Lewis, Clive Staples. The Case for Christianity By C. S. Lewis Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Published in England under the title “Broadcast Talks.” New York: The Macmillan Company, 1943. First American edition. [viii; 56 pages] 18.5 cm. Bound in beige cloth with tangerine lettering on the spine. With dust jacket, now soiled with tear to the lower front panel without paper loss, slight paper loss to letter “F” on spine. Pencil annotations to front panel of the dust jacket: “HA-2 = 1300”; “MU-3-63-17 Maurice Gruber”. Dust jacket untrimmed, price of $1.65 present on front fold-over. Browning on the back pastedown. The text is divided into two parts, “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe” (five sections) and “What Christians Believe,” (five sections).
This copy belonged to Herbert Wise, a founder of Random House, and has his cursive ink commentary in the margins on pages 22, 32, 38, 43, 44, 45 and 49. There is a paper defect on pages 8-9 in the gutter, not affecting text or security of the signature.