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American Opinion Publishing: 20th Century Heroes (First Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Appleton, WI, American Opinion Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035346

Condition: Fine


First edition. C. S. Lewis loathed politics. It is paradoxical that he (as well as G. K. Chesterton) is featured as a hero in this book published by the John Birch Society. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering in colorful dust wrapper. Both book and dust wrapper are fine. ââ?¬Å?I believe that if we had not fallen...patriarchal monarchy would be the sole lawful government. But since we have learned sin, we have found, as Lord Acton says, that 'all power corrupts,... View more info

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J. R. R. Tolkien Bilder aus Mittelerde (Postcards from Middle Earth) (text in German)

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Munchen, 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037084

Condition: Very Good +


20 color postcards of Middle-Earth art work. Text is in German. Rare. Exterior is faintly browned. Owners name and embossment on first page - does not effect any of the 20 postcards which are in marvelous condition.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Portrait of C. S. Lewis in Pastel

By: N/A

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: 042292

Condition: Very Good


This pastel on artist board portrait is 19.75" x 16". It is signed in the lower right but the signature is indistinct. It is titled in the lower left, "C.S. LEWIS". Lewis did not sit for this portrait. It appears to have been done from a photo by John Chillingworth. (In a letter to Charles Brady, Oct 29, 1944 Lewis briefly discusses a different portrait of him that was done from a photo.) Portraits seldom have the name of the subject on the front so ... View more info

English Hymns and Hymn Writers (First Edition)

By: Adam Fox

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038770

Condition: Very Good


Adam Fox (1883 to 1977), Canon, was the Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was one of the first members of the "Inklings", a literary group which also included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Between 1938 and 1942 he was Professor of Poetry. Later he became Canon of Westminster Abbey and he is buried there in Poet's Corner. He was also Warden (Headmaster) of the famous Radley College. Paper covered boards. 47pp. First edition. Full refund if not s... View more info

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They Look Like Men (Forward by Joy Davidman) (First Edition)

By: Alexander Bergman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bernard Ackeman: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030318

Condition: Good


Edited and with forward by Joy Davidman.Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. 63pp. Condition is only good with wear and a damp stain along two inches of the spine. Joy was very fond of Bergman and thought highly of him. This book of poetry, like his other poetry is socialist and anti-fascist. We include it in the catalog as a curiosity. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life

By: Armand M. Nicholi Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2003

Seller ID: 012501

ISBN: 074324785X

Condition: New


Throughout the ages, many of the world's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the concept of -- and belief in -- God. It may seem unlikely that any new arguments or insights could be raised, but the twentieth century managed to produce two brilliant men with two diametrically opposed views about the question of God: Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. They never had an actual meeting, but in "The Question of God," their arguments are placed side by side for the very f... View more info

Dorothy Sayers Her Life and Soul (Signed First Edition)

By: Barbara Reynolds

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sydney and Auckland, Hodder & Stoughton: 1993

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 042334

Condition: Near Fine


It was Barbara Reynolds (Sayers' goddaughter) who completed Sayers' translation of Dante's Divine Comedy after the death of Sayers. Reynolds, later, was the co-founder and managing editor of the journal Seven.London, Sydney and Auckland. Hodder & Stoughton, 1993. First edition, signed and dated on the flyleaf. 398 pp. Indexed.Brown cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. Photographic dust wrapper with a brown background. Text is gold and white. Signed by author on fl... View more info

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Romanticism Comes of Age (First soft cover edition)

By: BARFIELD, OWEN

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press: 1986

Edition: First Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 035355

Condition: Fine


This book was first published in 1944. In 1966 it was rereleased in a new and augmented edition. This is the first soft cover edition and it is the "new and augmented" version. "When the velocity of progress increases beyond a certain point, it becomes indistinguishable from crisis." Owen Barfield from Night Operation Blue artistic cover with a white band across the top printed with author's name in blue. 254pp. Fine condition. A very nice copy. Barfi... View more info

G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

By: Barker, Dudley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1973

Seller ID: 040817

ISBN: 0812815440

Condition: Very Good


Two toned cloth. Spine lettering a bit faded. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 304pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

C.S. Lewis and His World

By: Barratt, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Eerdmans Pub Co: 1987

Seller ID: 040203

ISBN: 0802836399

Condition: Like New


Traces the life of the eminent British writer, scholar, and social critic, from his youth in Ulster to his death in England in 1963. Pictorial boards. Illustrated. 46pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Essays on Malory (First Edition)

By: BENNETT, J. A. W., Editorion.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford, University of Oxford Press at Clarendon Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035356

Condition: Near Fine


Bennett was an Inkling and C. S. Lewis was a contributor. Many of the Inklings wrote about Arthurian subjects. When Lewis gave up the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, it was given to Bennett. Blue cloth boards with plain covers and gilt text on the spine. 147pp. There is a bit of marginalia in pencil, lightly written in pencil and informative. The book is very nice. Near fine. Lacking dust wrapper. Bennett studied first at University of ... View more info

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Not a Tame Lion (Signed) by Edwards.

