London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good+ condition. Item #019638
Three first edition volumes, uniformly bound in leather, protected in a slipcase. The navy blue leather binding has gilt ruling on the edges of the boards, with raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration on the spines. Marbled endsheets. New endpapers. OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET was published in 1938; [x], 264 pages of text, followed by [iv] pages of publisher's advertisement. The text is moderately foxed and soiled. PERELANDRA was published in 1943; 256 pages. The text is minimally foxed. That Hideous Strength was published in 1945; 476 pages. The final page of text has a tiny crease to the upper corner and the rear endpaper is torn and creased. All three books are first printings of the first British editions.