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American Opinion Publishing: 20th Century Heroes (First Edition)
1 American Opinion Publishing: 20th Century Heroes (First Edition)
Appleton, WI American Opinion Publishing 2000 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
First edition. C. S. Lewis loathed politics. It is paradoxical that he (as well as G. K. Chesterton) is featured as a hero in this book published by the John Birch Society. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering in colorful dust wrapper. Both book and dust wrapper are fine. $5â??I believe that if we had not fallen...patriarchal monarchy would be the sole lawful government. But since we have learned sin, we have found, as Lord Acton says, that 'all power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' The only remedy has been to take away the powers and substitute a legal fiction of equality. The authority of father and husband has been rightly abolished on the legal plane, not because this authority is in itself bad (on the contrary, it is, I hold, divine in origin), but because fathers and husbands are bad. Theocracy has been rightly abolished not because it is bad that learned priests should govern ignorant laymen, but because priests are wicked men like the rest of us. Even the authority of man over beast has had to be interfered with because it is constantly abused.â?- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory 
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J. R. R. Tolkien Bilder aus Mittelerde (Postcards from Middle Earth) (text in German)
2 J. R. R. Tolkien Bilder aus Mittelerde (Postcards from Middle Earth) (text in German)
Munchen 1984 First Edition Very Good + various 
20 color postcards of Middle-Earth art work. Text is in German. Rare.Exterior is faintly browned. Owners name and embossment on first page - does not effect any of the 20 postcards which are in marvelous condition. 
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The Rediscovery of Meaning and Other Essays (Signed first edition)
3 The Rediscovery of Meaning and Other Essays (Signed first edition)
Middletown, CT Wesleyan University Press 1977 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
Brown cloth boards with text in gilt on the spine. The dust wrapper has a light tan background and lettering in brown. The name "Owen Barfield" is huge and printed in landscape perspective rather than portrait.A beautiful Copy. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis (CD), Alan Jacobs
4 Alan Jacobs The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis (CD)
HarperAudio 2005 0060831251 / 9780060831257 Audio CD New Audio CD 
Protected by original shrink-wrap. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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They Look Like Men (Forward by Joy Davidman) (First Edition), Alexander Bergman
5 Alexander Bergman They Look Like Men (Forward by Joy Davidman) (First Edition)
New York Bernard Ackeman 1944 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 
Edited and with forward by Joy Davidman.Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. 63pp.Condition is only good with wear and a damp stain along two inches of the spine. Joy was very fond of Bergman and thought highly of him. This book of poetry, like his other poetry is socialist and anti-fascist. We include it in the catalog as a curiosity. 
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The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life, Armand M. Nicholi Jr.
6 Armand M. Nicholi Jr. The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
Free Press 2003-07-29 074324785X / 9780743247856 Paperback New Paperback 
Throughout the ages, many of the world's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the concept of -- and belief in -- God. It may seem unlikely that any new arguments or insights could be raised, but the twentieth century managed to produce two brilliant men with two diametrically opposed views about the question of God: Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. They never had an actual meeting, but in "The Question of God, " their arguments are placed side by side for the very first time.For more than twenty-five years, Armand Nicholi has taught a course at Harvard that compares the philosophical arguments of both men. In "The Question of God, " Dr. Nicholi presents the writings and letters of Lewis and Freud, allowing them to "speak" for themselves on the subject of belief and disbelief. Both men considered the problem of pain and suffering, the nature of love and sex, and the ultimate meaning of life and death -- and each of them thought carefully about the alternatives to their positions.The inspiration for the PBS series of the same name, "The Question of God" does not presuppose which man -- Freud the devout atheist or Lewis the atheist-turned-believer -- is correct in his views. Rather, readers are urged to join Nicholi and his students and decide for themselves which path to follow. 
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The Essential Sermons (First American edition), Austin Farrer
7 Austin Farrer The Essential Sermons (First American edition)
Cambridge, MA Cowley 1991 First American Edition Paperback Very Good + Paperback 
Some have gone so far as to say that Farrer was the most important Anglican of the 20th century. Farrer was active with Lewis in the Socratic Club. He and his wife Katherine were among the few who remained close to Lewis while he was married to Joy. Farrer was a witness at Lewis?¢â??¬?s ?¢â??¬???first?¢â??¬? marriage to Joy. There is a famous story of Joy falling and breaking her leg and just at that moment, the phone right beside her rang. It was Katherine Farrer who was able to call for an ambulance. Austin Farrer led Joy?¢â??¬â??¢s funeral and read the lesson for Jack?¢â??¬â??¢s.Blue soft cover with photo of Farrer on front. VG+ with an indented line on the back cover and a slightly upturned corner. No ownership marks and firm binding. 
