Book #19812

Strange Birds - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Charles Van Sandwyk
Strange Birds - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Booklet
Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 24mo; [20] pages
Publisher: Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk, the artist, 1991.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

A stunning first edition/first printing with French flaps in Very Fine condition. 20 hand-sewn pages, published by the author himself, with black and white printed illustrations. Signed by Charles van Sandwyk on the copyright page. One of 1,000 total printed copies. Scarce.

"A book of nonsense. " The first book written and published by Charles van Sandwyk. His story about many exotic birds, from the Three-Wattled Bellbird to the Hornbill and the Toucan; starting out with "Let me tell you about all the birds that I know. "

Price: $900.00

Author Bio

Charles Van Sandwyk

Charles Noel van Sandwyk was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966. In 1977, he emigrated with his family to Vancouver, Canada. By the early 1980’s, he was selling his drawings and watercolors in a style reminiscent of the old prints and paintings which hung in the family home.

Van Sandwyk studied graphic design at the Capilano College art program in North Vancouver. Upon completion in 1986, the wanderlust of younger years sent him travelling to the South Pacific. He discovered the Fiji Islands, and fell in love with a remote island and its inhabitants.

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