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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

Seller ID: 027065

Condition: Fine


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

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027060

Condition: Fine


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

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027062

Condition: Fine


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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The Hobbit. First graphic novel edition. Book one of three

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Forestville, CA, Eclipse Books: 1989

Edition: First Graphic Novel Edition

Seller ID: 038338

Condition: Near Fine


This is the first edition of the first part of The Hobbit in graphic novel format. Adapted by Charles Dixon and illustrated by David Wenzel. Inside the front cover it is inscribed, "To Karl Best Wishes David Wenzel."First printing. Inscribed by illustrator, David Wenzel. Soft cover. Just over ten inches tall and 6.5 inches wide. Wrap around illustration. 45pp. plus one page of advertising for Eclipse books.Near fine. A small bump at the bottom of the spine. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Fellowship of the Ring. Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings. First American Edition.

By: J. R. R. TOLKIEN

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1954

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 039645

Condition: Good


First American Edition. There were only 1500 copies in this first printing. Blue cloth boards with title in gilt on the front cover and spine. 423 pp. Map in back attached to inside of back cover.Condition is good only. Some wear through at extremities. Soiling on spine, outer areas of boards and page edges. No writing in the book. Professional front hinge repair. Binding is tight. Map in back is fine. Book protected by mylar. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Poems and Stories (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042311

Condition: Near Fine


Contains The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; The Homecoming of Beorhthoth Beorhthelm's Son; On Fairy-Stories; Leaf by Niggle; Farmer Giles of Ham; Smith of Wootton Major. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes.London: George Allen & Unwin, 1980. Hammond A16Black cloth boards with an illustration in green and gold of The Tree of Amalion by Tolkien. 342 pp. Page edges are speckled green.Near fine with the spine being a bit sunned and light finger smudges on the back cover. Generally this book was issued without a dust wrapper but a few had an unprinted white tissue dust wrapper. This copy does not have one... View more info

History Through the Mind's Eye (First Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Saturday Review: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020481

Condition: Very Good


The January 28, 1956 edition of the Saturday Review which contains one of the earliest American reviews of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. A very good copy, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Farmer Giles of Ham

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058017

Condition: Very Good


London: George Allen and Unwin, 1949. First edition. Hammond A4.Orange cloth boards with a blue dragon in the center of the front cover and blue text on the spine. 79 pp. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.The book is VG at least with light fading of cloth at the tops of the boards and an owner's inscription on the back of the flyleaf. The price clipped dust wrapper has a quarter inch chip at the top of the spine and minor edge wear at the top of the back of the dust wrapper. Wrapper is VG. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Hobbit (signed by Tolkien)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $12,000.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin: 1957

Edition: 9th impression (second edition)

Seller ID: 060036

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Tolkien on the half title page.London: George Allen & Unwin, 1957. Ninth impression (second edition.)Green cloth boards with art and the title in black. 315 pp. Map end sheets. Dust wrapper has wrap around art by Tolkien.The book is quite nice. It is very close to fine. The dust wrapper, now protected by mylar, is also near fine. Very slight edge wear at tops and bottoms of the spine and hinges. Spine is sunned. This is a marvelous copy. View more info

The Lord of the Rings Vol 1 The Fellowship of the Ring

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: [Jan 1955]

Edition: Third impression of the first Am

Seller ID: 060039

Condition: Near Fine


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [Jan. 1955].This is the third impression of the first American edition (there was no second impression) for the following reasons: No date on title page. According to the fine website TolkienBooks.us this might be more likely a third impression. Tolkien photo on the back is straight at the bottom. Copyright page says only "PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN." The British publisher supplied the pages for at least the first two American impressions. The printer for the British publisher accidentally introduced a number of new errors into the second impression and those er... View more info

Beowulf and the Critics (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studie Volume 248)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien (edited by Michael D. C. Drout)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Tempe, AZ, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: 2002

Seller ID: 060035

Condition: Like New


This quality book contains both original texts (there are two of them) for this book. That is followed by nearly 300 pages of explanatory notes and textual notes. It is a marvelous account of Tolkien's study of Beowulf. 461 pages total.First edition thus edited.Black cloth boards with gilt text. White dust wrapper with black text above an early photo of Tolkien.Condition is like new.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth (Book Club Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien [Editor]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 062506

ISBN: 0395299179

Condition: Near Fine


BOOK CLUB EDITION. Edited with introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien. Sage green cloth boards, decorated and titled in silver and metallic green. Top stain. Indexed, 472 pp. Illustrated dust jacket. Book and dust jacket near fine condition. Mildly age-toned. Dust jacket mild edge wear and lightly scuffed. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Why I Believe in Narnia: 33 Reviews & Essays on the Life & Works of C.S. Lewis

