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Wholphin, Issue 7
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Wholphin, Issue 7

McSweeney's. Near Fine. 2008. First Edition; First Printing. 9781934781128 . Near Fine in original shrink wrap .

$60.00

Tree Whispers - 1st Trade Edition

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk. Fine+. 2015. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Booklet. A very fine first printing of the first trade edition in maroon wrappers, one of 600 copies. Illustrated brown dust jacket with mounted color illustration and ink drawing to the back cover. Signed by Charles van Sandwyk; ; Color Illustrations .

$150.00

Long Ago In Bangalore - 1st Edition

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk. Fine+. 2014. First Edition; First Printing. Booklet. A very fine first edition, gold wrappers, with mounted color illustrated title etching on front cover. Six decorated color bookplates and five individual color bookmarks are included in publisher's envelope affixed to front endpaper ; ; Color Illustrations .

$45.00

The Golden Key
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The Golden Key

By MacDonald, George

Olympia, WA: Pegana Press. Fine. 2015. Signed by Illustrator. Cloth. 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 .

$490.00

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

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: The Fairy Press. Fine. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Booklet. 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'". .

$910.00

Eric's Good News
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Eric's Good News

By Le Feuvre, Amy

New York, Toronto, Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Company. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. c1896. First Edition. Hardcover. An attractive, Near Fine first edition in the original light blue cloth with striking floral design in the rare, printed dust-jacket, little tattered and chipped with about one inch triangle torn from lower back panel. Ghosting of jacket flaps onto endpapers; Amy Le Feuvre's account of Eric Wallace, a little invalid boy, and the story of the influence he had upon the life of a world-worn young man with whom he became acquainted at a seaside resort. - Fleming H. Revell Company .

$370.00

Cassell's Complete Pocket Guide To Europe
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Cassell's Complete Pocket Guide To Europe

By King, Edward and Edmund C. Stedman

New York: Cassell Publishing Co.. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1892. Revised Edition; First Printing. Full Leather. Cassell's revised and enlarged edition in black morocco in Near Fine condition in chipped and lightly worn dust-jacket, split along front fold; "When you have laid aside your prejudices, donned your garments of travel, and set your foot upon the gang-plank of the steamer bound for Europe, it will not be our fault if you discover that you have forgotten something. If you have bought this our little book, and read this preliminary chapter, you will depart for foreign lands with all your preparations properly made." - from the introduction .

$440.00

Printed Kate Greenaway; A Catalogue Raisonné  - 1st Edition
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Printed Kate Greenaway; A Catalogue Raisonné - 1st Edition

By Schuster, Thomas E. and Rodney Engen

London: T. E. Schuster. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0951175203 . A Fine first edition in equally Fine dust-wrapper, contains seven item errata sheet, with original sales prospectus laid in; Schuster's first fully comprehensive reference book for Kate Greenaway collectors, libraries, museums, and serious students of British Victorian illustration. Contains more than 600 major items, with hundreds of variants within each heading, Published Books, Greeting Cards, Periodicals, Ephemera and Spin-offs .

$270.00

Hilary Knight's The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: Based on the Poem by Edward  Lear  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Hilary Knight's The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: Based on the Poem by Edward Lear - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Knight, Hilary [; Edward Lear]

New York: MacMillan Publishing Company. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0027509001 . A charming first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in just about Fine bright dustjacket, minute shades of use; Knight places Lear's fanciful poem inside another story, in which young Otto and Polly, attending Professor Comfort's Story and Music Hour, are magically transformed into the title characters until called home for dinner; Color Illustrations .

$209.00

I Believe  - Signed Limited Edition
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I Believe - Signed Limited Edition

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: Savuti Press. Fine+. 2012. First Edition; First Printing. Booklet. A signed edition, limited to 125 copies in Very Fine condition. Hand-sewn pages, drawings and illustrations in full color by Charles van Sandwyk, printed on laid paper; "A book's not shy to face the world - with open heart - like sails unfurled." Charles van Sandwyk's two poems, "Fortress on the Hill" and "I Believe" and "A Hidden Thought" ; Color Illustrations; 8 pages .

$330.00

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

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: The Fairy Press. Fine+. 2001. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Booklet. 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" .

$880.00

In Praise of Folly; Together with a Life of Erasmus and His Epistle  Addressed to Sir Thomas More
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In Praise of Folly; Together with a Life of Erasmus and His Epistle Addressed to Sir Thomas More

By Erasmus, Desiderius

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Fine. [1951]. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. A handsome Sesame Library [1951] edition in Fine condition with 54th and 55th leaves becoming detached from the upper spine and previous owner's stamp to rear pastedown; lacking dust-wrapper (as issued?). Charming small format book bound in navy cloth with brilliant silver embossed titles on spine, peppered with classical black and white Holbein style woodcuts throughout. [4], [i-ii] iii-xxiv, [1]-223 [224-8] pages; This ecumenical humorous Renaissance classic using Folly, herself, to highlight the wasteful and pedantic efforts of man was ostensibly written at the home of the author Erasmus's friend Thomas More. The book was widely printed and later used during the Elizabethan age as a tool of education and has endured to the present day as an all-time piece of classical literature; Ex-Libris; Wood block print .