By: Bruce L. Edwards

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Wheaton, IL, Tyndale: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 035337

Condition: Near Fine


This book was not published in a hard cover version. Soft cover with pictorial cover. 252pp. Signed on the title page by Edwards. Nearly fine condition with a half inch light smudge on the fore edge - only about 20 pages so it is barely noticeable.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason, and Romanticism

By: C. S Lewis; Hague, Michael [Illustrator]

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Eerdmans: 1981

Edition: Deluxe Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 040106

ISBN: 080286063X

Condition: Like New


The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, a record of Lewis' own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction that eventually led him to Christianity. It is the story of John and his odyssey to an enchanting island that has created in him an intense longing, a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mothe... View more info

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Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century (Oxford History of English Literature Ser)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1990

Seller ID: 012418

ISBN: 0198122314

Condition: New


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

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The Horse and his Boy (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037102

Condition: Very Good +


Dedicated to David & Douglas Gresham. Gray cloth boards with silver text on spine. Red dust wrapper with a Pauline Baynes illustration in the center. 199 pp. The book is VG or better. Inside the front cover is a small Montreal bookstore sticker. On the half title page is hand written presentation to Rick Peters for Highest Marks on Catechism. Two other names follow as it was apparently passed along. The dust wrapper is VG with a fair amount of edge wear, especially... View more info

Studies in Words. Second printing inscribed by Lewis to G. E. Sadler

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Inscribed by Lewis

Seller ID: 039637

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by Lewis to G. E. Sadler. Glenn E. Sadler was a graduate of Wheaton College where he got to know Clyde Kilby. In the sixties, when Kilby started working on the Lewis Collection that became the Wade Center, Sadler, who was living in England, was very helpful. A significant selection of his papers are held at the Wade Center. For this reason, we are going to do something we have never done. We are going to give the Wade Center the first right of refusal for ... View more info

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (First British Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1952

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 039639

Condition: Good +


This is the third book is the Chronicles of Narnia series. Light blue cloth boards. Front end sheets are a map. 223 pp. Verso of the half title page is a list of three books in the Narnia series. In ink this list has been circled like a cloud, the titles checked and The Silver Chair added to the list. On the opposite page in red pencil and blue ink "To Isabel from Mummy xxxx" The hinge at the back cover is cracked but the binding is solid. Good +. Lacking d... View more info

Beyond the Bright Blur (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039624

Condition: Very Good +


This title was published as an unnumbered limited edition (one source says 350 copies) as a New Year's greeting to friends of the author and publisher. It is chapters 15, 16 and 17 of the book Letters to Malcolm which came out the next year.New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. First edition. Quarter purple cloth on gray cloth with a design blind stamped into the front cover. 30 pp. Spine is lightly sunned. A few pages have extremely light foxing. Glassine dust w... View more info

The Great Divorce (Signed First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $6,000.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039627

Condition: Near Fine


The book is signed "Yours C. S. Lewis" on the title page. This copy contains the card of theologian David Edgerton Johnson. The back of the card shows glue residue so apparently it was once fixed to the inside of the front cover. Fortunately there is no evidence of this in the book itself. London: Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 1945. First edition. NOTE: The copyright page says "First Published November 1945" which is correct for the first edition... View more info

The Pilgrim's Regress. First edition.

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039632

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. This was Lewis's first book to be published after his conversion to Christianity. Only 1,000 copies were printed of the first edition and only 650 of those sold.Rust cloth boards. Author, title and publisher on the spine in reddish brown. Orange top stain. 256 pp. Minor wear on board edges and the spine text is faded. A bit of foxing on the fore edge. VG. Lacking dust wrapper. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.... View more info

LEWIS, C. S., Signed note attached to the book of a friend.

