Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
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" ;  pages.