New York: Macmillan Company, 1943. Early printing. Near fine in a good dust jacket. Bound in red cloth over boards with spine titled in black. Slight rubs to spine corner tips. Jacket has shallow edge chips, a few edge tears, and some faint dampstaining along upper fore edge fold and top edge of front panel. No loss to any jacket text. A very attractive copy of this early printing.
C. S. Lewis's now classic Christian apologetic novel that revolves around temptation and resistance. The title character is a senior demon, and his letters are to a young apprentice demon who is his nephew, Wormwood. Thus mentored by his uncle, it is Wormwood's responsibility to secure the damnation of a man on Earth known as "the Patient." The book is dedicated to Lewis's friend, J. R. R. Tolkien.