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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…

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Shahnameh: The Stunning Epic of the Persian Kings

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings by Ferdowsi Publication: 2nd “black box” edition, WW Norton & Co | 2017 Other authors: Translated by Ahmad Sadri, Illustrated by Hamid Rahmanian, Foreword by Sheila Canby. Where to buy: ► Cheapest options @ Book Depository or Amazon (US). ► A signed version is also available Read more…

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The Beautiful Bibliophile by Jane Mount – this year’s best Christmas gift for booklovers

Hey look, I’ve found this year’s best gift for all your book-loving friends! And of course, for you to treat yourself to as well. The book in question is Bibliophile by Jane Mount, and it is absolutely adorable! Jane is an American illustrator who is best known for her previous book and Read more…

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Illustrators and Authors

Charles van Sandwyk Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone Errol le Cain Johan Egerkrans Tom Adams Angus McBride Sybille Schenker Golden Age Classics Ola Cohn Coming soon… Ruth Manning Sanders Trina Schart Hyman

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Sterling Signature Shakespeare

This illustrated bibliography features several large hardcovers that include the full text of each Shakespeare play, along with notes, commentary and scholarly essays. They are beautifully illustrated with laser-cut paper designs, but they are consequently quite delicate and require careful handling. Some internal illustrations are provided below, and the full list with Read more…

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