All Hallows' Eve.
WILLIAMS Charles (1948.)
£650.00 [First Edition]
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First American edition, with an introduction by T.S. Eliot not present in the first edition of 1945. 8vo., original black cloth, dust jacket. New York, Pellegrini & Cudahy.
A fine association linking three of the founder members of the Inklings, an informal literary discussion group with an emphasis on the primacy of narrative, and the encouragement of fantasy in literature. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' was first read out aloud at a meeting of the group. With a non-authorial inscription on the endpaper. "For W.H. Lewis as from Charles. 10.xi.48." The recipient was C.S. Lewis's brother Warren, with whom he shared a house in Kidlington, Oxford. Warren was a founder member of the Inklings as well, and acted as secretary to C.S. A very good copy, one stain to the upper cover, dust jacket lightly foxed and the spine slightly faded.
Stock Code: 133526