VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). Fairies In Fijiland.
VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). Fairies In Fijiland.
VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). Fairies In Fijiland.

VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). Fairies In Fijiland.

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Vancouver; The Fairy Press. 2017.

8vo. Original hand-marbled card covers heightened with gilt, with onlaid decorated paper label, individually hand-sewn with bronze metallic inner covers; pp. [12], printed on fine apricot and cream card with additional bound-in pictorial tabs, a 4-page transformational scene of a landscape, pictorial title in colours, a coloured frontispiece mounted-at-large, 2 finely etched fairyland plates in sepia on hand-made paper with untrimmed edges and protective cobweb tissues, pictorial tabs, and fine calligraphy throughout, all by van Sandwyk; fine and new, and sold with accompanying bookmark printed with an owl in olive green and hand-numbered with the limitation details.

First, and limited edition. One of only 100 numbered copies signed by the artist: "The first fifty copies are reserved for the patrons of the High Branch Society". A tiny glimpse into the lives of the most diminiutive race in the Enchanted Isles of Fiji, afforded by two original copperplate engravings "hand-needled more than twenty years past and recently unearthed".

 

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