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Limited Editions Trade Edition / In Print Out of Print
Tree Whispers
Full Moon Eyes (with Original Drawing
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I Believe
I Believe (with Original Drawing)
An Interm Biography
The Philosopher's Cupboard (Savuti Press)

Tree Whispers
Affairs of the Heart

An Unexpected Gift
Animal Wisdom
Afterglow
Betwixt and Between
Canadian Content
The Fairy Market
Full Moon Eyes
Long Ago in Bangalore
Mr. Rabbit's Symphony of Nature
Quality Time

Gnome King's Treasure Song
How to See Fairies
How to See Fairies Box Set
How to See Fairies and Pocket Guide to Little People
The Fairies Christmas
Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds

NEW Book, May 2017

Letters from Fairyland

Edition 200

Hand sewn

Size 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Cover pyrite yellow and 12 pages with 9 illustrations 5 posted letters printed on cream and buff paper.

Price $120.00

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NEW Book, September 2016

Tree Whispers

Deluxe Edition limited to 120 copies

Size: 6" x 9"

Green cover with a tipped on illustration, similar to Trade Edition with the addition
of a delightful Signed and Numbered Etching

24 pages, Hand-sewn
Numerous illustrations, mainly in black and gold, to accompany Charles' poem celebrating the Trees that "By God's Good Grace Hold the World in Place."

CDN $300

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Tree Whispers

Trade Edition of 600 copies

Size: 6" x 9"

(Crown Octavo) Brown cover with a tipped on illustration
24 pages, Hand-sewn
Numerous illustrations, mainly in black and gold, to accompany Charles' poem celebrating the Trees that "By God's Good Grace Hold the World in Place."

CDN $70

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Long Ago in Bangalore

Publish date: December 2014

Six Book Plates
Four Book Marks
One Lovely Poem

Size: 9" x 6 1/2"
4 pages
CDN $38

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Limited Editions
   

Full Moon Eyes
An Ode To The Wisdom And Forbearance Of Owls

With Original Drawings

First Edition, ltd. to 2000
Many drawings with 10 coloured plates tipped in, 9" x 6 1/2"
22 pages, on acid-free paper, hand-sewn
Cover is the same as above edition
CDN $400

 
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Drawing of Owl with his wings sheltering "Charles van Sandwyk 2013"
framed by four stars
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Drawing of Owl with three stars standing atop a cartouche
which reads Charles van Sandwyk 2013
   
   

I Believe

Limited Edition to 125 copies
With marbled end papers and a numbered bookmark,
and a signed and numbered sepia etching
Crow with Field Guide to Humans
16 illustrations, 19 pages, on acid-free paper, hand-sewn
Size: 9" x 6 1/2"
SOLD

 
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etching size: 6" x 4 1/4"
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Marbled end papers with numbered bookmark
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I Believe
with Original Drawing

15 illustrations plus one drawing
26 pages, acid-free paper, hand-sewn
Book Size: 9" x 6 1/2"
SOLD

 
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Original drawing of Literary Mouse carrying a chamberstick
and book on his way to bed. Signed Charles van Sandwyk 2013
Drawing sixe: 5 1/4" x 4 3/8"
   

An Interm Biography

Charles Van Sandwyk
An Interm Biography 1983-2000

Assembled by Rollin Milroy, Vancouver, Heavenly Monkey & C.V.S. Fine Arts.
Date: 2000
50 numbered copies. This is 42.
Size: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Two original copperplate etchings by the artist and a facsimile of the artist's first book, a miniature entitled:
A Collection of Little People


CDN: $795


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The Philosopher's Cupboard (Savuti Press)

 

The Philosopher's Cupboard
1st Edition 2009,
The Savuti Press


Edition of 199
28 pages 1 original etching titled Three Generations
Signed in pencil by Chales Van Sandwyk
2 full page letterpress engravings

Gilded cover and letterpress engravings on hand-made Italian paper

Printed on Nideggen mould- made, St. Armand hand-made, and Firenze Magnani paper

Hand-sewn

Size: 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
$300

The Savuti Press had its beginnings back in Vancouver in the halcyon summer days of two thousand and nine –the warmest, longest summer in living memory.

Waisiki and I began the happy pursuit of writing, paper marbling, book design, and above all, thinking with a small amount of drinking. We wished to tackle some grand themes, and some esoteric ones, too. Some books are planned just for the fun of it. We would like to put out a book each year, but we'll see how that goes.

