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Dymer

A neat little discovery was made during my recent visit to the Ed Brown Collection at Taylor University. While looking at a British first edition of C. S. Lewis' epic poem Dymer, I found an envelope inside the front cover. When Professor David Neuhouser of Taylor opened the envelope, we found inside a proof of the design for the spine of this book.

Most likely this proof dates back to the time of publication, 1926, and was perhaps, sent to C. S. Lewis for his approval.


Images Copyright Lancia E. Smith 2012. Click here to view her web site: Lancia Smith

C. S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium

My friend Lancia Smith took some beautiful photographs at the recent C. S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. You can see all of her photos here: Lancia Smith Photography

Here are some of Lancia's photos in which yours truly figured prominently....

Standing outside the Ed Brown Collection at Taylor

Reading the opening lines from the British first edition ofThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Holding a copy of Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald.This copy belonged to C. S. Lewis' friend, Arthur Greeves.It was read by Lewis while sitting naked under a willow treenear Parson's Pleasure, a men only "swimming hole" alongthe Cherwell River in Oxford.


Discussing with David Neuhouser and Devin Brownwhether the book got wet while Lewis was readingat Parson's Pleasure

Closeup of Wilfrid Cumbermede

Arthur Greeves signature inside

With Charlie Starr, author ofLight: C. S. Lewis' First & Final Short Story

Signing copies of my books …

Mentoring

The first of four posts by yours truly is now up on the Next Leadership Blog. Check it out by clicking here: Mentoring.