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    Complete Set of First Editions of
    The Chronicles of Narnia in Fine Bindings

    C. S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950-1954 [and:] The Bodley Head, 1955-1956. First editions. Complete set of the Narnia novels, comprising The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew and The Last Battle. Seven octavo volumes. Illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes. Five frontispieces, two in color. Four volumes with their original front endpaper illustrated maps bound in following new marbled endpapers. Each book uniformly bound in full red morocco with gilt rules on boards, five raised spine bands with gilt stamped titles and devices in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. All seven volumes housed in a large custom book style box, being half bound in red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, five raised faux spine bands with gilt stamped titles and devices in compartments, the inside is lined in red chamois. Bindings with very light scuffs or small indentations. Pages with occasional foxing and minor soiling. Light edge wear, few small corner bends, paper indentations and creases. Prince Caspian with a faint blue smudge across the upper right corner of its front endpaper map. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper map, small bookseller's numbers on half-title, I6 with tear along the upper edge, not affecting text. The Silver Chair with small bookseller's pencil numbers on half-title. The Horse and His Boy has a repaired semi-circular tear in the upper right corner of its front endpaper map, half-title page with partially erased previous ownership name and date, D2 with lower outer corner clipped, not affecting text. The Last Battle with small blue ink marks on page 9 illustration, and a small pencil mark on the upper margin of page 63. Overall a very good set of the Narnia novels with a beautiful presentation. From the collection of Pat and Michael York.

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