Signed By Legendary Artist Pauline Baynes
Macmillan, 1961. FIRST U.S. EDITION, third print stated. Very good condition, tightly bound, light creasing, one or two nicks,. former owners name on endpage. Very scarce original dust jacket, unclipped and unpriced in protective mylar sleeve, chips on spine, creases, tears, etc, looks great though in the plastic sleeve. The fifth of seven books published in Lewis' series “The Chronicles of Narnia,” the books in this series are sometimes ordered chronologically in relation to the events in the books as opposed to the dates of their original publication. In this alternate ordering, The Horse and His Boy is the third book, being a midquel of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Although it was published after The Silver Chair (due to Lewis not wanting to break up the Caspian triad), it was written before it, so in written order it is fourth. The story is also referred to as a story-within-a-story in the fourth published book, The Silver Chair. The Horse and His Boy is the only Narnia book which does not feature children from our world as the story's main characters, although the adult Queen Lucy, Queen Susan, and King Edmund (all of whom first appear in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) do appear in the book, and the dynamics of the story develop from Susan's interactions. Peter, the High King, does not appear in the book but is mentioned. (Wikipedia) A handsomely bound copy in finely woven salmon colored cloth with the front boards and spine stamped in brown., Illustrated throughout by the all-time Tolkien favorite Pauline Baynes. Rare early printing of this all-time classic, signed in person (for London animal shelter charity event) by legendary fantasy artist Pauline Baynes directly on title page makes it exceptionally so. 191 pages.