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Eileen Hunter

Published by Andre Deutsch Limited, London (1979)

ISBN 10: 0233970843 ISBN 13: 9780233970844

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About this Item: Andre Deutsch Limited, London, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition. Near fine book in clean dark blue cloth covers with green gilt titles to spine. Internally very good; DEDICATED and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to the verso of the flyleaf; attractively illustrated.The dust jacket is very good+ and not price clipped; small nick and tiny rub. A very attractive copy. Dedicated and Signed By the Au. Seller Inventory # 024413

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Chris Powling

Published by Knight (1985)

ISBN 10: 0340280468 ISBN 13: 9780340280461

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About this Item: Knight, 1985. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Stephen Lavis (illustrator). | A Format (7" x 4½"). 143pp. | Signed by author. Illustrated by Stephen Lavis. Winner: Children's Book of the Year 1989 prize.Signed by the author on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Seller Inventory # 113920

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Piers, Helen

Published by Kestrel Books (1976)

ISBN 10: 072266799X ISBN 13: 9780722667996

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About this Item: Kestrel Books, 1976. Hardback. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Baynes, Pauline (illustrator). 2nd 1976. Fine condition with no wrapper. How Grasshopper helps Butterfly to find a place to live for the winter and saves her life. A delicate and moving story. Beautiful colour illustrations. Pictorial boards. SIGNED by author to title page. A few tiny bumps to top edges of covers. A lovely bright, clean copy. [R]. SIGNED - please see description for details. Seller Inventory # 1504385

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ALL ALONG DOWN ALONG: Clark, Leonard

Clark, Leonard

Published by Kestrel Books (1975)

ISBN 10: 0722650299 ISBN 13: 9780722650295

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About this Item: Kestrel Books, 1975. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Baynes, Pauline (illustrator). 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Illustrated paperboard. Delightful b/w and colour illustrations throughout. A collection of stories in verse. SIGNED by author to front endpaper. Bumping to spine. Light wear to corners. Wrapper is price-cut with faded spine and edges; a few chips/nicks to corners. [S]. SIGNED - please see description for details. Seller Inventory # 2117997

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C. S. Lewis

Published by Destino, Ediciones, Barcelona (2005)

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About this Item: Destino, Ediciones, Barcelona, 2005. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Condition: Aceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: Muy bien. Narrativa juvenil (illustrator). Título original: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Destino Joven, 5 Ilustraciones de Pauline Baynes El servicio por contrareembolso tiene un coste adicional de 3 euros. Sello del anterior propietario. Seller Inventory # 28577

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Sibley, Brian

Published by London: Collins Lions Presumed First Edition (1989)

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About this Item: London: Collins Lions Presumed First Edition, 1989. Fine copy. Hb. 10" x 8". Laminated dj (with wonderful colour illustration of a young girl walking through a snowy wood with a faun to front, and black drawing of a group of children in an overgrown garden to rear) as new. Dark blue cloth cover with gilt spine titles as new. Unpriced. 96pgs. v tight leaves - as unread. Neat inscription on ffep (dated 1999). With delightful colour illustrations by Pauline Baynes. An exciting guide which explains how C S Lewis came to write his Narnia Chronicles, what sort of person he was, and the hidden meaning of the Narnia stories. Scanned image available upon request. Seller Inventory # 24615

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Tower, Christopher

Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London (1980)

ISBN 10: 0297777815 ISBN 13: 9780297777816

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About this Item: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition. Small 4to. 327pp., A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dj. Signed by the Illustrator, Pauline Baynes, on title page. Pauline Baynes (1922-2008) is best known for illustrating some of the most famous fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J. R. R. Tolkien. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 007045

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Clark, Leonard, Editor

Published by Penguin Books Ltd., England (1971)

ISBN 10: 0722650299 ISBN 13: 9780722650295

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About this Item: Penguin Books Ltd., England, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition. Small 4to. 63pp., A very good plus copy in a near fine and clipped dj. DJ with some fading around the edges. Book with library stamp, bar code and some tape residue to ffep. Ex Library copy with no card pocket. Signed by the Illustrator, Pauline Baynes, on title page. Pauline Baynes (1922-2008) is best known for illustrating some of the most famous fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J. R. R. Tolkien. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 007048

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Godden, Rumer

Published by Macmillan Children's Books, London (1981)

ISBN 10: 0333317319 ISBN 13: 9780333317310

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About this Item: Macmillan Children's Books, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition. Small 4to. 60pp., A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dj. Signed by the Illustrator, Pauline Baynes, on title page. Pauline Baynes (1922-2008) is best known for illustrating some of the most famous fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J. R. R. Tolkien. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 007049

