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    C.S. Lewis Ransom Trilogy. The books comprising the space trilogy that Lewis referred to as an adult's fairy tale are rare enough to find individually but to find all three together in exceptional condition and in their issued dust jackets must be considered a singular opportunity. Though perhaps not as well known to the reading public as The Chronicles of Narnia,27 none-the-less Lewis uses similar theological and philosophical beliefs to create an allegorical statement of good vs. evil. This remarkable set of books is offered in a beautiful custom quarter leather clam shell case with gilt titles and decoration, marble boards, and includes:
    Out of the Silent Planet. (London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1938), first edition, 264 pages, jacket art by Harold Jones, maroon cloth with gilt titles, 12mo (5.5" x 7.5"), light foxing throughout, slightest cock to spine, dust jacket nicked at the corners, else very good.
    Perelandra. (London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1943), first edition, 256 pages, blue cloth with gilt titles, 12mo (5.25" x 7.5"), light foxing to page edges, upper corners lightly bumped, light shelf wear to edges of cloth, internal contents sound and tight, dust jacket worn at edges, repaired fold on front jacket but with no loss, very good condition.
    That Hideous Strength. (London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1945), first edition, 476 pages, navy cloth with gilt titles, 12mo (5.25" x 7.5"), lightly bumped and worn corners, the lightest shelf wear to the edge of the boards, spine ever-so-slightly cocked, dust jacket worn at the corners, very good condition. From the Ventura Collection.

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