Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Fairyland Nautilus Fairy

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…

CVS Wind in the Willows etching

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…

cropped mary poppins

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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Wordsworth’s Collector’s Editions of Classic Children’s Novels

Newly released last month is another delightful collection of hardcover classic children’s novels. These British Wordsworth colletor’s editions are very affordable volumes (hence, glued bindings, so perhaps not a long-term investment). They come in attractive bright colours with matching coloured end papers, and feature embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance Read more…

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