The Two Towers
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353540401828
Seller: patsite
(5374)
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Holbeach, GB
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Ended Jun 29, 2021 7:08:55 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
£72.00
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Buyer: e***i (72)
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Rare First Edition J. R. R. Tolkien Item. "Essays Presented to Charles Williams"Contributors:-Dorothy Sayers.J. R. R. Tolkien. C. S. Lewis. A. O. Barfield.Gervase Mathew.W. H. Lewis. With a Memoir by C. S. Lewis Published By Oxford University Press in 1947 Rare first edition hardback with dust wrapper.The book is bound in blue cloth with the titles in gilt on the spine. It measures 8¾" x 5¾" and has xiv + [1] + 145 pages. Contents:Preface, by C. S. Lewis 1.'... And Telling you a Story': a Note on The Divine Comedy, by Dorothy Sayers 2. On Fairy-Stories, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3. On Stories, by C. S. Lewis 4. Poetic Diction and Legal Fiction, by A. O. Barfield 5. Marriage and Amour Courtois in Late-Fourteenth-Century England, by Gervase Mathew 6. The Galleys of France, by W. H. Lewis. The contents are very clean with light foxing only to the top margins of 18 leaves (pages 74 to 108).Small inscription on the front free endpaper.Small indent in the front pastedown.(See Photographs) Some feint blemishes are visible on the front board and the top corners are slightly bumped. The wrapper is poor with conservation repairs and loss. It is now protected by a removeable sleeve (See Photographs) Apart from the wrapper a very nice, clean, sound book. This collection of literary essays was published by some of Charles Williams' friends to commemorate his passing in 1945.Literary historians and fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis will note that all of these contributors except one were members of the Inklings. The exception, Dorothy Sayers, was furthermore acquainted with the Inklings, and a close friend of not only Williams, but also C.S. Lewis. For collectors of Modern First Editions, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, C.S. Lewis, A.O. Barfield, Gervase Mathew, W.H. Lewis and Rare Tolkien Items.
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