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BARFIELD, OWEN, Rediscovery of Meaning and  Other Essays.  Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University  Press, 1985.  First soft cover edition., BARFIELD, OWEN
8 BARFIELD, OWEN BARFIELD, OWEN, Rediscovery of Meaning and Other Essays. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1985. First soft cover edition.
Middletown, CT BARFIELD, OWWesleyan University Press 1985 First soft cover edition Paperback Like New Paperback 
Barfield?¢â??¬â??¢s titles have mostly been out of print but his grandson is now bringing many of them back and making them generally available. The cover has red, gray, black and white horizontal graphic design with the title in white and the author in black. 263pp. Like new except for an owner's blind stamp on the title page. 
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Romanticism Comes of Age (First soft cover edition), BARFIELD, OWEN
9 BARFIELD, OWEN Romanticism Comes of Age (First soft cover edition)
Middletown, CT BARFIELWesleyan University Press 1986 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Fine Paperback 
This book was first published in 1944. In 1966 it was rereleased in a new and augmented edition. This is the first soft cover edition and it is the "new and augmented" version. ?¢â??¬???When the velocity of progress increases beyond a certain point, it becomes indistinguishable from crisis.?¢â??¬? Owen Barfield from Night Operation Blue artistic cover with a white band across the top printed with author's name in blue. 254pp. Fine condition. A very nice copy.$30?¢â??¬???Barfield was born in London. He was educated at Highgate School and Wadham College, Oxford and in 1920 received a first class degree in English language and literature. After finishing his B. Litt., which became his third book Poetic Diction, he was a dedicated poet and author for over ten years. After 1934 his profession was as a solicitor in London, from which he retired in 1959 aged 60. Thereafter he had many guest appointments as Visiting Professor in North America. Barfield published numerous essays, books, and articles. His primary focus was on what he called the "evolution of consciousness," which is an idea which occurs frequently in his writings. He is best known as the author of Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatryand as a founding father of Anthroposophy in the English speaking world.?¢â??¬? - Wikipedia 
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10 BENNETT, J. A. W., Editorion. Essays on Malory (First Edition)
Oxford University of Oxford Press at Clarendon Press 1963 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 
Bennett was an Inkling and C. S. Lewis was a contributor. Many of the Inklings wrote about Arthurian subjects. When Lewis gave up the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, it was given to Bennett. Blue cloth boards with plain covers and gilt text on the spine. 147pp. There is a bit of marginalia in pencil, lightly written in pencil and informative. The book is very nice. Near fine. Lacking dust wrapper. $35??Bennett studied first at University of Auckland, where he is described by biographer James McNeish as "poor and deserving" before going on to Merton College, Oxford, where, still indigent, he survived on a diet of Cornish pasties.In McNeish's book Dance of the Peacocks, he is noted as a member of what was to be described in British academe as the Oxford "New Zealand Mafia" (pp. 356??364), a loose-knit group of extraordinarily gifted young men from New Zealand who studied - many were Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University - before the Second World War. The link between them was to endure for the rest of their lives. It included John Mulgan, Dan Davin, James Munro Bertram, Desmond Patrick Costello, Charles Brasch, Norman Davis and Ian Milner. McNeish describes Bennett as "at an angle, separated by the exuberance of his scholarship, his saintliness, and his forgetfulness ...he considered himself lucky to have received the Scholarship [to Oxford], since he forgot to include any testimonials with his application?.?- Wikipedia 
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BOETHIUS, The Consolation of Philosophy.  London:  The Folio Society, 2001.  Fourth Folio Society Printing, Boethius
11 Boethius BOETHIUS, The Consolation of Philosophy. London: The Folio Society, 2001. Fourth Folio Society Printing
London The Folio Society 2001 BOEFourth Folio Society Printing Hardcover Fine Hardcover 
This is a collectible copy of one of the ten books that influenced Lewis the most. Covers are cream vegetable parchment with decoration in gold, red, blue and brown housed in red slip case. The book is in fine condition and the slip case, with very minor rubs, is in near fine condition. 
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12 Brazier, P. H., C. S. Lewis On the Christ of a Religious Economy, 3.1; I. Creation and Sub-Creation (First Edition)
Eugene, OR Pickwick Publications 2013 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Paperback 
Softcover with decorative cover. 298pp. Indexed. This book is part of a series that is a systematic theological inquiry into Lewis? work. Near fine. Tiny bends at the corners. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Not a Tame Lion (Signed) by  Edwards., Bruce L. Edwards
13 Bruce L. Edwards Not a Tame Lion (Signed) by Edwards.
Wheaton, IL Tyndale 2005 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Paperback Signed by author
This book was not published in a hard cover version. Soft cover with pictorial cover. 252pp. Signed on the title page by Edwards. Nearly fine condition with a half inch light smudge on the fore edge - only about 20 pages so it is barely noticeable. 
