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The Elect Lady (Sunrise Centenary Editions of the Works of George Macdonald)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Eureka, CA, Sunrise Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 026839

ISBN: 094065279X

Condition: Fine


Full leather with gold and black lettering and design. No writing in the book. Limited edition #191 of 1,000 copies. vi, 345pp. Volume 30 of the series. 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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Guild Court (Sunrise Centenary Editions of the Works of George MacDonald)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Eureka, CA, Sunrise Books: 2004

Seller ID: 026842

ISBN: 094065265X

Condition: Fine


Full leather with gold and black lettering and design. No writing in the book. iv, 331pp. Volume 16 of the series. Full refund if not satisfied.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

England's Antiphon. First edition.

By: George Macdonald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: MacMillan: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039655

Condition: Very Good


The first line of the preface says: "In this book I have sought to trace the course of our religious poetry from an early period of our literary history." It starts with the thirteenth century and then has chapters for: Fourteenth Century, Fifteenth Century, Elizabethan era, Spenser, Bacon, Donne and then goes on with sixteen more chapters as he moves to modernity. First book edition preceded by serialized publishing. Rebound long ago in three quarter leather on marble boards. Matching marbleized end sheets. 332 pp. Gilt top edge. Most leather edges show wear and there are a couple ... View more info

The Princess and the Goblin (First Easton Press edition)

By: George Macdonald

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1996

Seller ID: 042333

Condition: Near Fine


Full red leather ornately decorated with gold and black. Silk moire end sheets, silk ribbon book mark, and gilt page edges. 203 pp. With illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith.This copy is very near fine. The silk moire end sheets are a bit faded at the edges.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Weighed and Wanting (First American edition)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop: 1882

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 058040

Condition: Very Good -


Boston: Lothrop, 1882. First American edition.Green cloth boards with text and decoration in maroon and gold. 625 pp.VG- with wear-through across the head and tail of the spine. Cracked hinge at the copyright page. Library stamp on title page but no other library spore. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

There and Back

By: George MacDonald

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop: 1891

Edition: early edition

Seller ID: 058038

Condition: Very Good +


Early, probably second, American edition.Blueish green cloth boards. Front cover has black text with an orange and gilt device. 634 pp.Some rubs to cloth and minor age browning to pages. VG+. No dust wrapper if there was one. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales

By: George MacDonald

Price: $425.00

Publisher: New York, London, Putnam's: 1893

Seller ID: 060050

Condition: Very Good


The story "The Light Princess" was first published in 1864 in the book Adela Cathcart. This is a first edition of the first book where Light Princess was the title story. The preface is the first appearance of MacDonald's famous essay on the nature of fairy stories. This copy has a title page that is exactly like the one shown on p31 of Shaberman except that, at the bottom where is says New York and London in Shaberman, this copy leaves out the word "and" and shows addresses below each city name. Thus there are two states for the title page and we do not know if one has prefer... View more info

Stephen Archer and Other Tales

By: George MacDonald

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London New York, George Routledge:

Seller ID: 060052

Condition: Very Good +


In the 1870s/1880s George Routledge & Sons published 22 George MacDonald books with matching bindings. They are generally undated. This book is from that set. This book first came out under the title The Gifts of the Christ Child, and Other Tales in 1882. In the next year it was republished under this new title and it continued to be published under this title until 1973.London, New York: George Routledge and Sons, no date. Early edition. Shaberman 71.All books in this set have a title in black at the top and a device of red and gilt below it. The binding is greenish blue cloth. 354 pp.This c... View more info

Sir Gibbie (Signed by editor)

By: George MacDonald (Edited by Elizabeth Yates)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1964

Inscription: Signed by editor

Seller ID: 058035

Condition: Very Good


New York: E. P. Dutton, 1964. Second printing of this edition. Signed by editor, Elizabeth Yates.Green cloth boards with text on front cover and spine in black. Pictorial dust wrapper.The boards show modest wear at the edges. There is an owner's name on the flyleaf where Yates signed. The dust wrapper has edge wear the worst of which is a closed half inch tear. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Book & Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes (First Edition)

By: George Macdonald - Related. Maroussia Oakley

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Middlesex, England and New Castle, Delaware, Middlesex, England: Private Libraries Association, 2016 & New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016.: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042332

