Will O' The Wisps.  Observed, Pictured & rhymed by C.V. Sandwyk, Esq

VAN SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). Will O' The Wisps. Observed, Pictured & rhymed by C.V. Sandwyk, Esq.

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VAN SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). Will O' The Wisps. Observed, Pictured & rhymed by C.V. Sandwyk, Esq. North Vancouver, B.C.; The Fairy Press. A division of Charles van Sandwyk Fine Arts. [2023].

8vo.; original plum-coloured card covers, hand-sewn to spine, with large onlaid pictorial plate to upper panel surrounded by an attractive winding twig-and-leaf border in metallic bronze; pp. [8], printed on fine ivory-coloured card; with finely printed calligraphic text throughout, illustrated title-page in colours, one fine double-page plate in colours, 3 other coloured vignettes, and one page affixed with a mounted marbled-paper pocket, surrounded by decorative floral scrolls, containing a folded 3-leaf mini fairyland panorama in colours, and 2 adjacent gatefold leaves opening to reveal a 4-page fairyland gathering; fine.
First edition, signed in ink by Charles van Sandwyk to the final page. In 2012 the illustrator produced a miniature work entitled "Will O' The Wisps" in an edition of only 35 numbered copies. It consisted of a panorama printed in sepia presented in a wallet. Here van Sandwyk reworks the concept by including the tiny folding panorama in a pocket and showcasing it in a larger format, in book form, with an accompanying double-page coloured plate and other coloured fairyland vignettes.

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