VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator and author). Long Ago In Bangalore [poetry card]. North Vancouver; Charles van Sandwyk Fine Arts.
A single folded card on grey stock with 2 three-quarter-page illustrations in colours of a dragon, by van Sandwyk, alongside his calligraphic text, presented with the original pictorial envelope printed in sepia with an all-over design of anthropomorphic trees; fine.
First edition in this form, signed in ink by the artist. The original poem, which celebrates the joy of books and reading, was first printed in a limited edition by the Black Stone Press for the Alcuin Society's General Meeting on June 9th, 2014. It later appeared in book form with the addition of a pocket of illustrated bookmarks and bookplates. A rhyming fantasy verse on the subject of the outlandish creature of Bangalore, produced as a keepsake.