VAN SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds. [North Vancouver; The Fairy Press.] Anno 2005.
Landscape royal 8vo. Original card covers with a beautiful pictorial wrap-around jacket, lettered and panelled in burnished silver, copper, and black surrounding an onlaid pictorial plate, with elaborate patterned gilt endpapers; the book hand-sewn, as issued; pp.  on variously coloured card, with text throughout in calligraphic font; a feast of beautiful design and illustration with a total of 18 fine tipped-in coloured plates of various dimensions surrounded by panelled borders, designs and maps printed in colour and line and heightened in gilt, including one unusual 3-panel folding plate; a fine copy.
First edition in the larger format. A glorious book, hand-produced to meticulous standards, describing a dreamlike island world of fantastical creatures and birds: "I am the sketchbook belonging to Charles van Sandwyk. I travelled through a dream - and returned with many tales to tell". This copy signed in ink by the artist Charles van Sandwyk to the title-page.