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1973 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Printing)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien and Pauline Baynes, Illustrators

Price: $180.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1972

Edition: First Edition


Eleven illustrations by Tolkien and photograph of Tolkien. In the center is a map of Middle Earth designed by J. R. R. Tolkien, C. R. Tolkien and Pauline Baynes. This is the first official Tolkien Calendar. Near fine condition. The only marks are in the date blocks for Dec. 16, 17, and 21 where the word is neatly printed.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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1977 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1976

Edition: First Edition


The center is a double page rendering called An Unexpected Party. Fine condition with no marks.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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1978 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1977

Edition: First Edition


The center is a double page rendering called At the Grey Havens. Fine condition with no marks.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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1979 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1978

Edition: First Edition


The center is a double page, vertical rendering called The Mines of Moria. Fine condition with no marks.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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1980 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1979

Edition: First Edition


This calendar is The Great Illustrators Edition featuring illustrations by ten artists. The center is a two page rendering called "The Siege of Gondor" by Douglas Beekman. Fine condition with no marks. Full refund if not satisfied.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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1981 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1980

Edition: First Edition


This calendar is The Great Illustrators Edition featuring illustrations by five artists. The center is a two page vertical rendering called The War of the Rings, by Judy King Rieniets. Fine condition with no marks.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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1996 J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, 1996

Edition: First Edition


Wire bound. Illustrations from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and Smith of Wootton Major. Fine condition with no marks.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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A DAY OF DISCOVERY, The Life of C. S. Lewis DVD

By: Os Guinness, Narrator

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, RBC Ministries, 2005


Approximately 90 minutes. Narrated by Os Guinness and featuring many interviews.The DVD is packaged in a pictorial plastic case.Near Fine condition.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, A History of the Language, and an English Grammar (Harrison's Edition with the Life of the Author) (This copy owned by W A Craigie, tutor of J R R Tolkien)

By: Samuel Johnson

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Harrison and Co, 1786

Edition: Harrison


First single volume edition of Johnson's dictionary. Large folio, original red leather label, rebacked, new end-papers, title page overlaid on new end-paper (90% present with no textual loss), bookseller's slip (George Harding, London) glued to title page is inscribed "April 23/28 Prof W A Craigie by desire of Dr. J. H. Manley." Corners and board edges worn, portrait frontispiece missing. Red and black printed title page with the supplement of extra words at the ... View more info

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A Family Guide To Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia

By: Christin Ditchfield; Foreword-Wayne Martindale

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Crossway Books, 2003


This book serves as a simple and practical companion to The Chronicles of Narnia for those who want to discover its biblical and Christian roots and quickly locate the Scriptural references that abound in Lewis' work.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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A Family Guide to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (First edition)

By: Christin Ditchfield

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Wheaton, IL, Crossway, 2005

Edition: First Edition


Ditchfield is the host of the syndicated radio program Take it to Heart!Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005. Soft cover. Pictorial cover. 127 pp. Like new.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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A Portrait of Jane Austen (Signed First Edition)

By: David Cecil

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Constable, 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author


First edition. Signed by author on title page.Dark green cloth with author/title in gilt on thespine. Heavily illustrated. Indexed. 208pp.Pictorial dust jacket. On the back page there is a small section of paper loss on the green end sheet where apparently something was mounted and removed. This is the only defect in a very attractive book. David Cecil was an Inkling who wrote or edited over thirty books. This was one of his last books and is seldom found signed.Shelley ... View more info

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A Reader's Guide Through the Wardrobe: Exploring C. S. Lewis's Classic Story

By: Leland Ryken; Marjorie Lamp Mead

Price: $10.00

Publisher: IVP Books, 2005


Step inside the wardrobe. . . . You may be surprised at what you find.In C. S. Lewis's classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund discover Narnia for the first time, precariously navigating their way through the unpredictable, enchanted world where beavers talk, a Witch turns people to stone, and a Lion rules as King. For decades their adventure has captivated the imagination of both children and adults. Yet this first story in the Chron... View more info

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A Severe Mercy (First U. S. edition)

By: VANAUKEN, SHELDON

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1977

Edition: First American Edition


The copyright page says "First U. S. edition" but many online listings for the 1977 edition by Hodder and Stoughton say the same thing. It is possible that the two publishers used the same printing and the British edition did not remove this statement.Quarter blue cloth on gray paper boards. Silver text on spine. 238 pp. Dust wrapper has gray background with blue, white and red text and ruling.Book and wrapper are near fine. Book has very faint discoloration... View more info

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A Well of Wonder: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and The Inklings (Mount Tabor Books)

By: Kilby, Clyde S.; Wilkinson, Loren [Editor]; Call, Keith [Editor];

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paraclete Press, 2016

Edition: First Edition


One of the Inklings scholars that respect most is Diana Glyer. Here is what she says about this book: "Reading this book brought back so many memories of sitting in Dr. Kilby's living room, talking about the authors we love best. There is warmth here as well as wisdom, heart as well as faith and insight. I simply love this book."In the sixties and seventies Kilby was one of the people who kept the legacy of CS Lewis alive.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C... View more info