VAN SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). Tree Whispers. North Vancouver; Savuti Press. 2015.
8vo. Original maroon card covers with linen-textured and decorated card wrap-around green jacket with onlaid pictorial panel and border designs in black and gilt, hand-stitched at spine; pp. , with additional interleaves; with a fine onlaid original etching signed by the artist in pencil, presented as a frontispiece, together with printed caligraphy by the author, and printed illumination, alongside pen-and-ink drawings throughout printed on varied, and irregular, stock (with half-leaves), including on tinted semi-opaque paper, together with 5 full-page illustrations with delicately printed colour; a fine copy.
First edition de luxe, limited to only 120 copies with the etching, of which the first 50 were reserved for Patrons of the High Branch Society. This is one such, as distinguished by the author with "Patron's Proof" in pencil to the margin of the etching. An exquisitely produced work by this highly collected, and refined, private press, renowned for their attention to every detail of production. A soulful homage to the mystery of trees, in verse.