LEWIS, C.S. | The Magician's Nephew, 1955, first edition, dust jacket, signed by Pauline Baynes
The Magician's Nephew. Bodley Head, 1955
8vo, FIRST EDITION, DUST-JACKET, signed by the illustrator Pauline Baynes on front free endpaper, publisher's green cloth lettered in silver on spine, spotting, dust-jacket with browning, creasing to folds and spine, minor chipping to edges
"The Magicians Nephew takes us back to the dawn of Narnian time and the day when the Beasts first talked, which was also the day when people from our world first went to Narnia."
Pauline Baynes provided the illustrations for the cover and interiors of each of the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. She is also known for being the illustrator of choice for J. R. R. Tolkien, who declared that she had "reduced my text to a commentary on her drawings."
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