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The Screwtape Letters

By Lewis, C S


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The Screwtape Letters is a work of Christian apologetics by C. S. Lewis, first published in book form in 1942. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood, so as to advise him on methods of securing the damnation of an earthly man, known only as "the Patient. " Screwtape (along with his trusted scribe Toadpipe) holds an administrative post in the bureaucracy ("Lowerarchy") of Hell, and acts more as a mentor than a supervisor to Wormwood, the inexperienced tempter; almost every letter ends with the signature, "Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape. " In the body of the thirty-one letters which make up the book, Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and promoting sin in his Patient, interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine. In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis provides a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in living out Christian faith by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, as seen from the demon/devil's viewpoint. Wormwood and Screwtape live in a peculiarly morally reversed world, where individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon is capable of comprehending or acknowledging true human virtue when he sees it. Versions of the letters were originally published in The Guardian, and the standard edition contains an introduction explaining how the author chose to write his story. While The Screwtape Letters is one of Lewis' most popular works, Lewis claimed that the book was "not fun" to write, and he "resolved never to write another 'Letter'. " (See his Preface to Screwtape Proposes a Toast. ) However, in 1959 he wrote an addendum, Screwtape Proposes a Toast, which takes the form not of a letter but rather an after-dinner speech given by Screwtape at the Tempters' Training College for young demons. It first appeared as an article in the Saturday Evening Post. The Screwtape Letters, along with Screwtape Proposes a Toast, has also been released on both audiocassette and CD narrated by John Cleese of Monty Python and Joss Ackland.

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The Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples

London: Geoffrey Bles, ( 1942). First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Duodecimo, 160 pages, black cloth, paper label on spine; inked name on endpaper. Uncommonly fresh copy, with price intact: bit of a smudge to lower right of dj, with a small paper repair to rear panel of dj This is a modern classic of happy but biting satire of modern Christian life. Screwtape is a senior demon who, through his letters, mentors his nephew and trainee, Wormwood, in the fine arts of corrupting his assignee ( i.e. undermining his faith and promoting sinfulness). [ Hooper 9; Bleiler2, p.123]. A scarce work published at London during The Blitz era of World War II.

  • Published: ( 1942)
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Thomas J. Joyce And Company
$3,750.00

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

LEWIS. C. S.;

Geoffrey Bles. London.,1942. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). A very fine bright copy in fine leather binding by The chelsea Bindery of full black morocco. Spine lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders on inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy in a fine, yet subtle, binding.:

Sold by: Paul Foster Books
$2,469.30


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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

LEWIS C S

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1942. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Original black cloth with spine title label ruled green and lettered black. A VG (or slightly better) copy with a former owner’s initials on the front free end-paper. The D/W has shallow loss at the spine tips (not affecting any lettering) and minor wear to the top and bottom edges and a closed tear to the bottom left hand corner of the back panel.. The spine of the D/W is lightly browned (rather less than usually found). A nice example of a book seldom found in really collectable condition due to its fragility. The D/W is price-clipped

  • Published: 1942
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.
$1,473.35

The Screwtape Letters

LEWIS, C.S

London, Geoffrey Bles. 1942., 1942. FIRST EDITION.8vo., pp. 160. Finely bound in recent full black morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt ruled border to boards, marbled end-papers. A Fine copy of a hellishly scarce title.. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [160].

  • Published: 1942
Sold by: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
$987.72

The Screwtape Letters (Association Copy)

C. S. Lewis

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. This copy contains the bookplate of Eleanore M. Jewett, the author of Newbery-award-winning "The Hidden Treasure of Glaston." A tight, neat copy with no writing. Light foxing to endleaves. The dust jacket is price clipped and edgeworn, with archival tape reinforcement at two folds. The back flap is separated but heldnicely by the mylar. This book, dedicated to J. R. R. Tolkien, was one of those thatthrust Lewis into the limelight in the mid twentieth century. Full refund if not satisfied.

  • Published: 1943
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Shelley and Son Books
$750.00

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

Lewis, C.S

Very rare first edition/first impression of this Lewis classic. The black boards are unfaded with light rubbing along folds and spine ends. The label has darkened slightly but is complete and well affixed. The book is very clean internally with clean pages. The facsimile jacket was professionally made from a correct first edition and is now in a new protective sleeve. This is a handsome first edition and a good alterative to a first in original jacket. Either is very scarce.

  • Published: 1942
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First UK edition
Sold by: Santa Cruz Books
$650.00

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

Lewis, C.S

Scarce second impression printed one month after the first. This book is in very nice condition. The boards are unfaded and the label is not only well affixed but clean and bright white. While the book that is seldom found in this condition, often there are no jackets due to inferior wartime quality paper. This jacket is unclipped and is very clean with only minor issues: darkening of spine and some minor loss at spine ends. There is only one closed tear on the front panel. It is now in a new brodart protective sleeve and a handsome volume. There is an interesting notation in pencil on the rear jacket flap referencing WW2: "No new news - Japanese pressing on - Australians bombing Japanese in New Guinea - Budget coming on".