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Harris, Rosemary

Published by Kestrel Books, Great Britain (1981)

ISBN 10: 0722656300 ISBN 13: 9780722656303

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About this Item: Kestrel Books, Great Britain, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition. Small 4to. Un-pagenated. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dj. DJ with some bumping and browning to edges. Signed by the Illustrator, Pauline Baynes, on title page. Pauline Baynes (1922-2008) is best known for illustrating some of the most famous fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J. R. R. Tolkien. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 007053

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Greaves, Margaret

Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego (1993)

ISBN 10: 015200534X ISBN 13: 9780152005344

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About this Item: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First American Edition. Small 4to. Un-pagenated. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dj. Book with full page color illustrations throughout. Signed by the Illustrator, Pauline Baynes, on title page. Pauline Baynes (1922-2008) is best known for illustrating some of the most famous fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J. R. R. Tolkien. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 007054

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Stevenson, Victoria

Published by Country Life LTD, London (1944)

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About this Item: Country Life LTD, London, 1944. Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. First Edition. 8vo. 88pp., A very good plus copy in blue boards with dark blue lettering. Books with some soiling to panels, previous owners inscriptions to front endpapers and some browning to pages. Signed by Pauline Baynes on title page. Pauline Baynes (1922-2008) is best known for illustrating some of the most famous fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J. R. R. Tolkien. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 007091

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Alison Uttley

Published by Faber and Faber, London (1966)

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About this Item: Faber and Faber, London, 1966. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). 1st Edition. London Faber, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Inscribed by the author. FIRST EDITION 1966, 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettered, 132 pages including index. Delightful line illustration throughout by Pauline Baynes. Inscribed by the author'with good wishes for happy cooking from Alison Uttley Christmas 1966'. contents clean and bright. A Fine crisp copy in near Fine DUSTWRAPPER (dw: price clipped, very slightly creased at head and tail of spine). Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000050

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Tales of Waybeyond: Eileen Hunter

Eileen Hunter

Published by Andre Deutsch, UK (1979)

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About this Item: Andre Deutsch, UK, 1979. Cloth. Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition. 1st Edition 1979. Signed by the author and illustrator to the title page. The book is very good++ and in generally bright condition. Contents good. The wrapper is very good with rubbing/nicks to edges. Two miniscule chips to rear dge base. A very long closed tear to rear. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 016061

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FARMER GILES OF HAM: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by Allen & Unwin, London (1949)

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About this Item: Allen & Unwin, London, 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. Tolkien's second book; embellished by Pauline Diana Baynes; from the library of the poet William Dickey, signed by him on the front free endpaper Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket; jacket chipped at edges with some light staining; one inch closed tear at top of front panel, binding cocked; second color plate nearly detached. Seller Inventory # 03886

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Lewis, C. S.

Published by Geoffrey Bles, London (1953)

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About this Item: Geoffrey Bles, London, 1953. Cloth. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Baynes, Pauline (illustrator). First Edition. Signed by Pauline Baynes on the title page. Also by the original owner - on the flyleaf. Dark blue cloth with silver spine title. The spine is slightly faded. Slightly cocked. The map at the front is slightly darkening. Signed by Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 005060

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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe: C S Lewis

C S Lewis

Published by Folio, UK (1996)

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About this Item: Folio, UK, 1996. Decorative Cloth. Condition: Fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). First Edition Thus. 1st Edition Thus 1996. Flat signed by the illustrator Pauline Baynes. Very rare to have a Narnia book signed by the illustrator of the original books. Includes full provenance. The folio society published new editions of the Narnia books. This is the first printiong of this edition. Book is fine and in lovely clean bright condition. More images can be taken upon request. Ref10735 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 012842

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The Borrowers (Puffin Books) With Original Cover: Mary Norton

Mary Norton

Published by Puffin Books, UK (1970)

ISBN 10: 0140301100 ISBN 13: 9780140301106

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About this Item: Puffin Books, UK, 1970. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). The 1984 printing of The Borrowers in excellent condition with the amazing original cover art by Pauline Baynes. Fully Framed with titles and signature of Pauline Baynes. A wonderful piece of history. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 000194

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Farmer Giles of Ham - complete with: Tolkien, J R

Tolkien, J R R

Published by London George Allen and Unwin 1949 (1949)

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About this Item: London George Allen and Unwin 1949, 1949. A first edition, first printing published by Allen and Unwin in 1949. A near fine book, bound in the first state orange boards with one small inscription to the front endpaper. Some light spotting to the edges. In a clipped wrapper which is very bright indeed - a small pinkish mark to the head of the front panel. A little rubbing to the corners. Comes complete with a letter from Baynes explaining her work on Tolkien and George Allen and Unwin. A lovely bright example and accompanied by an important letter. Seller Inventory # 10302

