"And may I ask, oh, Lucy Daughter of Eve," said Mr. Tumnus, "how you have come into Narnia?"
"Narnia? What's that?" said Lucy.
"This is the land of Narnia," said the Faun, "where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea. And you-- you have come from the wild woods of the west?"
"I-- I got in through the wardrobe in the spare room," said Lucy.
FIRST EDITION in ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of the first book of Lewis's celebrated Narnia Chronicles. With colored frontispiece and illustrations throughout.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book with fading to spine with ghost imprint from dust jacket (as always - a feature of this dust jacket/cloth combination) and edges, rare dust jacket in outstanding condition, extremely clean and bright with only usual toning to spine illustration, small chip at top of spine, and internal tape reinforcement to spine ends. One of the nicest copies we’ve seen, particularly rare without any color restoration.
Price: $16,000 .