Book #26846

Sketches From A Tropic Isle - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Charles Van Sandwyk
Sketches From A Tropic Isle - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Booklet
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 16mo; 28 pages
Publisher: Tavewa Island: Fiji Isles Paradise, 1997.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

An unblemished first edition of the Sketches from a Tropc Isle, drawn and annotated in the Fiji Islands by Charles van Sandwyk. Booklet in printed carton wrapper with tipped on turtle drawing. Signed by Charles van Sandwyk on the title page, a lovely presentation.

How may I speak of my island home so you can know my love for her?
Would it be hard to believe that a man could belong to his land and she to him?
My youthful cup, which once brimmed with pride and wisdom,
has been emptied of everything but this very love.
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Price: $650.00

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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