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LEWIS, C.S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 : THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE : A STORY FOR CHILDREN.

LEWIS, C.S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 : THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE : A STORY FOR CHILDREN.

London : Geoffrey Bles, (1950). First edition. Illustrations and colour frontispiece by Pauline Baynes. The first and best-known of the Narnia chronicles. “It is a kind of modern fairy tale about four children evacuated to an old house in the country during the war. They discover that merely by stepping into a wardrobe they have access to a wonderland of strange creatures and stranger adventures ... his little book may well become a children’s classic” (a prophetic review in the Belfast News-Letter, 30th October 1950).
Post 8vo (198 x 130mm). (174)pp. Coloured frontispiece. Illustrations. Bound, without final blank, in an elegant recent full green morocco, banded and gilt; a few very minor marks and spots, but a very good copy.

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LEWIS, C.S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 : THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER.

LEWIS, C.S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 : THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER.

London : Geoffrey Bles, (1952). First edition. “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence ... They were very up-to-date and advanced people. They were vegetarians, non-smokers and teetotallers and wore a special kind of underclothes”. The third published (but fifth in chronological sequence) of the Chronicles of Narnia.
Post 8vo (21cm). (224)pp. Endpaper map. Plan. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Original pale blue boards, lettered in silver; slight lean; tips a little tanned; a touch bruised; some spotting, mainly of edges and endpapers; a good and sound copy in the Baynes pictorial dust-jacket – a little worn, chipped at extremities, lightly tanned, a little spotted and fingered, but substantially complete. With a neat contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper.

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