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We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. We have all seen this when doing arithmetic. When I have started a sum the wrong way, the sooner I admit this and go back and start again, the faster I shall get on. There is nothing progressive about being pig headed and refusing to admit a mistake.
C.S Lewis, Mere Christianity (via sothisisthehobbit)
awgusteen said: It could be a first American edition, minus the dust jacket
Hmm maybe, but I haven’t seen anything else like it. The first first edition looks like this without a dust jacket:
The following is the closest one I can find in appearance online; it’s exactly like mine in that the copyright pages just says “1950” and the cover format is the same, it’s just a different color:
Some help please? I found this copy of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at Half Price Books, and I’ve never seen this edition before. I don’t think it’s first edition… Is it? It says “1950” as the copyright date, but there is no printing date or edition number anywhere on the cover. The pictures I posted contain the only information in the book regarding it’s publisher and dating. A google search brought up people asking the same question, except their copies seem to be blue and yellow instead of blue and green. Any thoughts?