We began this venture with the hopes of printing our artisitic endeavors and philosophical wanderings on exquisite papers, and in small editions.

Like the spit of land in Fiji the press is named for, this is where our cultural tides converge, and where we mix the familiar with the new.

Just as a weary old travel trunk bears the stamps of all its destinations, so do books and stories tell of adventures–and bear the scuffmarks–of our lives.
CVS.

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Trade Edition / In Print
   

Affairs of the Heart

2nd Edition, Oct., 2007
44 pages
14 tipped in illustrations
8 1/2" x 10 1/8"
CDN $105

 
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An Unexpected Gift

Christmas 2013
44 pages, numerous illustrations
Hand-sewn
Size" 9" x 6 1/2"
CDN $70

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Animal Wisdom

4th printing
Hand-sewn book on acid free paper
10" x 6 1/2"
28 pages
CDN $70

 
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Afterglow

"A rare and radiant poem, with the nicest ending Mr. Van Sandwyk could have possibly written. It sort of leaves you dangling: will he sleep well through the night, or is it a subtle hint of eternal peace" – Watson Wumplewort Rex, the Gnome King

1st Edition 2008
6 3/4" x 7 1/2", hand-sewn, acid free paper,
Ribbonned card insert 3 1/4" x 6 3/4",
12 full illustrated sides.
CDN $35

Let us all celebrate a time to rest and reflect. Summer is over, the harvest is in, the days are shorter.
Light the lamps and enjoy the afteglow.

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Betwixt and Between

Betwixt and Between
The Art and Influence of Charles Van Sandwyk

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CDN $45
   

Canadian Content

By Charles Van Sandwyk with an introduction by Waisiki Doughty
1st Edition December 2009
28 pages
18 illustrations
Gold-blocked cover
Acid-free paper, hand-sewn
Size:
10" x 7"
CDN $70
An ode to Canada and why we love living here.

 
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The Fairy Market

1st Edition December 2009
16 pages
13 illustrations (6 tipped-in plates)
Gold-blocked cover
Acid-free paper
Hand-sewn

letterpress printing
Size: 10" x 8"
CDN $70
Dedicated to the everlasting memory of Arthur Rackham. A dreamy shopping trip.

 
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Full Moon Eyes
An OdeTo The Wisdom And Forbearance Of Owls

First Edition, ltd. to 2000
Many drawings with 10 coloured plates tipped in
Size:9" x 6 1/2"
22 pages, on acid-free paper, hand-sewn
CDN $75

 

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Long Ago in Bangalore

Six Book Plates
Four Book Marks
One Lovely Poem

Size: 9" x 6 1/2"
4 pages
CDN $38

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Mr. Rabbit's Symphony of Nature

Book with bookmark
1st Edition 2008
24 pages
8 1/2" x 6 3/4"
Hand-sewn on acid free paper
12 tipped-in colour illustrations
$CDN 75

Mr. Rabbit celebrates the end of winter as spring arrives with the appearance of the creatures from th wood and dell.

 
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Quality Time

CD
Spoken Word and Songs by CVS
CDN $21.95

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Out of Print

Gnome King's Treasure Song

First edition, Signed
The Fairy Press, Dec. 2000
Size: 7 1/2" 5 1/4"
16 colour illustrations on 20 pages
CDN: $225

 
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How to See Fairies

3rd Edition, Signed
16 pages, offset printed
Offset bookmark included
Offset cover illustration
CDN $275

 
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How to See Fairies Box Set


Published by Smithmark Publishers, 1999
Raincoast Books
Compilation of How To See Fairies and Pocket Guide to the Little People in hardcover
Also includes The Fairy Journal, 3 cards with envelopes and a poster
SOLD OUT

 
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How to See Fairies and Pocket Guide to Little People

Book is the same as the Box Set
Offset Printing
CDN $75

 
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The Fairies' Christmas

1st edition 2001, Signed
The Fairy Press
Only 1000 copied
8 pages, 4 tipped-in plates
Letterpress engravings
Size: 7 3/4" x 5"
CDN $200

 
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Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds

Hand-sewn book on acid free paper,
28 pages, 18 tipped in colour plates, various other illustrations
Size: 8 1/2" x 10 1/4"
CDN $120


Created from a dream Charles had when recovering from a traffic accident in Fiji. Dreams affect your destiny.

 

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