LEWIS (C.S.) Autograph letter signed ("C.S. Lewis"), to Mrs J. Hales of Thursday Island, Torres Strait, discussing Christ's washing of feet and of Peter's in particular, The Kilns, Oxford, 13 February 1962

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LEWIS (C.S.)
Autograph letter signed ("C.S. Lewis"), to Mrs J. Hales of Thursday Island, Torres Strait, discussing Christ's washing of feet and of Peter's in particular, ending "Yes, I was thinking of this passage at the thawing of G. Rumblebuffin. Thanks for all the kind things you say about the Narnia books", The Kilns, Oxford, 13 February 1962

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,692) inc. premium
LEWIS (C.S.)
Autograph letter signed ("C.S. Lewis"), to Mrs J. Hales of Thursday Island, Torres Strait, discussing Christ's washing of feet and of Peter's in particular and expanding on the symbolic meaning of feet and their cleansing with regard to right conduct ("...Feet, or the act of walking are there constantly a symbol of conduct in general – 'walking with God' [therefore] 'guide my feet in the right way'. I have always thought the words to Peter (if the feet are washed, the whole man is clean) meant that if the will, the faculty of conduct, is cleansed, all else will come right..."); and ending: "Yes, I was thinking of this passage at the thawing of G. Rumblebuffin. Thanks for all the kind things you say about the Narnia books"; autograph envelope, stamped and postmarked as having been received 30 March 1962, 2 pages, tape-stain at envelope flap, 8vo, The Kilns, Oxford, 13 February 1962

Footnotes

  • 'ALL THE KIND THINGS YOU SAY ABOUT THE NARNIA BOOKS' – Lewis discusses the significance of Christ's washing of Peter's feet, which he acknowledges that he had in mind when writing about the thawing of Giant Rumblebuffin (who, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is brought to life again, having been turned to stone by the White Witch, when Aslan breathes on his feet).
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