By: James Como; Foreword-Clara Sarrocco

Price: $12.99

Publisher: Zossima Press: 2008-07-15

Seller ID: 012437

ISBN: 0972322183

Condition: New


Reading WHY I BELIEVE IN NARNIA provides a panoramic view of C. S. Lewis' multi-faceted genius and its application in fields as diverse as social criticism and children's literature. WHY I BELIEVE gathers reviews and essays that span Prof. James Como's many years as a preeminent Lewis scholar, to which the author of Remembering C.S. Lewis and Branches to Heaven has added several new entries. Chapters range from reviews of critical books, documentaries and movies to evaluations of Lewis's books to biographical analysis. In addition to close-up looks, Como reflects on the "big picture" o... View more info

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Narnia (Complete Idiot's Guides)

By: James S. Bell Jr.; Cheryl Dunlop

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Oasis Audio: 2007

Seller ID: 012951

ISBN: 1598592688

Condition: New


Protected by original shrink-wrap. Full refund if not satisfied.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Other Reminiscences. (First edition)

By: James T. Como (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061065

Condition: Near Fine


Quarter brown cloth on dark yellow paper.299 pp. The dust wrapper has brown and black text against a yellow ground.First edition.This marvelous collection of remembrances includes those of so many people who were close to Lewis such as A. C. Harwood, Peter Bayley, John Wain, Adam Fox, Gervase Mathew, Jane Douglass, Clifford Morris, Walter Hooper, George Sayer, Robert Havard, Roger Lancelyn-Green, Austin Farrer, James Dundas-Grant and many others.Book is near fine while wrapper is VG with significant fading in sections.Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewi... View more info

A Tolkien Compass

By: Jared Lobdell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, La Salle, IL, Open Court: 2003

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 062481

Condition: Like New


Ten essays with a forward by Tom Shippey.Soft cover binding with art of a compass on the front. Second edition.Like new.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Light on C. S. Lewis (First American edition)

By: Jocelyn Gibbs. editor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: 1966

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 060025

Condition: Near Fine


This is one of the most important early books on C. S. Lewis. Contributors include three Inklings: Owen Barfield, J. A. W. Bennett and Nevill Coghill; as well as other friends of Lewis including Austin Farrer, Chad Walsh, Kathleen Raine and Walter Hooper.New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966. First American edition.Green cloth boards with silver text on the spine. 160 pp. Black text on green and blue dust wrapper. Book is near fine with black owner's stamp inside the front cover. Dust wrapper is fine. A very nice copy.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Tolkien Family Album (First edition)

By: John & Priscilla Tolkien

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061100

Condition: Fine


This book was an advance reading copy given by HarperCollins to June Southworth, a features journalist at the Daily Mail. A "with compliments" slip and Southworth's book plate are present.The authors are children of J. R. R. Tolkien. Their stated aim for this book is to present an affectionate picture of J. R. R. Tolkien's life and works. Heavily illustrated with fascinating photos. Book and dust wrapper are fine.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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Strike the Father Dead (First American Edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1962

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 035369

Condition: Very Good +


Gerard A18. Outside of Lewis, Tolkien and Williams, Wain published more than any other Inkling. This is considered one of the great jazz novels. Quarter blue cloth on tan paper boards with gilt and black text on the spine. Also a trombone in gilt on the spine. Aqua colored top stain. 329 pp. The dust wrapper has musically themed art and text in black and gold. The blue cloth spine spots of discoloration. The remainder of the book is tight with no writing on the inside. The unclipped dust wrapper is great on the front - the white back shows rubs. Both book and wrapper are better than VG.... View more info

Essays on Literature and Ideas

By: John Wain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan and Company: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042212

Condition: near


Blue cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. xi, 270pp. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Weep Before God (First edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058048

Condition: Very Good +


A book of poetry.London: Macmillan (also New York: St. Martin's Press), 1961. First edition. Gerard A16.Artistic cloth boards in red, gray and white. Text in white against gray and an artistic representation of eyes. 46 pp. The dust wrapper has the same design. The book is VG+ with minor foxing on the fore edge. The wrapper has edge wear and the back, which has a white background, is soiled. Wrapper is price clipped. View more info

Wildtrack (First edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Melbourne, Toronto, Macmillan: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058049

