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Owen Barfield's copy of Essays Presented to Charles Williams
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I am not associated with the seller, and do not know the provenance of this item, but it looks quite interesting.


Essays Presented to Charles Williams. With a Memoir by C.S. Lewis (Editor). Contributors; Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, A.O. Barfield, Gervase Mathew, and W.H. Lewis. : 1966.

£ 275.00

FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION : 1966

**FREE with this book purchase - Centenary First Day Cover; with 26p Narnia stamp; issued 21.7.98. In FINE state**

[ First printing was 1947].

**OWEN BARFIELD - AUTHORS' COPY**

Essays Presented to Charles Williams. With a Memoir by C.S. Lewis (Editor).

Contributors; Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, A.O. BARFIELD, Gervase Mathew, and W.H. Lewis.

First issued in London: Oxford University Press. (xv), 146 pages. Paperback. Orange pictorial covers. Photograph of Charles Williams as frontispiece. Important collection of essays. Spine slightly faded, with minor wear only. NEAT 'BARFIELD' owner name in blue ink. BOOKPLATE: 'FROM THE LIBRARY OF OWEN BARFIELD ( 1898-1997 )'. A few light pencil markings. **Couple of pieces of newspaper from the 'Detroit Free Press' used as bookmarks.** A tight and clean copy. VERY GOOD. Edited by C.S. Lewis, with preface and an essay 'On Stories'. Hooper C6.

CONTENTS: '.And Telling You A Story' :a Note on The Divine Comedy by Dorothy Sayers, On Fairy-Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien, On Stories by C. S. Lewis, Poetic Diction and Legal Fiction by A. O. Barfield; Marriage and Amour Courtois in Late-Fourteenth-Century England by Gervase Mathew, and The Galleys of France by W. H. Lewis.

Posted on: 2010/1/28 22:31
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Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Yeh, I'd wait for the predictable HC sale. They'll undoubtedly have 30% again at some point, and the Super Deluxe volumes are never excluded. £245 is not bad with zero postage. Number will be pretty high thought I guess...

You could make that spending pot a little bigger if you'd only sell me that 1978 Silmarillion production mock-up you have squirreled away!

BH

Posted on: 2010/1/28 15:01
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Re: Facimile Red Book and more
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I wonder what the Tolkien estate and Harper Collins feel about these facsimiles?

Posted on: 2010/1/28 12:14


Re: Wolvercote Cemetery Lodge
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Estate agent's details can be found here. Note that there is limited planning permission available.

http://www.johndwood.co.uk/property/view/id/7656

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/1/28 10:58


Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Thanks for the advice, both. I'll see what others have to say, of course, but I think I will hold off just for now. It's not as though the money is exactly burning a hole in my pocket!

Of course, if anyone has something else they want to sell for £350, I might just be your man ...

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/1/28 10:57



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