New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. First US edition, duodecimo size, 67 pp. Near fine / very good. Item #19060112
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), best known for his fantasy series "The Chronicles of Narnia" and his nonfiction Christian apologetic works, gave a series of lectures at King's College at Newcastle University which was published as this book. In this volume, Lewis argues for the use of science in education while at the same time criticising science's tendency to "debunk" certain values and natural law, a fascinating look at how science and faith can intertwine.
This volume is the first printing of the first American edition, published in 1947.
___DESCRIPTION: Full navy cloth, white lettering on the spine; duodecimo size (7.5" by 5"), pagination: [i-vi] 1-61. In a blue and white paper dust jacket with white and blue lettering on the front panel, blue lettering on the spine, a list of other books by Lewis on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and author bio on the rear flap.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, and the interior is clean and bright; some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, edges of the boards, and corners, very light foxing to the free endpapers, and slight evidence of erasure to the top of the front free endpaper. The dust jacket is very good, price-clipped, with overall light soiling and edge wear, some small chips to the corners and small loss to the head of the spine, but no loss of text.
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