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George Bernard Shaw (First edition)

By: G. K. Chesterton

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058025

Condition: Very Good


London: John Lane The Bodley Head. (Also New York: John Lane Company), 1910. First edition. (Note the title page says 1910 but the actual publication date was 1909.) Sullivan A15.Blue cloth boards with gilt text on the front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. 258 pp. Ten pages of ads in the back.Spine faded and slightly 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

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond. (First Edition)

By: G. K. Chesterton

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: [1937]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061105

Condition: Near Fine


CHESTERTON, G. K. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond. First edition.The initial print run was 5,000 copies.No date showing but the publication date was 1937. First edition, first printing. Sullivan 104.Note: The first edition of this book carries no date which is correct according to Sullivan. Offerings of this book often give a date of 1936, the year of Chesterton's death, but this is incorrect. The book came out in March of 1937.Black cloth boards with pink text on the spine. 257 pp. The dust wrapper has the title in pink at the top and the author in white at the bottom, both on a pictorial cove... View more info

The Ballad of the White Horse

By: G. K. Chesterton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Co: 1931

Seller ID: 062496

Condition: Very Good


Pink cloth boards with black text. 132 pp. Dust wrapper is brown with black text inside a double red border. The book is VG with wear-through in the cloth at the extremities. Wrapper is VG - somewhat darkened and a small bit of moisture along the bottom edges. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Incredulity of Father Brown (Signed first American edition)

By: G. K. Chesterton

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Co: 1926

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 062497

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Chesterton on the half title page. Signed Father Brown books are uncommon.Brown cloth board with text in black and blind stamped design in lower right on front board. 270 pp. Uncut fore edge. Dust wrapper has a portrait of Father Brown inside a double ruled red border and with dark blue text above and below the image. The book is VG with wear at the extremities. The dust wrapper has minor edge wear and a small amount of professional restoration.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

GK's Weekly: A Sampler

By: G.K. Chesterton, Editor; Lyle W. Dorsett, Introduction

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Loyola University Press:

Seller ID: 061725

Condition: New


Green cloth covers. New. Still in plastic wrap. Sale price was $45 but is now $30. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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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

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

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

Within and Without

By: George MacDonald

Price: $1,400.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longman: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061109

Condition: Very Good


GEORGE MACDONALD'S FIRST BOOKThis first published book of George MacDonald's is a poetic play and is dedicated to his wife.London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. Shaberman 6.Brown cloth boards. 183 pp. with ads in the back.Binding is tight though slightly cocked. Spine has wear at head and heal and back gutter. VG.Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. View more info

Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood

By: George MacDonald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.:

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 061345

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth covers with gilt and black stamped lettering/design. Gilt embossed image on front cover. 590pp. Slight sunning to spine, as well as a few negligible stains on the covers. Head and foot of spine lightly chipped. Front and back hinge starting. Some pages have a few stains, as well as mild foxing/browning. A text block is shaken (nearly detached). Text body is free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

What's Mine's Mine

By: George MacDonald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.: 1911

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 061344

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth covers with gilt and black stamped lettering/design. Gilt embossed image on front cover. 387pp. Slight sunning to spine, as well as few negligible stains on the covers. An inch long tear to the upper back joint; some tearing also to the back hinge, but neither are starting to detach. Very slight foxing inside, text is mostly clean. Only a few pages contain notes and/or underlining. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Alec Forbes of Howglen

By: George MacDonald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London / Toronto / Melbourne / Sydney, Cassell and Company, Ltd.: 1927

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 061790

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine. 440 pp. Cover slightly worn at edges, spine head and tail. And cover shows some light staining. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's sticker on half-title page. Text body is clean and free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Hope of the Gospel (Sermons, Volume 5)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Eureka, CA, Sunrise Books: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 061841

ISBN: 0940652846

Condition: Like New


The Sunrise Cententary Editions of the Works of George MacDonald. Sermons, Volume 5. Maroon leather bound. Titled and designed in black and gold on front and spine (design explained in back of book). Blind-stamped with MacDonald's signature on back. Frontispiece. 240 pp. No dust jacket as issued. In like new condition. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

At the Back of the North Wind (heavily illustrated)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, Glasgow and Bombay, Blackie and Son:

Seller ID: 062511

Condition: Very Good


This undated edition was published in approximately 1922 based on the books advertised on the dust wrapper. It contains 12 full page color illustrations by Frank C. Pape and 76 text illustrations in black and white. This edition is uncommon, especially in dust wrapper. [c1922]Blue cloth boards. The front cover has an ornate floral border in orange and green, in the center of which is a paste down of an illustration from the book. Beneath the pastedown the title is in orange. 391 pp. The dust wrapper is light yellow and has the same art as the front cover. Both wrapper flaps advertise other ... View more info

