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Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated Bibliography

Introduction There are several hundreds of different illustrated versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Including them all in this list would be a daunting task, and to my mind maybe not so useful, as some are much more beautiful than others. The illustrated bibliography below therefore Read more…

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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 even in one case two different authors? This video includes 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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Collecting Charles van Sandwyk Artist Books

Charles van Sandwyk: A Guide for Collectors Charles van Sandwyk is one of my absolute favourite artists, and I have prepared the annotated bibliography and list of Charles van Sandwyk publications below as a guide for collectors. Price guides aren’t given because they vary wildly, but there are limitation numbers Read more…

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Spit, Spot, A Mary Poppins Comparison

Todays article is all about Mary Poppins. I’ll be reviewing some of the most beautiful editions of the books, and will also share a little trivia and discuss some of the differences between the books and the movies. Author Pamela Lyndon Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in 1899 in Read more…

2018 Annual Review Blog

Most Beautiful Books of 2018 – A Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to a review identifying some of the most physically beautiful books published in 2018, with the aim of helping you to find appropriate gifts for your nearest and dearest, or – even better – take an opportunity to treat yourself…

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