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The Magician’s Nephew


The Magician’s Nephew

The Bodley Head London 1955

First edition / first impression. Original copy and dust jacket with illustrations by Pauline Baynes.


The Magician’s Nephew is the penultimate book in C.S. Lewis’s celebrated Narnia Chronicles, in which the origins of Narnia are explained, and in which Polly and Digory travel between worlds with the aid of magic rings. The timeless drawings are by Pauline Baynes, J.R.R. Tolkien’s favourite artist, and foremost illustrator both of Middle-earth and Narnia.


Book condition: Bound in its original green cloth covers green cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, profuse line drawings, 183 pages. Approximate size 8 x 5.4 inches (20.3 x 13.8 cm). Book complete and intact. Well-read, with finger-marking, soiling and staining throughout, a few very small paint marks, one short closed tear to gutter, creasing/bumping to three tips, foxing to one spread, one or two spots elsewhere, slight bumping to some edges, creasing to lower margins throughout (handling wear). Endpapers with staining; front free endpaper with a little creasing, name in ink plus trace of old pencilled price (erased). Edges of page block with foxing, a little soiling, a few small paint marks.


Dust jacket condition: Unclipped dust jacket as per images, with foxing plus old tape staining to reverse.












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