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The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis - First Edition - 1943 - from North Books: Used & Rare (SKU: L135)

The Screwtape Letters

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The Screwtape Letters

by C.S. Lewis

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing of the North American Edition, published the year after Geoffrey Bles and with all requisite criteria as called for by Brown in his 'In Pursuit of C.S. Lewis: Adventures in Collecting His Works.' 8vo. 160pp. Publisher's dark maroon cloth. VERY GOOD in Very Good dust jacket protected in a removable mylar cover. The book itself shows some very light rubbing at the bottommost of the front board, endpapers and paste-downs with even, natural and light toning, former owner name neatly on the endpaper, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards are bright and colorful. The dust jacket shows some rubbing at the edges with small chips, the occasional light blemish, spine ever so slightly toned, otherwise remains bright and distinct, retaining the original price of $1.50. As pictured.


The Screwtape Letters is a work of Christian apologetics by C. S. Lewis, first published in book form in 1942. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood, so as to advise him on methods of securing the damnation of an earthly man, known only as "the Patient. The novel was dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien, and is among one of Lewis' most popular works.

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The Screwtape Letters
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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]

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