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The Allegory of Love (AL)

A Study in Medieval Tradition

The Allegory of Love is an influential exploration of the allegorical treatment of love in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, which was released on May 21, 1936. Two settings of the work currently exist, identical except for corrections.

SETTING 1

O1

Oxford University Press (21 May 1936)
Printing: Humphrey Milford of the Clarendon Press

Navy blue hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket: Unknown

Printing History:
[Unknown]

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AL1-O1-1-36-Cover

SETTING 2

Setting 2 is identical to Setting 1 except for corrections.

O2a1

Oxford University Press (1938)
Printing: Geoffrey Cumberlege

Dark Blue Hardback with gold title/author on spine (identical to O1)
Jacket: Blue title over blue author with blue diamond matrix in center on tan cover
378 pages

Printing History:
1. 1938 for 15s.
2. 1943
3. 1946
4. 1948
5. 1951

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AL2-O2a1-5-51-Jacket Front

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AL2-O2a1-5-51-Cover

O2a2

Oxford University Press (1953)
Printing: Geoffrey Cumberlege
Dark Blue Hardback with gold title/author on spine (identical to O1)
Jacket: Blue title over blue author with blue brocade frame on tan cover
378 pages

Printing History: [continued from O2a1]
6. 1953
7. 1959
8. 1967

AL2-O2a2-6-53-Jacket Front

AL2-O2a2-6-53-Jacket Front

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AL2-O2a1-5-51-Cover

O2b

A Galaxy Book of Oxford University Press (1958) [1]
Printing: New York

Paperback by Harry Matetsky: Black author on white field over white title on orange field
378 pages

[1] Hooper’s Companion lists this edition released on 18 February 1960 [802], but see Wade 9298.

Printing History:
1. 1958 for $2.25
2. 1959 for $2.25
6. 1963 for $2.25
7. 1964
1968 for $2.25 (17s.)
1972
1975
At least 20 printings

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AL2-O2b-06-63-Cover.

O2c

Oxford University Press (10 November 1977)
Printing: The Guernsey Press Co. Ltd.

Paperback. White Author & tan title on brown field, features b/w illumination from Roman de la Rose.
ISBN: 0-19-281220-3
378 pages

Printing History:
1. 1977
2. 1979
3. 1985
4. 1986
5. 1990
6. 1992 for £7.99

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AL2-O2c-7-92-Cover

O2d

Oxford University Press (1988)
Printing: [Unknown]

Paperback. Red author & title on yellow field, featuring color illumination from Roman de la Rose
ISBN: 978-0192812209
378 pages

Printing History:
[Unknown]

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AL2-O2d-x-x-Cover

SETTING 3

C1

Cambridge University Press (November 5, 2013)
Printing: CPI Group Litd, Croydon

Canto Classics Series
Paperback: White rose over white author, grey title on brown cover
ISBN-10: 1107659434
ISBN-13: 978-1107659438
Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.5 inches
489 pages

Printing History:
[Unknown]

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AL3-C1-x-x-Cover

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