Condition: Near Fine


Wain was one of the most prolific writers among the Inklings.London, Melbourne, Toronto: Macmillan, 1965. First edition. Gerard A23.Navy blue cloth boards with orange and white text and art.The front of the dust wrapper matches the front of the book. 50 pp.The book is near fine with only the slightest wear. The wrapper is VG, is price clipped, and has two closed tears of one inch. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Wildtrack; A Poem (First edition)

By: John Wain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Melbourne, Toronto, Macmillan: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061118

Condition: Near Fine


Cloth boards with art that matches the dust wrapper. 50 pp.Book would be fine but for an owner's stamp on the first front end paper. Wrapper is also near fine.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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Bilbo's Journey (Signed first American edition)

By: Joseph Pearce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charlotte NC, Saint Benedict Press: 2012

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 037085

Condition: New


Hard cover with pictorial front against black background. Yellow and white text. 141 pp. New. Signed by Pearce. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Wisdom and Innocence A Life of G. K. Chesterton

By: Joseph Pearce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Ignatius Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061110

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Burgundy cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 522 pp. Illustrated with photos and indexed. The dust wrapper has an early photo of Chesterton.Near fine with the only shortcoming being the darkening of the paper of the pages.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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War Poems of the United Nations (First edition)

By: Joy Davidman, Editor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038352

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth boards with two wide bands of black which wrap around to the spine. Title, publisher and editor are printed in red against the black background. 395 pp. The dust wrapper has two bands of black against a tweedish gray-green background. The book has shelf wear and slightly rounded corners. No writing in the book. The dust wrapper is in poor condition. No spine at all. The wrapper is in four pieces but fortunately all the text on the front cover is present. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose (With Glossary by J. R. R. Tolkien)

By: Kenneth Sisam [Editor]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Oxford at The Clarendon Press: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 062502

Condition: Very Good +


Includes Glossary with A Middle English Vocabulary by J. R. R. Tolkien. This book comes from the library of well-known C. S. Lewis scholar, George Musacchio. Dark blue cloth boards, titled in gold on spine. xlvii, 292 pp., plus Glossary(no pagination). Very good+ condition with owner's name and date in ink. Mild edge wear. Acid stains on end sheets. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter (signed)

By: King, Don W.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Kent State Univ Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 016393

ISBN: 0873389476

Condition: New


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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C. S. Lewis Then and Now (First edition)

By: KORT, WESLEY A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038326

Condition: Like New


The dust wrapper flap says Kort is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Duke University.Plain gray cloth boards with black text on the spine. Indexed. 194 pp. The silver cover has a photo of Lewis at a desk.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Real Presence: The Christian Worldview of C. S. Lewis as Incarnational Reality

By: Leanne Payne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baker Books: 1995

Seller ID: 012515

ISBN: 080105172X

Condition: New


Drawing on the writings of C.S. Lewis, Payne focuses on Lewis' intense awareness that God indwells his life and transforms it--the incarnational reality. With exceptional insight, Payne introduces readers to the real presence of God in the lives of all who believe, a presence that makes an enormous difference if the believer is aware of it and cultivates it.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Letters C. S. Lewis & Don Giovanni Calabria. First American edition in English

By: LEWIS, C. S., (translated and edited by Martin Moynihan)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI, Servant Books: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 038313

Condition: Near Fine


This correspondence in the one language that these two men had in common, Latin. In the book the Latin is on the left page and the English is on the right. Hooper A66.Cover design shows parchment against a marbleized background with text on the "parchment". 119 pp. Near fine. Only the slightest wear. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis

By: Lewis, C.S.; Calabria, Don Giovanni; Moynihan, Martin [Translator]; Noll, Mark A. [Foreword];

Price: $12.00

Publisher: St. Augustines Press: 2016

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 037254

ISBN: 1587314576

Condition: New


Lewis and Calabria corresponded in the only language they had in common. Latin. This book has the Latin on the left side and the English on the right. Great for students in classical schools.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV

By: Lewis, W. H.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Long Grove, IL, Waveland Press Inc: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 040093

Condition: Very Good


Probes varied facets of life in France during the reign of Louis XIV, including the church, medicine, sea travel, female education, and the army.Paperback. Illustrated. xii, 306pp., index. Bookseller's stamp on title page. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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C. S. Lewis - Writer,Dreamer & Mentor

By: Lionel Adey

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058152

ISBN: 0802842038

Condition: Near Fine


Adey was professor emeritus of English and visiting scholar at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.Small smudges of glue residue where a price sticker has been removed.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

