Item #2817 Autograph Letter Signed [ALS]. C. S. LEWIS, CLIVE STAPLES.
Autograph Letter Signed [ALS]
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LEWIS, C.S. [CLIVE STAPLES].

Autograph Letter Signed [ALS]

WONDERFUL C.S. LEWIS LETTER RESPONDING TO A YOUNG FAN ABOUT THE NARNIA SERIES.

Dated October 26, 1955, and written on Lewis’s Magdalene College stationery, the letter reads in full:

Dear ––

Thank you for your nice letter. I am so glad you like the books. There will be one more, and that will be the last. Seven is a good number. The The M’s Nephew of course ought to have come first, but one doesn’t always write things in the proper order.

With Love
Yours
[signed]C.S. Lewis

This letter was acquired directly from the original recipient, who provided the background story:

“This is why C.S. Lewis wrote to me: One day, when I was a child, I wrote a letter to him (on my clown stationary), because I loved his books and was hoping he’d write another one. Being 10, I told him what I hoped he would include in his next book, and also informed him that his 6th book in the Narnia series should have come first.  I’ve treasured that letter all my life.  He was nice enough to take the time to write back to me in such a kind way.”

Note: As the letter indicates, The Magician’s Nephew, published on May 2, 1955, was the sixth book in the series (as published) but the first chronologically in terms of the world of Narnia.

Autograph Letter Signed [ALS]. 5x8 in (128x204 mm). On Lewis’s Magdalene College, Cambridge stationery. With original mailing envelope. Housed in custom presentation folder. Center mailing fold, otherwise fine.

Price: $7,800 .

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