The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950 Stock Code: 142470
The first Narnia bookFirst edition, first impression, of the first book in the Narnia series.
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay of Lucy and Mr Tumnus walking through the woods set within oval frame to the front board, a further onlay to the back board of all the children tumbling out of the wardrobe, decoration to turn-ins, floral endpapers, gilt edges.
With colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes.
A fine copy.
Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, 90.
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