C. S. Lewis' 'Great War' with Owen Barfield (special copy signed by 3)

By: Lionel Adey

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Cumbria, UK, Ink Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Adey, Walter Hooper & G. B. Tennyson

Seller ID: 061062

Condition: New


VERY RARE - ONE OF ONLY THREEThis book was published in soft cover but the publisher produced three hard cover copies via print-on-demand. The three hard cover copies were signed by Walter Hooper, G. B. Tennyson and Lionel Adey. This is one of the three books thus produced. Signed by all three on the title page.Cumbria, UK: Ink Books, 2002. First edition by Ink Books.Pictorial glossy hard cover. 135 pp. Indexed.New.Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. View more info

Seeking the Secret Place

By: Lyle Dorsett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids MI, Brazos Press: 2004

Seller ID: 060024

Condition: Fine


Dorsett is a leading scholar on the spiritual life of C. S. Lewis.Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2004.Softcover binding with multiple photos on the front cover. Indexed. 182 pp.Like new.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

"In Western Lands" 45 RPM record of Sam Gangee Lord of the Rings Song

By: Lyrics by J. R. R. Tolkien & music by Chuck Rein

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Fantasy Record Company:

Seller ID: 061099

Condition: Fine


SAM GANGEE SONG "IN WESTERN LANDS" ON 45 RPM RECORD[TOLKIEN, J. R. R.] REIN, CHUCK. In Western Lands. 7", 45 rpm recordIn Lord of the Rings when Sam Gangee is in Tower of Cirith Ungol he sings this song. This is a Chuck Rein recording of the song done by Fantasy Record Company of Baltimore. The record is in a sleeve.We have tested the record and it plays fine.Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. View more info

Phantastes A Faerie Romance for Men and Women (First Edition containing Arthur Hughes illustrations)

By: MACDONALD, GEORGE

Price: $105.00

Publisher: London, Arthur C. Fifield: 1905

Edition: First Edition containing Arthur

Seller ID: 035363

Condition: Very Good


In 1894 Phantastes was published with illustrations by John Bell. Greville MacDonald, son of the author, hated the illustrations and claimed to have bought up as many remainders of that edition as possible. There is some debate as to whether George MacDonald disliked the illustrations. Nonetheless this 1905 edition illustrated by Hughes was roundly applauded and to this day is considered a marvelous and collectible edition of Phantastes. Blue cloth boards with gilt text on the front cover and a gilt border. Gilt text on the spine and gilt top edge. Uncut fore edge. 320 pp. Thirty three ... View more info

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Robert Falconer

By: MacDonald, George [1824 - 1905]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Eureka, Sunrise Books: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 044822

ISBN: 0940652528

Condition: Very Good Condition


Size: 8vo. 524 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 pounds or less. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780940652521. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

C. S. Lewis

By: Margaret Patterson Hannay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.: 1981

Seller ID: 059318

Condition: Very Good +


Pictorial cover with image of CS Lewis. Lettering on front and spine, book information on back. 299 pp including bibliography and index. Cover shows slight cornerwear. Top edge very lightly foxed. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Text body is clean and free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. No foxing within this copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Theology of Romantic Love; A Study in the Writings of Charles Williams (Owen Barfield's copy) (Signed First Edition)

By: Mary McDermott Shideler

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by the author to Barfield and Signed by

Seller ID: 027052

Condition: Near Fine


Burnt orange cloth covers with blue lettering on the spine. The dust jacket has gold and maroon background with white and maroon lettering. 243pp. Indexed. The text block has minor foxing on the page edges and the jacket has light rubbing. Quite a nice copy. Verso of the flyleaf is a white label printed "From the Library of Owen Barfield 1898-1997." On the title page, the author has signed just under her name. Opposite the title page is the inscription: "To Owen Barfield with my enduring gratitude for his work. MS" Laid in is a copy of an article by the author published in Moti... View more info

G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis The Riddle of Joy

By: Michael H. Macdonald and Andrew A. Tadie, editors

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids MI, Eerdmans: 1989

Edition: Possible book club edition

Seller ID: 058016

Condition: Fine


Contributors include Lyle Dorsett, Walter Hooper, Ian Boyd, Peter Kreeft, Thomas Howard, James Houston and others.Gray cloth boards with silver text on the spine. 304 pp. The dust wrapper has white background with black and white text and images of both men.The book is in fine condition. The dust wrapper has two closed tears of less than one half inch and slight browning. VG.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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Second Friends: C.S. Lewis and Ronald Knox in Conversation