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Lewis

Seller ID: 039635

Condition: Very Good


This is a first edition book (A Sword in the Desert) by Herbert Palmer. In the book is a full half-sheet note from Palmer to someone named Edgar. The note, transcribed below, is about Palmer's meeting with C. S. Lewis. The odd thing is that this note is hand written on the back of a typed note from C. S. Lewis to Palmer, arranging the meeting and signed by Lewis. Palmer lightly crossed out the typing and signature by Lewis! Then he used the other side. The paper sho... View more info

The Screwtape Letters

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1963

Edition: Thirtieth Printing

Seller ID: 040107

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with black spine lettering. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper with name/address label (also on title page). 160pp. Solid copy. Mylar cover. Jacket chipped with some small pieces missing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Beloved Works of C. S. Lewis

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Inspirational Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 040193

Condition: Like New


One of the world's most celebrated authors writes candidly, clearly and from the heart about the deepest human concerns of faith, joy and love. Includes four of CS Lewis' most beloved works: Surprised by Joy; Reflections on the Psalms; The Four Loves; The Business of Heaven.Like new copy. Hardcover. 523pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Grief Observed

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, The Seabury Press: 1961

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 042215

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket has some underlining but isn't price clipped. Hole punch initial stamps on first few free end papers. Previous owner's name stamped inside front cover. 60pp. Minor marginalia. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Galaxy - Oxford University Press: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042216

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. One taped corner. Previous owner's name written on tile page. 378pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Abolition of Man or, The Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1947

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 042251

Condition: Very Good -


Early Reprint. Paperback. Original paper wraps. Covers slightly creased. Tail of spine chipped. 64pp. Some underlining. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Beyond the Bright Blur (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038304

Condition: Very Good +


This title was published as an unnumbered limited edition (one source says 350 copies) as a new year's greeting to friends of the author and publisher. It is chapters 15,16 and 17 of the book Letters to Malcolm which came out the next year. Brown 78. Hooper 39. Quarter purple cloth on gray cloth with a design blind stamped into the front cover. 30 pp. Glassine dust wrapper. The book was mailed with a card saying "With the Season's Greetings from Harcourt, Brace... View more info

C. Lewis Signed Contract with J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $6,500.00

Publisher: 1926

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 042297

Condition: Very Good


This is the contract that C. S. Lewis signed with Dent on March 25th, 1926 for the publishing of Dymer. It is two pages with a fold. It gives Dent the right to publish Lewis's next two books of poems. This is the copy from Dent's files. Presumably Lewis had a copy. Knowing Lewis's unconcern for paperwork and knowing that, after his death Warnie burned some of Lewis's papers, it seems doubtful that Lewis's copy still exists.The document is preprinted with open spaces... View more info

Allegory of Love (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042275

Condition: Very Good


In the 1930s Lewis was not famous to the general population but this book contributed significantly to his rising reputation in academia.Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1936. First edition. Brown 10, Hooper 4.Dark blue cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 378 pp. Lacking dust wrapper.The corners are just a bit rounded. One noticeable bump for about a half inch along the bottom edge of the front cover. No writing in the book. VG condition. Shelley and So... View more info

Boxen (First American Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Diego, New York, London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 042278

Condition: Near Fine


San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. First American edition. Brown 110, Hooper 61.Quarter rust colored cloth on cream colored boards. 206 pp. The dust wrapper has a marbleized border and text above and below art in the center.The book is fine except for a black remainder mark on the bottom edge. The dust wrapper is fine except for an odd pea sized hole in the spine at the letter "B" in Boxen. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Le... View more info

C. S. Lewis SIgned Correspondence between J. M. Dent (Publisher( and C. S. Lewis about Dymer

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1949

Seller ID: 042279

Condition: Very Good


London: J. M. Dent 1949 - 1955.A collection of seven typed letters or carbon copies, 2 of which are signed by C. S. Lewis between the author and his UK publishers J. M. Dent and between Dent and the American publisher E. P. Dutton regarding the re-publication and rights to his second book. The correspondence begins on the 8th November 1949 with a carbon copy of a letter from Dent. Stock and Royalty department to E. P. Dutton advising "We are planning the republic... View more info

Dymer (Second Edition. Publisher's file copy)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London and New York, J. M. Dent & Sons; The Macmillan Company: 1950

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 042281

Condition: Near Fine


This is the file copy for J. M. Dent & Sons. It is stamped "FILE" six times and it has ink notations on the fly leaf and the half title page.London: J. M. Dent & Sons & New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950. Second edition.Orange cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. Top edge stained red. 103 pp. Gray dust wrapper with orange text.Publisher's marks as described above, else fine. Dust wrapper is unclipped and fine except for two publisher's stamps of "FI... View more info

