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My decision to devote an immense amount of energy and labor to print The Golden Key also stems from my habits as a book lover and collector .  I've always chosen works that I would want to have in my own library. Beautiful editions that support and enhance the wonder and glory of the written word that you can hold and caress.  I felt that The Golden Key needed such an edition.  The inclusion of the wonderful illustrations have made what I feel is a truly representative version of this amazing story.

--Mike Tortorello

Pegana Press

August 2015

​​"This story is filled with a lambent, glowing air of its own.  It is dreamy and mystical, with a vague, dim, wondering beauty, and perhaps for these reasons it reminds me more of MacDonald's two great haunting dream romances, Lilith and Phantastes."  

---Lin Carter's introduction for Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series


This edition strictly limited to 80 copies. Printed in sections of French and German paper with hues of rose, custard, soft green, and blue. Deluxe hardback hand bound in cloth of soft yellow with ornate spine and titling; decorative Florentine endpapers. Watercolour frontispiece and three interior pen and ink illustrations by renowned artist Charles van Sandwyk. Each frontispiece is hand signed by Charles and Giclee printed for superb colour rendition and archival art quality.  Included with each book, is a letterpress print of The Old Man Of The Sea suitable for framing.

 $450.00


The Golden Key

written by George MacDonald 

with illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk

Let us take a fantastic journey.  A journey through colored pages of palest rose, antique yellow, light sage green, and dusky blue.  We will follow the trail of ornate letters of a bygone era pressed into the paper, and the words will be our guide through Fairyland where we will meet Tangle and Mossy and accompany them on their quest to find the lock that fits...

Customer Reviews:

Yay... I received my book the other day and love it!  "The Golden Key" is an excellent read and invites my imagination to assume entrance to a very special time and place.  Thank you for choosing this enchanting story and for your excellent choice of font, papers and binding.  What a treasure!!

--Bruce, USA

I've been away and just arrived back to my beautiful book - it's really stunning and such a labour of love. I'm so thrilled I found your press and can't wait to see what else you have planned!
--Kirsty, Australia

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