LEWIS, C.S. (author). Pauline BAYNES (illustrator). The Horse and His Boy. London, Geoffrey Bles. 1961.
8vo.; publisher's dove grey linson boards lettered gilt to spine, double-page pictorial map endpapers at front, plain at rear, as issued, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-199; with frontispiece in half-tones and full-page, and smaller, black-and-white illustrations throughout by Baynes; both externally and internally a very good copy, without ownership inscription, protected by an attractive, unclipped, and lightly browned dustwrapper (10s 6d) with a little diffuse white mark to upper panel, some small closed nicks along top edge, light surface wear to fore-edge fold of upper panel, nicking to tail, and a little chipping to head of spine.
Early edition, fourth printing, of this children's classic, following the first printing of 1954, in the original dustwrapper, printed "Fourth Impression". Issued in the same format as the first edition. This title is commonly regarded as the fifth in C.S. Lewis's famed chronicles of Narnia, following The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair, although a chronological reading of the books would situate The Magician's Nephew as the first.