London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
LEWIS, C. S. (1898-1963). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Story for Children. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. 8°. Half title, coloured frontispiece and illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Original turquoise cloth, dust-jacket (some fading to spine and edges of cloth, short tear to lower wrapper, a few chips). Provenance: "Benedicta with love from Joyce, Christmas 1950" (inscription on front free endpaper). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION.
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