Book #26752

The Golden Key

George MacDonald
The Golden Key. George MacDonald.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Signed by Illustrator
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Olympia, WA: Pegana Press, 2015.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk

This edition strictly limited to 80 copies. Printed in sections of French and German paper with hues of rose, custard, soft green, and blue. Deluxe hardback hand bound in cloth of soft yellow with ornate spine and titling; decorative Florentine endpapers. Watercolour frontispiece and interior pen and ink illustrations by renowned artist Charles van Sandwyk. Each frontispiece has been hand signed by Charles and is Giclee printed for superb colour rendition and archival art quality. Included with each book, is a letterpress print of The Old Man Of The Sea suitable for framing.

Let us take a fantastic journey. A journey through colored pages of palest rose, custard yellow, light sage green, and dusky blue. We will follow the trail of ornate letters of a bygone era pressed into the paper, and the words will be our guide through Fairyland where we will meet Tangle and Mossy and accompany them on their quest to find the lock that fits...

"This story is filled with a lambent, glowing air of its own. It is dreamy and mystical, with a vague, dim, wondering beauty, and perhaps for these reasons it reminds me more of MacDonald's two great haunting dream romances, Lilith and Phantastes." ---Lin Carter's introduction for Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series; B & W and Color Illustrations.

Price: $450.00

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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