Exquisite hand-crafted detailing
Van Sandwyk produced a beautiful copperplate etching exclusively for the limitation, which he individually hand-printed, signed and numbered, and these have been hand-tipped on to the frontispiece of each book. The limited edition also features a handmade solander box, decorated with a newly commissioned inset illustration and lined with paper featuring Charles’ design; swallows swooping as they deliver letters to and from Fairyland. These delightful letters can be opened and read when you explore inside the book, which is cloth-bound with a design blocked in three different coloured foils. Five miniature pockets, beautifully foil-blocked in gold with spiderweb motifs, have been carefully hand-placed throughout the enchanting narrative; within you will find charming correspondence, a cache of fairy money, and a fold-out concertina decorated with detailed portraits of the fairyland folk. This stunning limited edition is finished with gold-blocked endpapers that replicate the striking spiderweb design of the pockets; a final flourish that demonstrates the exceptional attention to detail in all Folio Society limited editions.