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Miracles (First American Edition (first printing), C. S. Lewis
14 C. S. Lewis Miracles (First American Edition (first printing)
New York MacMillan 1947 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good + Hardcover 
Brown 39. Hooper 18. The 1947 edition has the original chapter three which Lewis revised after his famous debate loss to Elizabeth Anscombe at the Socratic Club. Blue cloth with gilt text on the spine. 220 pp. The dust wrapper has gray and white geometric design and title/author in white all on a brown background. The book has a bump on the lower right of the front cover as well as minor wear, call it VG+. The wrapper has a couple spots where the paper wears through and the spine is a bit faded. Likewise, VG+. The dust wrapper has angular cuts, both top and bottom of the front flap which appear to be from the printer, the $2.50 price remains. $60â??It is a profound mistake to imagine that Christianity ever intended to dissipate the bewilderment and even the terror, the sense of our own nothingness, which come upon us when we think about the nature of things. It comes to intensify them. Without such sensations there is no religion. Many a man, brought up in the glib profession of some shallow form of Christianity, who comes through reading Astronomy to realize for the first time how majestically indifferent most reality is to man, and who perhaps abandons his religion on that account, may at that moment be having his first genuinely religious experience. . . . Christianity does not involve the belief that all things were made for man.â? â??C.S. Lewis, Miracles 
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Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century (Oxford History of English Literature Ser), C. S. Lewis
15 C. S. Lewis Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century (Oxford History of English Literature Ser)
Oxford University Press, USA 1990 0198122314 / 9780198122319 Hardcover New No Jacket as Issued Hardcover 
Brand New. 
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The Allegory of Love (First edition), C. S. Lewis
16 C. S. Lewis The Allegory of Love (First edition)
Oxford Oxford at Clarendon Press 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 
Dedicated to Owen Barfield Wisest and Best of my Unofficial Teachers. This was Lewis' second book after becoming a Christian.Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. 378 pp. Indexed. VG condition with general wear and the page after the index starting but the binding is solid. Lacking dust wrapper. No names or ownership marks.Full refund if not satisfied.Brown 10; Hooper A4 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis (3 volumes; First American Edition), C. S. Lewis
17 C. S. Lewis The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis (3 volumes; First American Edition)
New York HarperCollins 2004; 2004; 2007 First American Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
Volume I Family Letters 1905-1931. 1057 pp. Volume II Books, Broadcasts, and the War 1931-1949. 1132 pp. Volume III Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963. Volumes are indexed individually. Volume III is very hard to find.All three volumes are bound in white cloth boards with the Harper Collins logo blindstamped on the front cover. Volumes I and III have gilt lettering on the spine while volume II has silver lettering. Each volume has a different photo of Lewis on the dust wrapper and a different color theme. Brown 118 & 120 
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The Horse and his Boy (First Edition), C. S. Lewis
18 C. S. Lewis The Horse and his Boy (First Edition)
London Geoffrey Bles 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + Very Good Hardcover 
Dedicated to David & Douglas Gresham. Gray cloth boards with silver text on spine. Red dust wrapper with a Pauline Baynes illustration in the center. 199 pp.The book is VG or better. Inside the front cover is a small Montreal bookstore sticker. On the half title page is hand written presentation to Rick Peters for Highest Marks on Catechism. Two other names follow as it was apparently passed along. The dust wrapper is VG with a fair amount of edge wear, especially at the top and bottom of the spine. The dust wrapper is price clipped.Brown 53; Hooper A26 
Price: 650.00 USD
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
19 C. S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
New York HarperEntertainment 2005 0060765496 / 9780060765491 Hardcover New New Hardcover Pauline Baynes 
Dust jacket may show very minimal shelf-wear. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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The New York C. S. Lewis Society Bulletins, First Ten Years in 10 volumes, C. S. Lewis
20 C. S. Lewis The New York C. S. Lewis Society Bulletins, First Ten Years in 10 volumes
1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Issued Hardcover 
Orange buckram (library) cloth, ten matching volumes dating from 1969 to 1981. Great for research. First bulletin is dated Nov 4, 1969 so the first volume covers 1969 and 1970. The last volume is dated 1978-1981. In addition to Society Bulletins, some essays are included. Volume 1 (for example) contains the following essays: CS Lewis as Amateur Philosopher by Paul Vincent; Christianity and Culture: An Interpretation of C. S. Lewis; An Enduring Friendship by Janes Douglass; The Incarnation in the Works of CS Lewis Notes in Outline by Bryon C. Lambert. There are some letters to the Society with writers including Walter Hooper, Clyde Kilby, James Blish, Joan Ostling, Roger L. Green, John Warwick Montgomery and Virginia Mollencott. Early on in the Bulletins, a C S Lewis Question Box was started. Questions would appear in one Bulletin with answers by various members in subsequent bulletins. Some answerers include W. H. Lewis, Peter Kreeft, Clyde Kilby and Walter Hooper. bindings tight, no writing in the books, Full refund if not satisfied. Rare. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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