2016 Scarce First Edition - Letters From Fairyland by Charles van Sandwyk.
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Author: Charles van Sandwyk.
Title: Letters From Fairyland.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Vancouver, CVS Fine Arts, 2016. First Edition. Limited edition of 200 copies.
Size: 8.5" X 6".
Pages: Unpaginated (12 pages).
Binding: Fine and attractive original linen-textured pictorial card covers binding (hinges fine) with decorated turn-ins on cream linen-textured stock under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Fine content (bright, tight and clean). Front and rear covers both affixed with marbled card pockets containing a neatly folded letter (including facsimile stamps and postmark) purportedly from Emma Gladstone to the artist and printed in van Sandwyk’s characteristic calligraphy; the rear pocket containing an accordion-folded 6-leaf panorama of Little People Common to the Natural Forest printed throughout in color to both sides. Also included are 4 other loose inserts in pockets including a letter; illustrated fairy bank notes; a Royal Summons from the King of the Woodland Gnomes; and a note written on a folded paper leaf. Includes three folded letters, three postage stamps, one leaf-shaped letter, and one accordion-folded illustration.
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful inserts and illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies for sale worldwide).
The book: Beautiful First Edition of this delightful production which was inspired by a letter to the artist from a 9-year-old English girl who asked for advice on attracting fairies to her garden. It features various pieces of correspondence between Charles and the fairy folk, ranging from party invitations to a selection of ‘fairy money’.
The author: Charles van Sandwyk is a Canadian artist and author known for his whimsical illustrations and intricate, hand-crafted books. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966, he moved to Vancouver, Canada at a young age. Influenced by the classic illustrators of the early 20th century, van Sandwyk's works evoke a sense of nostalgia and enchantment, often featuring animals, fairies, and other fantastical subjects. Over the years, he has gained significant acclaim for his artistry, with his works being collected and admired internationally. Apart from his own titles, van Sandwyk has also illustrated editions for well-known authors, notably for the Folio Society. He splits his time between British Columbia and a remote Fijian island, where the tranquillity of his surroundings deeply influences his art.
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