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The Chronicles of Narnia by  C.S Lewis - First Edition - 1950 - from Temple Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Chronicles of Narnia

by Lewis, C.S

Condition: Good+/No Jacket


London: Geoffrey Bles and The Bodley Head, 1950. Seven volumes complete, published between 1950-1956, comprising, "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", (1950), 172pp, [2]; "Prince Caspian", (1951), 194pp, [2]; "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", (1952), 223pp, [1]; "The Silver Chair", (1953), 217pp, [1]; "The Horse and His Boy", (1954), 199pp, [1]; "The Magician's Nephew", (1955), 183pp, [1] and "The Last Battle", (1956), 184pp. Rebound in full purple goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, smooth back, vellum title / author label to spine and small vellum date label to foot, covers with single fillet border, gilt to inner dentelles, a.e.g., attractive Chiyogami endpapers. Externally the spines have dulled, internally one or two spots of foxing, but generally bright and clean. Housed in a velvet lined white buckram slipcase. Hooper A20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 29 respectively. First Edition. Full Goatskin. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Baynes, Pauline. 8vo.
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  • Bookseller: Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000805
  • Title: The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Author: Lewis, C.S
  • Illustrator: Baynes, Pauline
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Geoffrey Bles and The Bodley Head
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1950
  • Keywords: Lewis, Narnia, Sets, Bindings
  • Size: 8vo


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