“The Horse and His Boy”

Collection ID

PBK.002332

Type

Printed Book

Date

1954

Geography

London (England)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8 × 5.7 × 1.1 in. (20.4 × 14.5 × 2.8 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


Written by C. S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy was completed in July 1950 but not published until 1954. While it was the fifth published novel in The Chronicles of Narnia series, recent editions of the series, set in chronological order, place The Horse and His Boy as volume three. Set during the reign of the Pevensies in Narnia, the story follows a young boy named Shasta and his talking horse, Bree. To escape slavery, both Shasta and Bree flee to Narnia. Lewis intended his books to teach children about the Christian faith by creating an imaginary world where characters embodied biblical themes. This copy is a first edition, first impression, with an uncolored frontispiece.

Printed in 1954 by Geoffrey Bles, London. Acquired by Dr. Edwin Brown (1926–2015); Purchased after 2013 by Andrew Stimer, Camarillo, California;[1] Privately purchased in 2014 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2015 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry), under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Information from Stimer states that he purchased this work from Dr. Edwin Brown, an avid reader and collector of Lewis’s works. Brown sold the majority of his collection to a library in 2013, and Stimer purchased the remaining Lewis material afterward.

description

Written by C. S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy was completed in July 1950 but not published until 1954. While it was the fifth published novel in The Chronicles of Narnia series, recent editions of the series, set in chronological order, place The Horse and His Boy as volume three. Set during the reign of the Pevensies in Narnia, the story follows a young boy named Shasta and his talking horse, Bree. To escape slavery, both Shasta and Bree flee to Narnia. Lewis intended his books to teach children about the Christian faith by creating an imaginary world where characters embodied biblical themes. This copy is a first edition, first impression, with an uncolored frontispiece.


provenance

Printed in 1954 by Geoffrey Bles, London. Acquired by Dr. Edwin Brown (1926–2015); Purchased after 2013 by Andrew Stimer, Camarillo, California;[1] Privately purchased in 2014 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2015 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry), under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Information from Stimer states that he purchased this work from Dr. Edwin Brown, an avid reader and collector of Lewis’s works. Brown sold the majority of his collection to a library in 2013, and Stimer purchased the remaining Lewis material afterward.


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