The Last Battle

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Author: C.S. Lewis

Illustrator: Pauline Baynes

LEWIS, C[live] S[taples]. The Last Battle. With illustrations by Pauline Baynes. NY: Macmillan [1956]. 8vo, [vi] 174pp. Light blue cloth pictorially stamped in black. Illustrated in b&w throughout. Light rubbing to spine ends, slight soiling to bottom edge of sheets (contents not affected), else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (a few small clean tears, two tiny chips, and light wear to edges, price-clipped).

First US edition. The conclusion of Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia. A donkey dressed in a lion’s skin is passed off as a fake Aslan, leading to the final battle for the fate of Narnia between the forces of good and evil.