Vancouver, B.C. Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, 2005. First Edition. Oblong 8vo.  pp. Eighteen tipped-in color plates (including front cover) surrounded by decorative gilt borders and black & white illustations; calligraphic text by van Sandwyk. Laid in is a publisher's announcement card with color plate tipped to front cover and inside, a single sheet of text tipped in; as well a single sheet, folded brief biography of van Sandwyk with an Artists Statement. Original handbound bronze wrappers with french flaps, gilt illustration & lettering to front cover; color plate of Dream Island adhered to front cover. A fine copy, as new. Item #20529
The sketchbook belonging to Charles van Sandwyk ~ who traveled through a dream and traded his soft pillow for a third class passage to the island of birds and returned with many tales to tell. Charles Van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist and author who has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada.