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Monday Nostalgia: Books used to be prettier. 

book-aesthete:

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950.

First American edition, Custom designer leather binding. A fine copy.

Stated “First Printing” of the First American edition of this classic story for children. A custom designed binding, finely bound in full leather by Green Dragon Bindery. With marbled endpapers and portions of the original dust jacket bound in. Pages bright and clean with edges gold gilded. Titles to spine gilt. A beautiful production, with custom illustration engraved in cognac-brown leather, intended to evoke the image of the wardrobe in an early wood cabinet motif - with the witch and lion on the doors. Design plate included.

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