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Tolkien, J.R.R. (story); Baynes, Pauline Diana (illustrations)

Published by George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London (1949)

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About this Item: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London, 1949. First UK Edition. First Impression, one of 4,500 copies. Octavo (20.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; 78, [2]pp; illus. With a contemporary inscription by the illustrator on the title page: "For _____ White / Pauline Diana Baynes. '50." Hint of a forward lean, topstain faded, with a few spots of foxing to right edge of textblock; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 6s. net), with some pinpoint wear to extremities and mild rubbing to rear panel; a bright, Near Fine example. Tolkien's second major work of fiction, following The Hobbit. With a handsome, contemporary inscription by Baynes, who would go on to illustrate a half-dozen other works by Tolkien. Hammond A4a. Seller Inventory # 2228

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Lewis, C. S.

Published by Geoffrey Bles (1950)

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About this Item: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, Bles, (1950), 4th printing, lower front fore edge corner tip exhibiting wear, spine faded, faint moisture stains to sections of the spine with a few smallish splotches to the upper left corner area of the front cover, else a g/vg copy with very nice contents. Profusely illustrated by Pauline Baynes. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Rare thus. (As new facsimile dust-wrapper is available for a modest fee. Please inquire if interested. Thank you). Seller Inventory # 12835

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WATER COLOUR PAINTING OF SNOWDROP (SNOW WHITE): BAYNES. PAULINE. --

BAYNES. PAULINE. -- Born 1922 - died 2008. GRIMM. BROTHERS.

Published by NP. (Book published by Blackie & Son). Circa 1949 (1949)

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About this Item: NP. (Book published by Blackie & Son). Circa 1949, 1949. No Binding. Condition: Fine. ORIGINAL FULL COLOUR ARTWORK. The watercolour image shows Snowdrop (Snow White) lying asleep at the edge of a forest. Stood over her is a handsome Prince dressed in elaborate multi coloured outfit with a large hat in his hand, complete with many different coloured large feathers. Gathered below are the seven dwarves, three with tears in their eyes,all with lit candles strapped to their hats. Many birds and a fox and rabbit and a squirrel also feature. A beautiful full colour watercolour. At the bottom of the image is written, in pencil "Grimms Fairy Tales-(frontispiece)-Snowdrop". The painting is signed with Baynes' Spread Eagle design in the bottom right corner. Image size is 8.6 x 5.6 inches. Mounted, framed and glazed to give a total size of 15.6 x 12 inches. Published as the frontis for a 1950's edition of Grimm's fairy tales issued by Blackie & Son Limited, London and Glasgow in their Blackie's famous books series. ---- Through a contact who knew Pauline Baynes I sent a copy of the illustration to her shortly before she died to see if she could supply an more information. All she could remember was that she had painted it for the publishers Blackie in about 1949 as part of a series of watercolours for an edition of Grimm's fairy tales that was issued in the early 1950's. I have not been able to find a copy of that 1950's edition but do have a copy of a 1960's reprint with only one full colour plate, this painting, as the frontispiece. Other scenes painted by Baynes from Grimm stories illustrate the dustwrapper but Baynes is not credited as illustrator. A very good copy of the book, in original illustrated dustwrapper is included. A beautiful painting by one of the great twentieth century book illustrators, best known for her work on C. S. Lewis's Narnia series and J. R. R Tolkien's Tom Bombadil, Farmer Giles of Ham and Smith of Wooton Major. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 8886

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Smith of Wootton Major - Signed First: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1967)