C. S. Lewis (A typed letter signed by C. S. Lewis)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: 1961

Seller ID: 042301

Condition: Very Good


The letter reads: 15th August 1961. Dear Mr. Watts, With reference to your letter of the 12th; - I have no objection, and wish you every success in the matter.With kind regards,Yours sincerely,[signed] C. S. Lewis.The return address is The Kilns so this letter was likely typed by Warren and signed by C. S. Lewis. In 1961 A. E. Watts published a translation of The Poems of Sextus Propertius. He sent an inscribed copy to C. S. Lewis which is now in the Wade Center. In Ja... View more info

The Four Loves (Signed First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 042283

Condition: Very Good


London: Geoffrey Bles, 1960. Signed first edition. Brown 68, Hooper 33.Gray cloth boards with red text on the spine. 160 pp. The artistic dust wrapper has art in yellow, red, gray and white and with all text in black. Slightly cocked and a touch of fading at board edges. No writing in the book other than Lewis's signature, which is on the half title page. At least VG. The dust wrapper, now protected by mylar, has modest edge wear. Dust wrapper is VG+. Shelley and... View more info

Hamlet The Prince or the Poem? (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford Amen House for the Proceedings of the British Academy: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042284

Condition: Very Good -


In 1942 Lewis gave the Annual Shakespeare Lecture of the British Academy. As was their custom, when the Academy published its Proceedings they also published the lecture. The first sentence is, "A critic who makes no claim to be a true Shakespearian scholar and who has been honoured by an invitation to speak about Shakespeare to such an audience as this, feels rather like a child brought in at dessert to recite his piece before the grown-ups." London: Humphrey... View more info

Letters to an American Lady (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Eerdmans: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042285

Condition: Near Fine


Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1967. First edition. (The American edition is the true first edition.) Brown 92, Hooper 49.Red cloth boards with black text on the spine. 121 pp. Red and white dust wrapper with black and white text.No writing in the book. Boards and spine are pristine. The top edge of pages have dust dirtiness. Near fine. The dust wrapper, now protected by a mylar cover, is near fine with a couple hard-to-see small closed tears. Shelley and Son Books spec... View more info

Perelandra (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042289

Condition: Very Good


This copy belonged to prominent Canadian academician F. Cyril James. He was Principal of McGill University from 1939 to 1962. On the fly leaf is his signature, underlined, and Ottawa 1943 written below that.London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1943. First edition. Brown 25, Hooper 13.Blue cloth boards with text in gilt on the spine. 256 pp.The spine is heavily faded but the gilt letters are still sharp. The book is cocked and has general wear to the board edges. Lack... View more info

The Pilgrim's Regress; An Allegorical Apology for Christianity Reason and Romanticism (First American Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Sheed & Ward: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042291

Condition: Very Good


This was Lewis's first book after conversion to Christianity.New York: Sheed & Ward, 1935. First American edition. Brown 7, Hooper 3. Red cloth boards with black text on the spine. Map end sheets. 256 pp.VG. Some discoloration on the back cover. Bookseller's small stamp at the bottom of the title page. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Problem of Pain (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, The Centenary Press: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042294

Condition: Very Good


London: The Centenary Press, 1940. First edition. Brown 16, Hooper 8.Black cloth boards with a white label on the spine. The label has black text and green border lines. 148 pp.The label has no wear but a small smudge. Foxing on page edges. Pages tend to be age browned near the edges. Lacking dust wrapper. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Reflections on the Psalms (Inscribed First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 042295

Condition: Near Fine


On the title page, below his name, Lewis has written, "To Graham from C. S. Lewis". On the fly leaf, in the upper right corner, is written in ink, "G. Chandler / Winchester / 20 September, 1958. This title was released Sept 8, 1958 so this copy was just off the press when Chandler got it.London: Geoffrey Bles, 1958. First edition. Brown 65, Hooper 32.Maroon cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. Blue top stain. 151 pp. Dust wrapper has text in white an... View more info

Rehabilitations and Other Essays (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042296

Condition: Very Good


London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition. Brown 14, Hooper 6.Black cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 197 pp. The dust wrapper is tan with black text.The book is VG with a previous owner's name on the fly leaf and a different previous owner's book plate inside the front cover. The VG dust wrapper is not price-clipped, has modest edge wear, and a lot of age toning. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the... View more info