The Diary of an Old Soul (First edition)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Author: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062512

Condition: Very Good -


MACDONALD, GEORGE. The Diary of an Old Soul. First edition.Full title is A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul.London: Printed for the Author, and to be had by writing to Mr. Hughes, 43, Beaufort Street, Chelsea, London., 1880. First edition. Shaberman 66.A small book: 6.5" x 3.25". Red cloth boards with an ivory covered label on the spine. Edges uncut. Verso of each leaf is unprinted. 265 pp. Presented in a modern burgundy slip case.Spine label is one third chipped away and the remainder is badly stained. Boards are a bit worn. Binding is solid and there is n... View more info

Hope of the Gospel (First edition)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062513

Condition: Very Good +


Rebound in half leather on marbleized paper. The spine has five hubs and a black label with title and author in gilt. Uncut fore edge and top edge. 240 pp. Shaberman 92.The rebound half leather exterior makes a beautiful book. Inside there is an owners name in ink and very occasional foxing. VG+ at least..Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Lilith (First edition)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062514

Condition: Near Fine


Rebound in three quarter green leather on green cloth. Five hubbed spine has title, author, date and decorations in gilt. Uncut top and fore edges. 351 pp. plus a thirty two page advertising catalog. Shaberman 97.A marvelous copy in near fine condition.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Phantastes (First edition, second printing)

By: George MacDonald

Price: $2,400.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1858

Edition: First edition, second printing

Seller ID: 062515

Condition: Very Good +


This was MacDonald's first published story.This copy contains the bookplate of Christopher Peter MacDonald. It is the same bookplate that George MacDonald used except it has Christopher Peter MacDonald at the bottom. We think it likely that he is a grandson of George MacDonald but do not know for sure.This book has all the points of the first edition called for in Shaberman except that the advertisements in the back are dated July, 1859, not Sept. 1858 so we presume this is a second printing. Online we have found one copy with the 1859 ads, one copy with no ads, and one copy with 1858 ads. ... View more info

Sir Gibbie

By: George MacDonald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett:

Seller ID: 062516

Condition: Very Good -


Green cloth boards with design blind stamped in boards. Gilt text and design on the spine. 390pp. Shaberman 64. Frontispiece by E. Hughes. Shaberman 64. c1880.The hinges are starting at both front and back. This makes the book a bit loose at the covers while it is tight in the rest of the text block. VG-Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. 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

Discovering the Character of God

By: George MacDonald ; Michael R.Phillips [Editor]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Bethany House Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062487

ISBN: 1556610688

Condition: Near Fine


This book comes from the library of well-known C. S. Lewis scholar, George Musacchio. Burgundy cloth boards, decorated and titled in gold. Pictorial dust jacket. Book near fine condition with owner's name and date in ink. Corner very slightly bumped. Dust jacket in fine condition. 317 pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Jack: C. S. Lewis and his Time (Signed first edition)

By: George Sayer

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 062475

Condition: Fine


Signed on the title page: "With best wishes in Christ. George Sayer.Tan cloth boards with text in metallic bronze on the spine. 278 pp. Eight pages of photographic illustrations. The dust wrapper has a sketched profile of Lewis and text in violet. Book is fine and wrapper is nearly fine but for a quarter inch closed tear on the back.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. 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

Charles Williams Poet of Theology (First American edition)

By: Glen Cavaliero

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids MI, Eerdmans: 1983

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 062518

Condition: Very Good +


Green cloth boards with gilt text on spine. 199 pp. Indexed. Lacking dust wrapper.There is a small pea sized smudge on the front board. Inside the front cover is a printed ownership label.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied. 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

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

The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think?

By: Harry Blamires

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI, Servant Books: 1978

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 062526

ISBN: 0892830492

Condition: Very Good


Author was student of C. S. Lewis. 191 pp. Very good condition. Cover scuffed. Text contains underlining and notes scattered throughout, in ink. 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

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

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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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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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The Children of Hurin

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

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston | New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2007

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 062525

ISBN: 0618894640

Condition: Fine


Quarter black cloth on black paper boards. Color and B&W illustrations throughout, many on glossy paper. 315 pp., including Genealogies, Appendix, List of Names, and fold-out map. Illustrated dust jacket. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. 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

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