Book #26697

How To See Fairies - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Charles Van Sandwyk
How To See Fairies - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Charles Van Sandwyk.

Binding: Booklet
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 24mo; [16] pages
Publisher: Vancouver: The Fairy Press, 1992.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

An attractive first printing of the first edition in fine condition. French flaps,16 hand-sewn pages with drawings and illustrations in full color. Original edition, which was followed by a hardcover edition published by Smithmark in 1999.

"So often when I sleep at night my dreams are overladen with vision of the fairy folk, led by a tiny maiden. They dance upon my furrowed brow till I have all but woken, and this is what they say to me, in words so softly spoken. 'If you are up at the dead of night or just before the dawn, then you might see the fairy folk aplaying on the lawn'"

Price: $890.00

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.