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first edition narnia series

Postby linslorr » 31 May 2007, 21:04

Hi,

I dont know if anyone will be able to help me with this, but i thought i'd give it a try. I am looking for copies of the Chronicles of Narnia series when it was first published from 1950-1956. I've already tried EBAY, but found nothing there. Also, I am looking for the first edition put out by Macmillan publishers. If anyone knows of any good websites, where I can look for these, please let me know...Id greatly appreciate it. thanks :grin:



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Postby Sven » 31 May 2007, 21:12

Welcome, Linslorr!

Probably the most reliable place online would be American Booksellers Exchange (ABE).
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Postby linslorr » 31 May 2007, 21:44

<center>thank you sven!
i checked it out...and sure enough there was one on there... but unfortunately i didn't realize itd be selling for $30k. i found another one for $14k...but still out of my price range.

one more question...
awhile back i came across a drawing where reepicheep and lucy were in a boat that was sailing through lilly pads from the vdt. i can't seem to find that picture anywhere anymore. i found one of just reep, but cant find the one w. lucy in it. have you seen that picture anywhere?
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Postby Sven » 31 May 2007, 22:25

I think I know the one you mean, Linslorr. There is a Baynes illustration in the last chapter of VDT that shows Reepicheep, Lucy, Eustace, and Edmund riding in the coracle away from the ship. I don't know of anywhere online you might find it.
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Postby john » 31 May 2007, 22:28

linslorr wrote:one more question...
awhile back i came across a drawing where reepicheep and lucy were in a boat that was sailing through lilly pads from the vdt. i can't seem to find that picture anywhere anymore. i found one of just reep, but cant find the one w. lucy in it. have you seen that picture anywhere?


I know one of with Eustace, Lucy Edmund and Reepicheep...but not one of just Lucy and Reep. It's in the book itself.

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EDIT: Awwww...Sven beat me to it. :shocked:
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Postby john » 31 May 2007, 22:32

Here's somebody else's interpretation of the same scene:

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Postby Sven » 31 May 2007, 22:34

I'm getting an Angelfire bandwidth protection image, John.

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Let me try it this way, via imgred:

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Postby john » 31 May 2007, 22:43

Sven wrote:Let me try it this way, via imgred:


Now, why didn't I think of that?? :thinking:
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Postby linslorr » 01 Jun 2007, 00:46

amazing!! i believe that is it!!!
thank you so much. :)
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Postby carol » 01 Jun 2007, 06:54

Sven wrote:I think I know the one you mean, Linslorr. There is a Baynes illustration in the last chapter of VDT that shows Reepicheep, Lucy, Eustace, and Edmund riding in the coracle away from the ship. I don't know of anywhere online you might find it.


The only person who travels in the coracle is Reepicheep. The others are only in the dinghy/rowboat. The coracle travels with them, along with Reep, until they reach the place where he leaves them.
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Postby Solomons Song » 02 Jun 2007, 18:03

carol wrote:
Sven wrote:I think I know the one you mean, Linslorr. There is a Baynes illustration in the last chapter of VDT that shows Reepicheep, Lucy, Eustace, and Edmund riding in the coracle away from the ship. I don't know of anywhere online you might find it.


The only person who travels in the coracle is Reepicheep. The others are only in the dinghy/rowboat. The coracle travels with them, along with Reep, until they reach the place where he leaves them.


Yeah, that is why that artist put the lion head on the boat. It was one of the Dawn Treader's away boats.
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Postby carol » 02 Jun 2007, 20:37

It's just that Sven (!of all people) said they were all in the coracle. I know a little bit about coracles, and how small they are.

I find that illustration a bit surprising, with the children looking remarkably mature for the ages they are meant to be (Edmund 12, Eustace 9, Lucy 10). It reminds me of when I read the Famous Five books as a young reader and thought the pictures of the lanky children looked like adults!
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Postby Guest » 04 Jun 2007, 16:15

And when the Pevensies were hanging out in Lucy's room at Eustace's house, do you think Edmund and Eustace were wearing neckties?
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Postby carol » 04 Jun 2007, 20:32

They look like boys of 16 in high school uniforms, OR young city workers with fresh new degrees in management and finance!

Who is this illustrator? I will avoid his work.
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