C. S. Lewis Signed Contract with J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $5,500.00

Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co:

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 042298

Condition: Very Good


This is the contract that C. S. Lewis signed with Dent on Feb. 24, 1933 for the publishing of The Pilgrim's Regress. It is two pages, on blue paper, with a fold. It gives Dent motion picture rights! This is the copy from Dent's files. Presumably Lewis had a copy. Knowing Lewis's unconcern for paperwork and knowing that, after his death Warnie burned some of Lewis's papers, it seems doubtful that Lewis's copy still exists.The document is preprinted with some open spa... View more info

They Asked for a Paper (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042299

Condition: Very Good


London: Geoffrey Bles, 1962. First edition. Brown 77, Hooper 38.Light brown cloth boards with deep maroon text on the spine. Pinkish orange top stain. 211 pp. The dust wrapper has white and light blue text against a light brown field. A small design and artist signature are in dark red. Smudge on bottom page edges. The first and last leaves have discoloration from acidic paper. The unclipped dust wrapper has the faintest amount of edge wear. Shelley and Son Books s... View more info

The C. S. Lewis Bible (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042304

Condition: Like New


Yes, we know that C. S. Lewis would have hated the title of this book. This Bible shows quotes from scripture where Lewis cited the reference but it also comments about passages that Lewis, though not cited, had in mind when he wrote various things. Scholars have researched Lewis's books, essays and letters to come up with this unique study Bible. It uses the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Among the contributors are Devin Brown, Michael Christensen, Lyle ... View more info

Arthurian Torso (First Edition)

By: C. S. LEWIS & CHARLES WILLIAMS

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042277

Condition: Very Good


This book contains The Figure of Arthur, a posthumous fragment by Charles Williams and a commentary on the Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams by C. S. Lewis.London, New York, Toronto: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, 1948. First edition. Brown 48, Hooper 19.Dark red cloth boards with gold text on the spine. Top edge stained red. 200 pp. Dust wrapper is tan with dark red and black text. Book is VG. Exterior has very little wear. Gold text on spine is a bit ... View more info

The Personal Heresy; a Controversy (First Edition, Association Copy)

By: C. S. Lewis & E. M. W. Tillyard

Price: $325.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039631

Condition: Very Good +


First edition. This copy contains an ownership signature of John Joseph Hartland-Swann. On the first front end paper he wrote his name, Lincoln College, Oxford 1947. Swann, a British philosopher, spoke once at the Socratic Club in 1952. Verso of this there is an orange bookplate with an owner's name Trevor Johnson. Green cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 150 pp. Foxing on the first few and last few pages and on page edges. Green is faded on top one inch of... View more info

The Personal Heresy (First Edition)

By: C. S. Lewis and E. M. W. Tillyard

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042290

Condition: Very Good


London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition. Brown 15, Hooper 7.Green cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. Green stained top edge. 150 pp. Nice condition with no writing and no names. Lightly cracked hinge at page 113. VG. Lacking dust wrapper. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis. Three volumes. All first American editions

By: C. S. Lewis; Edited by Walter Hooper

Price: $575.00

Publisher: New York, HarperSanFrancisco / HarperCollins: Various

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 039625

Condition: Near Fine


All volumes edited by Walter Hooper.Volume I, Family Letters 1905-1931. New York: HarperSanFrancisco / HarperCollins, 2004. First American edition.Volume II, Books, Broadcasts and the War 1931-1949. New York: HarperSanFrancisco / HarperCollins 2004. First American edition. Volume III, Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963. New York: HarperSanFrancisco / HarperCollins 2007. First American edition. All books have white cloth boards with publishers logo blindstamped on the ... View more info

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

By: C. S. Lewis; Illustrator-Pauline Baynes

Price: $6.99

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2010

Seller ID: 012073

ISBN: 0064471047

Condition: New


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Mere Christianity

By: C. S. Lewis; Kathleen Norris [Foreword]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harper San Francisco: 2014

Edition: 71st printing

Seller ID: 023931

ISBN: 0060652926

Condition: New


Mere Christianity is a theological book by C. S. Lewis, adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between 1942 and 1944, while Lewis was at Oxford during World War II. Considered a classic of Christian apologetics, the transcripts of the broadcasts originally appeared in print as three separate pamphlets: The Case for Christianity (1942), Christian Behaviour (1943), and Beyond Personality (1944).[3] Lewis was invited to give the talks by Rev. James Welch, the BBC Dir... View more info