By: Milton Walsh

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Ignatius Press: 2008

Seller ID: 012500

ISBN: 1586172409

Condition: New


C.S. Lewis and Ronald Knox were two of the most popular authors of Christian apologetics in the twentieth century ... and for many years they were neighbors in Oxford. In Second Friends, Milton Walsh (Author, Ronald Knox as Apologist) delves into their writings and compares their views on a variety of compelling topics, such asthe existence of God, the divinity of Christ, the problem of suffering, miracles, the way of Love, the role of religion in society, and prayer. They both bring to the conversation a passionate love of truth, clarity of thought, and a wonderful wit.Shelley and Son Books s... View more info

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MYTHPRINT [3 ISSUES FROM 1971] First Editions

By: MYTHPRINT

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, The Mythopoeic Society: 1971

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: 035366

Condition: Very Good


Mythprint the Monthly Bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society interested in the study, discussion, and enjoyment of myth, fantasy & imaginative literature, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis & Charles Williams. April 1971 Vol 3 No 4 bound with staples. Six unpaginated pages. Cover story: The Figure of Aragorn. August 1971 Vol 4 No 2 bound with staples. Six unpaginated pages. Cover story: The Dwarves & the Orcs. September, 1971 Vol 4 No 3 bound with staples. Six unpaginated pages. Cover Story: Bilbo & Frodo's Birthday Party-Picnic. Some minor browning due to age. One issu... View more info

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Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle Earth

By: Nasmith, Howe, Edelfeldt and others

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1992

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 035353

Condition: Fine


Paintings by Nasmith, Howe, Edelfeldt, Hague, Phenix, Lee, Garland, Goldsmith, and Galuidi. 60 full page images in all. The book is 11" x 8 3/4". Gray-Blue cloth boards, plain on front and back. Gilt lettering on spine. The dust wrapper has Alan Lee illustrations on front and back. The book is fine except for minor wear on the bottom edge from shelf contact. The unclipped dust wrapper is also near fine, just lacking the crispness to be fine.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Unancestral Voice

By: Owen Barfield

Price: $19.99

Publisher: Barfield Press UK: 2010

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 012296

ISBN: 095595827X

Condition: New


Unancestral Voice is the story of a modern-day spiritual quest. Step by step, Barfield explores the power of the creative imagination to meet the great challenges of our time. "This book has a remarkable unity; it is a well-sustained defence of a very consistent theme - that of the 'evolution of consciousness' " - Frontier "The voice of each one's mind speaking from the depths within himself" - Owen Barfield "A clear, powerful thinker, and a subtle one." Saul Bellow Owen Barfield is one of the twentieth century's most significant writers and philosophers. Widely renowne... View more info

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History, Guilt and Habit

By: Owen Barfield

Price: $22.00

Publisher: The Barfield Press: 2006-10-30

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 012301

ISBN: 1597311081

Condition: New


We are well supplied with interesting writers, but Owen Barfield is not content to be merely interesting. His ambition is to set us free. from the prison we have made for ourselves by our ways of knowing, our limited and false habits of thought, our 'common sense.' -Saul Bellow Few books [besides History, Guilt and Habit] . would provide a better basis for a serious discussion of modern mentality, or a better closing for a course in great books or the history of ideas. Readable at all levels. -Choice There is scarcely a single term that comprehends the range of Owen Barfield's interests and le... View more info

Poetic Diction; A Study in Meaning (A gift from C S Lewis)

By: Owen Barfield

Price: $0.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Gwyer: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 060278

Condition: Very Good


This book was dedicated to C. S. Lewis in his pseudonymous name of Clive Hamilton. This copy was given by C. S. Lewis to Harry Blamires, a student and lifelong friend of Lewis's. On the fly leaf, in the upper left it says "From Jack", in the upper right it says "Nov 6th 1937" and in the center his Harry Blamires' signature. Throughout the book there are underlinings and marginalia in the hand of Blamires. In a letter of May 27, 1928 Lewis told Owen Barfield that he had just purchased a copy of Poetic Diction, though it is likely that was his reading copy and doubtful that th... View more info

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The Rediscovery of Meaning and Other Essays (Signed first edition)

By: Owen Barfield

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037087

Condition: Fine


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. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Sharing the Narnia Experience: A Family Guide to C. S. Lewis's the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By: Paul Friskney

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Standard Publishing Company: 2005

Seller ID: 012504

ISBN: 0784717737

Condition: New


A thoughtful exciting family guide to C.S. Lewis's classic story. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info