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I Believe
Letters from Fairyland

The Philosopher's Cupboard (Savuti Press)
Tree Whispers

Affairs of the Heart
Animal Wisdom
An Unexpected Gift
Splendid Crow Booklet
Here Follows a Collection of Little People
Tree Whispers

The Fairy Market
Full Moon Eyes
Long Ago in Bangalore
Mr. Rabbit's Symphony of Nature
Quality Time
Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds

The Affairs of the Heart according to Birds
How to See Fairies
The Fairies Christmas

NEW Books, July 2018

 

Splendid Crow Booklet

Date: 2018
Size: 9" x 6"
Opens to a wonderful triptych 9" x 17"

Tipped on cover illustration
Tipped inside 3 illustrations

CDN $40

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Here Follows a Collection of Little People

Date: 2018
Size: 8 1/2" x 5 5/8"

Tipped on cover illustration
4 pages illustrated
1 folded collection of little people

CDN $40

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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

I Believe

 


Deluxe Edition of 125

15 illustrations plus one etching
26 pages, acid-free paper, hand-sewn

Book Size: 9" x 6 1/2"

CDN $300

 
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Letters from Fairyland

 


Edition 200
Signed by the artist
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 $180.00

 
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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
152 leaves are gilded by the artist's hand

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

Hand-sewn

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

CDN $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 $110

 
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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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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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The Fairy Market: detail, letterpress text and tipped in plate

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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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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An Unexpected Gift

Christmas 2013
Signed by the artist
44 pages, numerous illustrations
Hand-sewn
Size" 9" x 6 1/2"
CDN $85

 
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Out of Print

 

The Affairs of the Heart
According to Birds


Edition 13/20

Signed in ink by Charles van Sandwyk
Red cloth binding, marblked paper
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Size: 6 1/4" x 5"
8 full page sepia etchings
Another etching 1 1/2" x 2" handcoloured and inlaid on front cover
Date: 1992
CDN $5500

 

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The Fairies Christmas

Signed in pen Charles van Sandwyk
Typography by Robert R. Reid
Letterpress David Clifford at Black Ston Press

4 engravings
Size: 7 3/4" x 5"

One with fern-coloured nesting fairy on cover
One with golden brown nesting fairy on cover

CDN $225

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How to see Fairies and Pocket Guide to Little People

Offset Printing

CDN $75

 
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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 $150


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

 

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