Book #22273

The Fairies' Christmas - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Charles Van Sandwyk
The Fairies' Christmas - 1st Edition/1st Printing
The Fairies' Christmas - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Booklet
Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 16mo; [8] pages
Publisher: Vancouver: The Fairy Press, 2001.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

A stunning first edition/first printing with French flaps in Very Fine condition. 8 hand-sewn pages, four tipped-in illustrations in full color by Charles van Sandwyk. Signed "Charles Noel van Sandwyk" on the title page. Burgundy stiff paper wrappers with title in black and gilt. Typography by Robert R. Reid and letterpress printed by David Clifford at Black Stone Press. Editorial assistance by Rollin Milroy.

Also distributed by Heavenly Monkey as their Christmas 2001 book, it tells the story of a Christmas a boy spent with his grandfather and their encounter with a gathering of fairies. "When I was a boy, it was a long, long time ago. I lived with my grandfather who was a very old man, but in our hearts we were exactly the same age. Life was more simple"

Price: $800.00

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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