NB The cost of postage will be added to the price listed.

All the following are hardback, first edition but not first impression.

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The Tales of Narnia are amongst the most popular children’s books of all time, and cover the life of Narnia from its creation to the ending of the world (and the beginning of what follows). This is the complete series (“A Horse and His Boy” now sold) which starts with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (the premise for the present Disney major motion picture The Chronicles of Narnia).


All 7 books are hardback 8vo, in good condition, with good quality pictorial dustwrappers designed by Pauline Baynes, all unclipped. Colour frontispieces to the first two books and numerous line drawings in all text, also by Pauline Baynes. All near fine copies, with mild fading to the dustwrapper spine, very occasional spotting/foxing, otherwise very clean and crisp. All are 1st UK edition (but not 1st impression). The first 5 are published by Geoffrey Bles, the last two by The Bodley Head. All have been owned by one person since purchase in late 50s/ early 60s, and have been read twice only. Minor variations noted with each title.



The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: 1962 reprint. Top of dustwrapper very slightly ragged, with tiny tear at rear. Book signed by owner (1963).


Prince Caspian: 1960 reprint, owner’s Ex Libris plate.


The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: 1960 reprint, owner’s Ex Libris plate.


The Silver Chair: 1965 reprint. Small nick on top and damp mark on back of dustwrapper. Signed by owner.


The Horse and His Boy: 1st edition/1st impression 1954. Owner’s Ex Libris plate.

Sold at auction for £800

The Magician’s Nephew: 1963 reprint. Unmarked by owner.


The Last Battle: 1958 reprint. Small tear top of dust-wrapper. Owner’s Ex Libris plate.



A treasured collection carefully looked after by a big fan for 45 years or so.


Phone or E-mail: with order and postal address. Price (inc postage) will be confirmed by return after weighing books. PayPal option - please send email address.

Cheque or money order to: Michael Barry, The Counting House, Dodington, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1LE

Tel: (0044) (0)1278 733100.

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