Condition: New


In 1894 an edition of Phantastes was published with illustrations by John Bell. There is some controversy about these illustrations but Granville MacDonald, George's oldest son, says that the family greatly disliked the Bell illustrations. The next illustrator was Arthur Hughes whose work pleased the family. After that, Hughes illustrated many MacDonald books. This new book about Hughes is both well researched and wonderfully illustrated. It contains 184 Hughes illustrations, many from MacDonald books. There is an eight page color illustration section.Middlesex, England: Private Librarie... View more info

The Wind from the Stars

By: George MacDonald; Gordon Reid [Editor]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058294

ISBN: 0005993474

Condition: Near Fine


Through the year with George MacDonald. 366 readings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Ballad of St. Barband Other Verses (First edition)

By: Gilbert Keith Chersterton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Cecil Palmer: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 060281

Condition: Good


First edition. Sullivan 54.Quarter black cloth on checkered paper boards. 83 pp.Lacking dust wrapper. The back cover is almost totally stained with something blackish. Though technically this is a collectible book, the stain makes it more of a reading copy.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Ballad of St. Barbara & Other Verses

By: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Cecil Palmer: 1928

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 042319

Condition: Very Good +


London: Cecil Palmer, 1928. Second edition.Tan cloth boards with red text on the spine. 56 pp. Uncut fore-edge. Orange dust wrapper with maroon text and border.Foxing primarily on page edges, though a bit on the interior. As is common, the fly leaf has a band of discoloration from acidic paper. The dust wrapper is quite nice, VG+, with a couple areas of very light soiling. 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: Images of His World (First Edition)

By: Gilbert, Douglas R.; Kilby, Clyde S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Eerdmans Pub Co: 2005

Edition: First Printing of this reissue

Seller ID: 039469

ISBN: 0802828000

Condition: Fine


This reissue of a treasured classic offers a window into the people and places that shaped the life of beloved author, scholar, and apologist C. S. Lewis. In photographs and text (much of it in Lewis's own words), Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby introduce us to such memorable friends as J. R. R. Tolkien and transport us to such magical places as the deer park outside Lewis's rooms at Magdalen College, Oxford. We also meet Lewis as a talented and brilliant child in Belfast, captivated by the myths and legends of the North, already writing and illustrating imaginative stories and poems at a y... View more info

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We Remember C. S. Lewis: Essays and Memoirs by Philip Yancey, J. I.Packer, Charles Colson, George Sayer, James Houston, Don Bede Griffiths and Others

By: Graham, David [Editor]

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, B & H Pub Group: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039190

ISBN: 0805422994

Condition: Fine


A collection of essays by some of the nation's most important evangelical writers focuses on C. S. Lewis as an influential Christian writer.Paperback. xiv, 162pp. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. View more info

Lenten Lands: My Childhood With Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis

By: Gresham, Douglas H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058317

ISBN: 0025455702

Condition: Near Fine


An insightful book by C. S. Lewis's step-son. Owners name stamped inside front cover.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Augustans and Romantics 1689-1830

By: H. V. D. (Hugo) Dyson and John Butt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cresset Press: 1961

Edition: Third, revised edition

Seller ID: 058181

Condition: Fine


H. V. D. (Hugo)Dyson was a member of the literary group called the Inklings. This is a marvelous, unread copy. Spine lightly sunned. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Inklings of Oxford (Signed by Poe)

By: Harry Lee Poe

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan: 2010

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Poe

Seller ID: 037096

ISBN: 0310285038

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful book, 11" x 8.5" and full of color illustrations. This is the Oxford that the Inklings knew. 171pp. Near fine. Several pages have a crease but the general appearance of the book is quite nice. Soft cover. This wonderful book is now out of print. Near fine with a few pages having a crease but the general appearance is very pleasing.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

But Soft! - We are Observed. (First edition)

By: Hilaire Belloc (First edition)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Arrowsmith: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058024

Condition: Very Good


London: Arrowsmith, 1928. First edition. Sullivan D621.Mustard cloth boards, plain on front. Brown text on spine. Orange top stain. 312 pp.Covers are soiled and the book is cocked. VG. Lacking dust wrapper. 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: A Complete Guide to His Life & Works (First Paperback Edition)

By: Hooper, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, HarperOne: 1998

