London, Geoffrey Bles, Bodley Head, 1950-1956. [Children's fantasy series] ALL FIRST EDITIONS, ASSOCIATION COPIES. Seven volumes, octavo (21 x 15 x 16cm). With illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's coloured cloths lettered in silver to spine, last three titles in dust-jackets. A used set, the first four without jackets and subsequently sunned to spines, some discolour to cloth, the odd nick or frayed joint, fifth volume with worn jacket showing spine loss, last two jackets very good. Each volume with the ownership signature of Jessie M. Watt. The final book is a PRESENTATION COPY with printed note affixed "With The Author's Compliments". The recipient Jessie M. Watt was a friend of the author; an example of their correspondence appears in Collected Letters [vol 3]. A significant set. Upon publication of the final instalment 'The Last Battle', author C.S. Lewis was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Item #55811
Connolly; Children's Modern Firsts [p182]. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels, also The Times' NovelList Top 60 Poll .
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