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About this Item: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). 1st Edition. London, England: George Allen & Unwin (1967). Smith of Wootton Major by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Small 8vo. Presentation Copy Inscribed to life-long friends - George and Moira Sayer. "George from J.R.R.T. With best wishes to you and Moira". Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Original pictorial boards, some rubbing to board edges. The inscription 6is on a piece of card laid-down to the front paste-down. The recipients are George and Moira Sayer, friends of both Tolkien and fellow Inkling C.S. Lewis; it was at their house in the Malverns that Tolkien recorded readings and songs from The Hobbit and the as yet unpublished The Lord of the Rings (it was the first time the author had used a tape recorder). Extracts from these recordings were commercially released in 1975. George Sydney Benedict Sayer was born on June 1, 1914 at Bradfield in Berkshire, England. He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond, in Perthshire, Scotland, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was tutored by C. S. Lewis. He joined the staff of Malvern College in 1945 after having been a Captain in the British Army Intelligence Corps on account of his fluent German. George was head of the English Department at Malvern College, Worcestershire, from 1949 until 1974, was a pupil, and later close personal friend, of C.S. Lewis during his undergraduate years. Sayer wrote the memoir and biography "Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times". Lewis and Sayer became close friends to the extent that Lewis sought Sayer's advice when considering marrying Joy Gresham. On Lewis's death, Sayer was made a trustee of the Lewis estate. In August 1947 Sayer also befriended J.R.R. Tolkien, and would remain life-long friends afterwards. In addition to their involvement in the genesis of the "Lord of the Rings", the Sayers were close friends, and letters sent back and forth refer to Tolkien's delight in his visits to their home in Malvern. In August of 1952, having just finished the manuscript of "The Lord of the Rings", Tolkien took a vacation in Worcestershire, where he stayed with his friends George and Moira Sayer, an English Master at the local college. To entertain his guest one evening, Sayer pulled out an early portable tape recorder. Although the technology had been around for some time, it was only just becoming commercially available and Tolkien hadn't seen one before. Intrigued by how it worked, he joked that he "ought to cast out any devil that might be in it" by recording himself reading the Lord's Prayer in his beloved ancient Gothic language. The result delighted him, and he went on to read from his own work. The recordings were later issued on long-playing gramophone records. In the liner notes for J. R. R. Tolkien Reads and Sings his "The Hobbit" & "The Fellowship of the Ring", George Sayer wrote that Tolkien would relive the book as they walked and compared parts of the Malvern Hills to the White Mountains of Gondor. Sayer's first wife, Moira Casey died in 1977 following a long illness. In 1983 Sayer married Margaret Cronin. George passed away on October 20, 2005. Hammond A9. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000001

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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil - Signed: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1962)

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About this Item: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Edition, signed by the author ("J.R.R. Tolkien") on title-page. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, collectors green morocco-backed folding box by Chelsea Bindery, with spine gilt in compartments. Head of spine bumped with minor wear to extremities, neat 35mm split to joint at foot of spine, boards lightly creased, extremities of dust-jacket slightly frayed with short lateral split on spine. Also included is an autographed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien") to E. Rasdall sending this signed copy of Tom Bombadil and noting work and correspondence (". I should prefer to answer (most of) my appreciative letters personally. But this is proving more and more impossible. Correspondence in fact has become (after other work of a different kind which I have not yet cleared up) the chief delayer of The Silmarrillion"), 2 pages, 4to, 76 Sandfield Road, Oxford, 28th August 1964. Hammond A6(a). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000003

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Lewis, C.S

Published by Geoffrey Bles, London (1950)

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From: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB (Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Geoffrey Bles, London, 1950. First edition of the first work in Lewis' acclaimed Narnia series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by C.S. Lewis on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some professional restoration. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. First editions signed by Lewis are rare.     The Chronicles of Narnia is "unforgettable not only for the excitement and suspense of the adventures but also for the strong emotions they describe so well [and they are] further enriched by Lewis' skillful use of language" (Silvey, 406). "Each book has something new and different to offer and there is no weakening of either inspiration or interest" (Eyre, 132). It is interesting that Lewis' inspiration came from a dream: "At first I had very little idea how the story would go. But then suddenly Aslan came bounding into it. I think I had been having a good many dreams of lions about that time[O]nce he was there, he pulled the whole story together, and soon he pulled the six other Narnian stories in after him (On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature, 1980). Lewis was "concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction to re-imagine thestory in an exciting narrative context [The Narnia books are] intoxicating to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative of readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author" (Carpenter & Pritchard, 370). Seller Inventory # 30017

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The Chronicles of Narnia Set: The Lion: Lewis, C. S
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About this Item: Geoffrey Bles 1950-1956, London, 1950. First editions of each book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Octavo, 7 Volumes, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. The set comprises of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew, and The Last Battle. The Silver Chair is signed by C.S. Lewis on the half title page. Each are in near fine with only light wear in their original dust jackets. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed. The Chronicles of Narnia is "unforgettable not only for the excitement and suspense of the adventures but also for the strong emotions they describe so well [and they are] further enriched by Lewis' skillful use of language" (Silvey, 406). "Each book has something new and different to offer and there is no weakening of either inspiration or interest" (Eyre, 132). It is interesting that Lewis' inspiration came from a dream: "At first I had very little idea how the story would go. But then suddenly Aslan came bounding into it. I think I had been having a good many dreams of lions about that time[O]nce he was there, he pulled the whole story together, and soon he pulled the six other Narnian stories in after him (On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature, 1980). Lewis was "concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction to re-imagine thestory in an exciting narrative context [The Narnia books are] intoxicating to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative of readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author" (Carpenter & Pritchard, 370). Seller Inventory # 3747

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