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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. $5“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.”- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory 
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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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 The Everlasting Man
London Hodder and Stoughton [1925] First Edition Very Good Very Good 
Late in his life, C. S. Lewis made a list of the ten books that influenced him most and this title was on the list.Dark red cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. No date on title page or copyright page as is called for in Sullivan. 316 pp.Condition is VG. Some wearthru on the corners. A previous owner has neatly written the poem "To G. K. Chesterton" by Joseph Plunkett inside the front cover. Binding is solid. Lacking the rare dust wrapper. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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4 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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5 Time Magazine: Oxford's C. S. Lewis: His Heresy: Christianity
New York Time, Inc 1947 First Edition Magazine Very Good Magazine 
Features C. S. Lewis on the cover.This copy has general wear but the binding is solid. No address label.Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 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
7 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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 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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9 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 Lewisâ?s â??firstâ? 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 Joyâ??s funeral and read the lesson for Jackâ??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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10 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’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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 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. “When the velocity of progress increases beyond a certain point, it becomes indistinguishable from crisis.” 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“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.” - Wikipedia 
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12 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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13 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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 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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15 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 C. S. Lewis A 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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17 C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis Signed Slip
Fine 
Mounted on red artist board measuring 4" x 6". Fine condition. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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18 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. $60“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.” ―C.S. Lewis, Miracles 
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19 C. S. Lewis Perelandra (Signed letter laid in)
London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1943 Third Printing Hardcover Good Hardcover 
Laid in is a typed letter to Mr. Mortimer. It reads:"REF.REF.432/44. Magdalen College, Oxford. 18th. August 1944.Dear Mr. Mortimer, I'm so sorry to have missed you when you called; as things now are with me, I'm afraid I see no prospect of having the pleasure of a meeting with you before the 22nd. But I hope for better luck on your next visit to Oxford. My duty to the un-green lady. yours sincerely, " signed in blue ink, C. S. Lewis. Inside the front cover is the name J. L. Mortimer. The paper, as is often the case with Lewis correspondence is cut from a full sheet. It is only three inches tall.Also laid in is a slip of paper printed in red ink reading "With the Author's Compliments.” Lewis was a paper miser. Was this just due to his natural conservativeness? Or, was it due to war shortages of paper. More likely the latter and his heavy load of correspondence. He often cut off parts of paper for correspondence, as in this case. Also, he frequently wrote a book manuscript on the back of a past manuscript, and then threw them away when both sides were used. We book dealers really cringe at that one. Blue cloth boards with black text on the spine. 256pp. The well worn book is good only. Faded spine. Cocked. Some foxing. The typed document shows some browning. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century (Oxford History of English Literature Ser), C. S. Lewis
20 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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