Full Moon Eyes; An Ode to the Wisdom and Forbearance of …
Full Moon Eyes; An Ode to the Wisdom and Forbearance of …

Van SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). Full Moon Eyes; An Ode to the Wisdom and Forbearance of Owls.

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Van SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). Full Moon Eyes; An Ode to the Wisdom and Forbearance of Owls. [Vancouver]; Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. 2012.

Large 8vo.; publisher's card covers folded over gilded card, beautifully decorated in sparkling gilt surrounding an onlaid pictorial label featuring an owl, hand-sewn at spine; pp. [22], printed throughout on fine handmade paper and variously coloured card; with pictorial title illuminated in gilt, 9 charming onlaid pictorial plates printed on card (including one impressive folding triptych), each surrounded by border designs and illustrations in printed gilt and line, 2 other full-page illustrations in illuminated gilt, and vignettes and decorations throughout; a fine, and beautiful, copy; increasingly scarce in first edition.
First edition. This copy signed in ink by van Sandwyk to the title-page.
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Original copperplate etching of an owl printed in sepia on fine, and untrimmed, cream artist's stock, image size 68 x 62mm, signed in pencil below the image by Charles van Sandwyk alongside "A.P." and the title "Full Moon Eyes" in pencil, also in his hand; fine. The image is reproduced in the book.

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