VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). How To See Fairies.

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VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). How To See Fairies. London; The Folio Society Ltd. 2018.

Tall 8vo. Original fawn-coloured cloth decoratively and pictorially blocked in black, red, and gilt to spine and upper cover surrounding an onlaid pictorial roundel printed in colours, double-page pictorial endpapers, preserved in original slipcase in red and gilt; pp. [iv] + 123 + [iv] on variously coloured stock; profusely illustrated throughout with coloured plates in profusion alongside smaller coloured vignettes, a fine 3-section folding panorama in colours, double-page spreads in colours, black-and-white illustrations, and decorations and calligraphy by the artist; a fine copy in a very good slipcase with a small bruise to one lower corner (which does not affect the book).
Third edition thus; the combined edition of van Sandwyk's beloved fairy books, which were originally published by the artist's own press. The titles here comprise: The Fairy Market; How to see Fairies; The Gnome King's Treasure Song; Pocket Guide to the Little People; Afterglow; Wee Folk and The Fairies's Christmas. This copy is signed in ink in the artist's characteristic calligraphic hand to the front blank.