  • Published: 1942
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: Santa Cruz Books
$650.00

The Screwtape Letters,

Lewis, C.S

Geoffrey Bles, , 1st edn. 1942. . Very slight rubbing/wear to spine ends, o/w a very sound, clean and tidy copy of this scarce edition, /no d/w. . This copy has the bookplate of Sir Thomas Stafford Bazley, BT. . Hb orig. black cloth with paper label to spine, 128 x 169mm,

  • Published: 1st edn. 1942.
  • Condition: Very slight rubbing/wear to spine ends, o/w a very sound, clean and tidy copy of this scarce edition,
Sold by: Aviabooks
$567.94

The Screwtape Letters (First American Edition)

C. S. Lewis

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Good. This book, dedicated to J. R. R. Tolkien, was one of those that thrust Lewis into the limelight in the mid twentieth century. This copy has bright, crisp pages with minimal underlining in light pencil. Front flyleaf contains previous owner's ink name, has light smudge and faint crease at corner. Binding is tight and neat. Original dust jacket is edgeworn with a stain at front lower corner. Large open tear at lower half of spine. Dust jacket is now protected by clear mylar. Full refund if not satisfied.

  • Published: 1943
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Shelley and Son Books
$550.00

The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C.S

New York: Macmillan, 1943. A Good copy in red cloth, in a price-clipped Fair dust jacket with tanning and tears at the spine, a chip at the top edge of the rear panel, and soiling and a stray ink-mark to the front panel. The book has tanning at the outer edges and endpapers, and an April 1943 owner's name in pencil. One page (74) has a small margin soil spot. The binding is sound and the text is clean. . First U.S. Edition (first printing). Cloth. Good/Fair.

  • Published: 1943
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First U.S. Edition (first printing)
Sold by: Row by Row Bookshop
$475.00

The Screwtape Letters (LITERATURE, RELIGION)

Lewis, C. S

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Harper San Francisco. New. 2001. Paperback. 0060652934 . FLAWLESS COPY, AVOID WEEKS OF DELAY ELSEWHERE. -- clean and crisp, tight and bright pages, with no writing or markings to the text. .

Sold by: Almond Branch Books
$409.79

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

C. S. Lewis

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases to pages. Would appear to be first printing of first edition - no other printings indicated. Red cloth-covered boards with title/author in black on spine. Some wear to ends of spine and corners of boards. Some very light spot staining and surface wear on boards. Binding is tight. Some spots on endpapers. Sections lightly marked in pencil . Name/date on FFEP in pencil. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 160 pp.

  • Published: 1943
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Bibliodditiques
$375.00

The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C.S

London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd., 1943. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. NO. Copyright 1943. First British Edition, Stated Fourteenth Printing Thus, Reprinted September, 1944. Published by Geoffrey Bles Ltd: The Centenary Press, London.Copyright page states" : "Reprinted with some alterations by kind permission of "The Guardian." Printed in Great Britain by Unwin Brothers Limited. Woking. USED. NOT AN EXLIB. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET, PROTECTED IN A MYLAR WRAP. Original price 5s. net. Crisp, clean black cloth boards with white paper pastedown title label on spine. Hinges are intact, pages are clean and bright. 160 pages. Former owner name is written on the front free endpaper. Dark blue dust jacket. This item presents well, Appearing nearly as new. RARE IN A NICE DUST JACKET. Will ship from United States.

  • Published: 1943
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: VerdeBooks
$350.00

Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C.S

Published just one month after first printing, this book in very good condition with no names or markings. Black boards clean with light creasing to endpapers. The paper label on spine is clean and well affixed. The elusive jacket is unclipped and complete with light soiling to the cream fragile war time quality paper.

  • Published: March 1942
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First UK edition/3rd Impression
Sold by: Santa Cruz Books
$325.00

Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C.S

Printed in March 1942, just one month after the first. This highly collectible book is in lovely condition with unfaded black boards and a label is well affixed,clean, and bright white. There is only one name and date in book which is free of markings to text or foxing. The elusive jacket is in very good condition; it is unclipped with only light soiling and darkening of spine. A jacket of this quality is rare due to the wartime quality of paper. It is now in a new brodart protective sleeve and a handsome volume.

  • Published: 1942
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First UK edition/early reprint
Sold by: Santa Cruz Books
$300.00

The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C.S

First published 1942 (February),this is 8th Impression (August 1942)Lovely early reprint published just 6 months after first printing. The black boards are clean and unfaded with no wear.The label is fully attached, bright white and clean. On the ffep is the previous owner's name and date. There is no odor to book nor any markings to text.The jacket is also in very good condition and is free of tears or chipping The spine has darkened slightly and there is even soiling to the white paper. For age and the inferior wartime quality paper, this is a remarkably well preserved book that would be a lovely addition to your Lewis library. photos available on request.

  • Published: 1942
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First UK edition
Sold by: Santa Cruz Books
$275.00

The Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis

Barbour Publishing, Incorporated, 1991-11-01. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$263.90

The Screwtape Letters: Also Includes "Screwtape Proposes a Toast

Lewis, C. S

Broadman & Holman Publishers. New. 2000. Paperback. 0805420401 . Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened -- 128 pages. .

Sold by: Almond Branch Books
$261.54

Screwtape Letters

C.S. Lewis

Whitaker House. Paperback. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$238.64