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 042981

ISBN: 006063880X

Condition: Very Good


A complete guide to C. S. Lewis' life & works. First Paperback edition. xvi, 940pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Tolkien (First American edition)

By: Humphrey Carpenter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1977

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 058018

Condition: Near Fine


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First American edition.Brown boards with "TOLKIEN" in gilt and metallic green decoration on the front cover. 287 pp. Indexed. Dust wrapper has white background and a photo of Tolkien in a circle.Book is near fine with only some shelf wear. Dust wrapper is VG showing both edge wear and surface nicks. View more info

A Barfield Sampler. First edition with an afterward by Owen Barfield. (signed)

By: Hunter Barfield; Jeanne Clayton and Thomas D. Kranidas, Editors

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Albany, State University of New York Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039649

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. Inscribed "For his good friends Veronica and Pat Wood from Owen Barfield with his love. September 1998." This book includes poetry and fiction by Barfield.Yellow glossy cover with a photo of Barfield. 181 pp. No dust wrapper as issued. Near fine. Includes minor rubs on back cover. 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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Letters to Young Churches (First Edition)

By: J. B. Phillips

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037071

Condition: Very Good +


This book was the beginning of what became the popular and influential book The New Testament in Modern English, sometimes called the Phillips Bible. The four page introduction by Lewis, which is prominently mentioned on the front cover, played a key role in the early success of this translation. The first edition of this book is scarce, especially in dust wrapper.Green cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. The front of the dust wrapper has off-white text against a green background. The back is a full page ad for C. S. Lewis books. The book is at least VG, with the worst blemish being ... View more info

The Complete Tolkien Companion (Third Edition. From the personal library of Robert Jordan)

By: J. E. A. Taylor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2004

Edition: First Printing of Third Edition

Seller ID: 042315

Condition: Fine


Fantasy writer Robert Jordan passed away in 2007. He was from Charleston, SC. A small chain of used book stores called Mr. K's purchased his library and sold it in their stores. Only a few of his books had his name in them and unfortunately this is not one of them. In May of 2018 Mr. K's put an announcement about the sale on Facebook. In their stores, Mr. K's prices their books with a small yellow price sticker. On the books from Jordan's library they hand wrote an "R" on the price sticker. We have left that sticker on the book.New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004. First printing ... 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

Seller ID: 027063

Condition: Fine


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

Seller ID: 027064

Condition: Fine


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

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

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027061

Condition: Fine


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

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 Book of Lost Tales Part Two. First American edition.

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1984

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 039643

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Black cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 385 pp. Indexed. Red dust wrapper with white and gray text and the JRRT monogram in gold. Bookplate inside front cover and brown spots on fore edge and top edge. At least VG+. Dust wrapper is price clipped but otherwise beautiful. Full refund if not satisfied. 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

Unfinished Tales (First American Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1980

Seller ID: 042314

Condition: Fine


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. First American edition. Hammond A17bLime green cloth boards with silver and metallic green design in the center of the front cover. Orange top stain. 472 pp. Map in back of the book. The dust wrapper has black text at the top, blue & red text in the center and art at the bottom all against a tan field. The book is in fine condition and the wrapper near fine with a bit of edge wear at the top of the spine and back cover. 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

The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun (First American Edition)

By: J. R. R. Tolkien; Edited by Christopher Tolkien

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2009

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 042307

Condition: Like New


Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. First American edition.Quarter black cloth on black cloth boards. Gilt text on the spine. 377 pp.Like new condition. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings 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

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

From Atheism to Christianity (Signed First Edition)

By: Joel Heck

Price: $14.99

Publisher: St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 038390

Condition: New


Dr. Heck is known for, among other things, the marvelous database called Chronologically Lewis, available at joelheck.com. If there is anything on record informing us where C. S. Lewis (or his brother) was or what he was doing on a particular day, it is in the chronology which is over 1100 pages long. First Edition. Soft cover. New. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis (Signed)

By: Joel Heck

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Saint Loius, Concordia Publishing: 2017

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 042986

ISBN: 0758657234

Condition: Very Good +


Signed by the author on title page. Pictorial paperback. 214pp. 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

Sprightly Running: Part of an Autobiography

By: John Wain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042947

Condition: Very Good -


Paperback. Reprint edition. Previous owner's name written and/or stamped inside covers and/or on title page. ix, 264pp. 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