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Lewis, C. S.

C.S.Lewis was a British author, literary critic and Christian scholar, whose children’s fables The Chronicles of Narnia set the boundary for contemporary Young Adult and Children’s fantasy. His fiction is uniquely placed in literary history as still harking back to earlier moments of fabulation and daring adventures, whilst setting a more adult tone and moral questioning which grows in strength towards the end of the Chronicles. He is still widely regarded as one of the most successful Children’s authors of his time, an accolade which is only recently being challenged by none other than JK Rowling.

However, with a career that was very similar (in retrospect) to JRR Tolkien’s, Lewis can be said to have two parts to his publishing catalog. One is his wildly successful Narnia stories; the other are the more academic and personal works on the nature of Christianity, belief and the problems of faith. Unlike Tolkien however, the prestige of his fictional career has not lent itself to his other, more academic career, and as such many of his limited edition academic works can be brought without considerable expense on the part of the collector.

If you are looking to value your Lewis works, or are looking to start a Lewis collection, it is important to ascertain your editions. The first editions of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Voyage of the Dawn-Treader and The Last Battle are all highly sought after by collectors, and can fetch for anything from $2-4 000 at auction.

These editions were first published in their original hardback printing with largely white dust jackets, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. They were all published by London house GeoffryBles in 1950. On the whole, the first editions are valuable in themselves of Lewis’s fiction works, but having a first edition with an intact as possible dust-jacket makes these volumes even more so.

Lewis, C. S. Dymer. E. P. Dutton & Co, New York (1926).

Lewis, C. S. The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity Reason and Romanticism. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd (1933).

Lewis, C. S. Pilgrims Regress. Sheed and Ward, New York (1935).

Lewis, C. S. Allegory of Love a Study in Medieval Tradition. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, London (1936).

Lewis, C. S. Out of the Silent Planet. Bodley Head, London (1938).

Lewis, C. S. Space Trilogy/Cosmic Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength. John Lane, London (1938).

Lewis, C. S. Essays Presented to Charles Williams. Oxford, London (1939).

Lewis, C. S. Rehabilitations & Other Essays. Oxford University Press, London (1939).

Lewis, C. S. The Personal Heresy: A Controversy. Oxford University Press, London (1939).

Lewis, C. S. The Problem of Pain. Centenary Press, London (1940).

Lewis, C. S. The Screwtape Letters. Geoffrey Bles, London (1942).

Lewis, C. S. Christian Behaviour. Macmillan, New York (1943).

Lewis, C. S. Out of the Silent Planet. Macmillan, New York (1943).

Lewis, C. S. Perelandra. John Lane - The Bodley Head, London (1943).

Lewis, C. S. Space Trilogy:Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. Macmillan, New York (1943).

Lewis, C. S. The Screwtape Letters. Macmillan, New York (1943).

Lewis, C. S. Perelandra. Macmillan, New York (1944).

Lewis, C. S. That Hideous Strength. John Lane The Bodley Head, London (1945).

Lewis, C. S. The Great Divorce. Geoffrey Bles, London (1945).

Lewis, C. S. That Hideous Strength. Macmillan, New York (1946).

Lewis, C. S. Essays Presented to Charles Williams. Oxford University Press, London (1947).

Lewis, C. S. Arthurian Torso Containing the Posthumous Fragment of The Figure of Arthur,. Oxford University Press, London (1948).

Lewis, C. S. The Trouble With X. The Church Literature Association, London (1948).

Lewis, C. S. Weight of Glory and Other Addresses. Macmillan Company, New York (1949).

Lewis, C. S. Dymer. Macmillan, New York (1950).

Lewis, C. S. Miserable Offenders An Interpretation of Prayer Book Language. The Advent Press, Boston (1950).

Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia. Geoffrey Bles and The Bodley Head, London (1950).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe. Geoffrey Bles, London (1950).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. MacMillan, New York (1950).

Lewis, C. S. Prince Caspian The Return to Narnia. Geoffrey Bles, London (1951).

Lewis, C. S. Prince Caspian The Return to Narnia. Macmillan, New York (1951).

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. Macmillan, New York (1952).

Lewis, C. S. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Geoffrey Bles, London (1952).

Lewis, C. S. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Macmillan, New York (1952).

Lewis, C. S. The Silver Chair. Geoffrey Bles, London (1953).

Lewis, C. S. The Silver Chair. Macmillan, New York (1953).

Lewis, C. S. English Literature in the Sixteenth Century.. Oxford University Press, New York (1954).

Lewis, C. S. English Literature in the Sixteenth Century.. Oxford University Press, London (1954).

Lewis, C. S. The Horse and His Boy. Geoffrey Bles, London (1954).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Geoffrey Bles, London (1954).

Lewis, C. S. The Magician's Nephew. Macmillan, New York (1955).

Lewis, C. S. The Magician's Nephew. The Bodley Head, London (1955).

Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle. The Bodley Head, London (1956).

Lewis, C. S. The Horse And His Boy. Geoffrey Bles, London (1956).

Lewis, C. S. The Last Battle. Bodley Head, London (1956).

Lewis, C. S. The Last Battle. MacMillan, New York (1956).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Geoffrey Bles, London (1956).

Lewis, C. S. The Silver Chair. Geoffrey Bles, London (1956).

Lewis, C. S. Till We Have Faces. Geoffrey Bles, London (1956).

Lewis, C. S. Till We Have Faces. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York (1957).

Lewis, C. S. The Horse and His Boy. Geoffrey Bles, London (1959).

Lewis, C. S. The Silver Chair. Geoffrey Bles, London (1959).

Lewis, C. S. The Magician's Nephew. Bodley Head, London (1960).

Lewis, C. S. A Grief Observed. Faber and Faber, London (1961).

Lewis, C. S. The Last Battle. Bodley Head, London (1961).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe : A Story for Children. Geoffrey Bles, London (1962).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Geoffrey Bles, London (1964).

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Geoffrey Bles, London (1969).

Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia. Folio Society, London (1996).