Blog Johan Egerkrans

The Eerie Viking Art of Johan Egerkrans

Johan Egerkrans is the Swedish illustrator of a set of books on Norse Gods, Swedish fair folk, and creatures of world folklore. He combines a dark hard-edged imagination with the whimsy of Johan Bauer and Arthur Rackham.

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Grahame Johnstone’s ‘Finding Out’ Fables

Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone illustrated several stunning series of myths, legends and folk tales for 5 years of Finding Out Magazine, some of which never appeared elsewhere…

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Collecting Junior Deluxe Editions

Ahhh – who doesn’t love a stack of cheap and cheerful vintage children’s books? Do you know how many books there were in this classic series of the 1950s and 60s? And which ones have multiple covers, multiple illustrators, and Read more…

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The Art of the Australian Fairy

I’d like to introduce you to a collection of literary magical fairy beings of the sort that typically feature prominently in pan-European fairy tales but here are living in the Australian bush…

CVS Collectors Guide Blog

Collecting Charles van Sandwyk

I’ve been collecting Charles van Sandwyk’s delightful handmade artist books for many years, and I’m thrilled to announce that I just finished putting together an illustrated guide that I hope will help other collectors track down his fantastic body of work…

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On the Horizon for 2019

A selection of upcoming book releases with special features, such as sprayed edges or signed copies, as well as pre-order offers for swag like free pins, cards and competitions. Covers the first half of 2019.

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