$19.00

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

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: The Fairy Press. Fine+. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Booklet. A stunning first edition/first printing with French flaps in Very Fine condition. 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'". ; [16] pages .

$550.00

The Serpent Slayer And Other Stories Of Strong Women  - 1st Edition/1st  Printing
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The Serpent Slayer And Other Stories Of Strong Women - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Tchana, Katrin

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0316387010 . A very beautiful first printing of the first edition in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with small chip to bottom spine, else Fine; Trina Schart Hyman and her daughter Katrin Tchana retell 18 inspiring stories about women powerful in might and mind. Stories about heroines, girls and women with as much courage, wit, and intelligence as their better known male counterparts. From the Chinese tale of Li Chi who slays a serpent and saves her village to the Gambian story of an offbeat wise woman; Color Illustrations .

$79.00

Will O' The Wisps  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Will O' The Wisps - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Van Sandwyk, Charles

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. Fine+. 2012. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Booklet. A numbered first printing of this miniature first edition in Very Fine condition. Limited to 35 numbered copies. Accordion-folded page book closed with a band. Accompanied by a leaf cutout of marbled paper, leaf signed by author Charles van Sandwyk; Meant "for little hands", this miniature accordion book is filled with fanciful and fairy-like creatures. Included is a hand-written colophon page by Charles van Sandwyk ; B & W Illustrations .

$650.00

Nutcracker  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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Nutcracker - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Hoffmann, E. T. A.

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 051755285X . A charming first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike, ever so slightly rubbed dust-jacket; The tale of Nutcracker, written by E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences since then. Maurice Sendak designed sets and costumes for ballet Christmas productions and has created even more magnificent pictures for this book ; Color Illustrations .

$139.00

The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Sendak, Maurice and Tony Kushner

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Cloth. 0810944480 . This unread Fine first printing of the first edition in Fine dust jacket is bound in navy blue cloth binding with gold lettering. Signed by Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner directly on the half title page; In this attractive volume, longtime Sendak friend Tony Kushner chronicles the life and art of Maurice Sendak. Best known as Caldecott winning illustrator of children's books, Sendak's artwork also includes set and costume designs for The Nutcracker, The Magic Flute and The Love of Three Oranges; numerous posters, CD covers, and book jackets. Using Sendak's personal papers and anecdotes, Kushner offers an intimate view into Sendak's personal and professional life ; Color Illustrations .

$430.00

The Art Of Maurice Sendak  - 1st Edition/1st Printing
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The Art Of Maurice Sendak - 1st Edition/1st Printing

By Lanes, Selma G. ; Maurice Sendak

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1980. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Biographee. Cloth. 0810944480 . A Fine printing of the first edition, decorated cloth in the original printed glassine dust-jacket . Signed and dated Dec-80 by Maurice Sendak on the first flyleaf; As creator of Caldecott winningWhere the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and the illustrations of countless other memorable children's books, legendary Maurice Sendak, ranked among the best known and best-loved artists in America; Color Illustrations .

$540.00

Eloise At Christmastime  - Limited/Numbered Edition
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Eloise At Christmastime - Limited/Numbered Edition

By Thompson, Kay

New York: Simon & Schuster. As New. 1999. Limited/Numbered Edition; Signed by Illustrator. Original Cloth. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. Hardbound, with the original slipcase, limited to 250 numbered and SIGNED copies by Hilary Knight. As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; Eloise, the six-year-old girl who lives in the penthouse at the top of the Plaza Hotel in New York City is turning the place upside down during Christmastime. Basis for the movie starring Julie Andrews as Nanny and Sofia Vassilieva as Eloise. Obtain the whole set of limited/numbered editions at a 20% lower price than the totals of the individual titles .

$210.00

Always Room For One More
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Always Room For One More

By Leodhas, Sorche Nic [; LeClaire Gowans Alger]

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Fine in Fine dust jacket. c1965. Signed by Illustrator. Cloth. 0030883431 . A charming Holt Reinforced edition in a later, early 70s printing with $5.95 price on dust-jacket and ISBN on copyright page. Fine condition with only light rubbing to board edges in about Fine dust-jacket. Signed by illustrator Nonny Hogrogian on the title page (in addition to the printed signature on the half title). Includes publisher's folded bio-bibligraphical flyer introducing the art of Nonny Hogrogian; Based on an old Scottish nursery tale, this is Alger's story of Lachie MacLachlan, a generous Scottish man. While he lives in a small hut with his wife and ten children, he always welcomes in any weary traveler who walks by on a stormy night. Winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal; Color Illustrations .

$100.00

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