A Parade To Paradise: An Illustrated Fable

VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). A Parade To Paradise: An Illustrated Fable.

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VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). A Parade To Paradise: An Illustrated Fable. Vancouver; Summer Wild Productions. 1992.

4to. Original burgundy boards lettered in black with onlaid pictorial label, marbled endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [48]; with a pictorial title-page, 18 fine coloured plates (including one double-page), and other decorations in colours; a fine copy.
First trade edition, signed by Van Sandwyk, and issued alongside a limited edition of 250 casebound copies with an original etching. This 'instructive fable' is dedicated to the Fijian islanders with whom the artist spends much of his time. The exotic birds of the story set out on a quest to find Paradise only to discover they already enjoy it: "It is not where we travel, or what we achieve - In our hearts we'll find happiness, if we believe, That in kindness and love, and above all, compassion, We have found Paradise, in our own Bird-like fashion!".

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