2013 CVS fairies ephemera

Charles van Sandwyk: Notes on Ephemera for Collectors

Charles van Sandwyk: Collecting the Ephemera The list below provides a comprehensive starting point regarding ephemera associated with the art books of Charles van Sandwyk for the interested collector. It includes various exhibition posters, prospectuses, and other interesting items that were released along with the books, ranging from letters from Read more…

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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.  Charles is a painter, a writer and an illustrator. He is most well-known Read more…

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The Many Illustrated Tales of Beedle the Bard – Illustrated Bibliography

Beedle the Bard Editions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvTEcrISQxA The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a fictional children’s storybook that was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and later written as a real book by JK Rowling. Two differently illustrated editions were released in the US and UK in October Read more…

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King – Stunning Pop-up Book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcZfKrE_k8 Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King by Ferdowsi Paper engineering:  Simon Arizpe | Illustrator: Hamid RahmanianPublication: Fantagraphics 2018► Where to buy: Book Depository or Amazon (US) About the book: This gorgeous pop-up book is based on the incredible illustrated Shahnameh that I reviewed earlier, Ahmad Sadri’s translation of the 1000 year old epic Persian poem by Ferdowsi. The 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 | 2017Other 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 from the makers direct (US only).► The first 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…