life is Art" show from November 6th to December 7th of 1997. Signed by Van Sandwyk on the back.


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The Savuti Press
# 137782                                                       SOLD                                             $ 90

Savuti Press. North Vancouver. Canada. Octavo. Original illustrated glossy fine art paper. Trifold. Three illustrations, including front cover. Signed on last fold.


Signed by Artist. Pamphlet describes the founding of the Savuti Press, how it began and what is stands for. A nice little story and great addition to any Van Sandwyk collection!


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"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" Card

# 139781                                                                                                            SOLD                       $35

SummerWild Production. Vancouver. Canada. Octavo. Original illustrated Christmas card, featuring large image of assorted "caroling" exotic birds on front cover. Inside shows pictorial of a fancy bird carrying a Christmas dinner. Signed inside.

Signed with artists full name "Charles Noel van Sandwyk" inside. There is no Christmas greeting inside, card is blank besides the wonderful  illustration.


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Parrots of the Cannibal Islands Advertising Pamphlet

#139780                                       
 SOLD    $ 85

C.V.S Fine Arts. North Vancouver. Canada. Quarto. Original off-white fine art paper with color image onlaid on front cover. Green lettering on front, signature on bottom under image. One pictorial onlaid in text.

Signed by Van Sandwyk. This ephemera was meant as a means for advertising a portfolio of etchings, Parrots of the Cannibal Islands, published in the Winter of 1990.

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The Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly Volume 37, Number 1872:
Tropic of Sandwyk Article.

# 139779                                                       $ 75

The Georgia Straight. Vancouver. 2003. Canada. 8 Pages. Folio. Original newspaper article, signed on front cover. Great color pictorial featuring artist on front. Fold line at half typical with newspapers. Mild toning beginning. Full page article, advertisements included.

Signed by artist on front. Article describes Van Sandwyk's annual trips to Fiji, and his beginnings as an artist.

 

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How to See Fairies - Boxed Edition

#131541 - SIGNED twice, 1999                                                                                                                                            $400

         

Rain Coast Books. How to See Fairies Book- 8.75 X 6.75". 32 pp. Calligraphic Text, pen and ink drawings and watercolours printed offset. Cased in burgundy paper over boards. Burgundy dust jacket with calligraphic title and colour illustration.  The 'How to See Fairies' book included is a compilation of 'How to See Fairies' and 'A Guide to Little People'.

 

Issued in a decorative box along with 'The Fairy Journal (4.75 X 8.75"), three cards with reproductions of water colours and a bookmark.

Signed by Van Sandwyk in both books (How to See Fairies AND The Fairy Journal). A lovely boxed collection.

 

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