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The Best of C. S. Lewis (BCSL)

Five Complete Books in One Volume

The Best of C. S. Lewis is an anthology of Lewis’ works containing: Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Miracles, The Case for Christianity, and Christian Behavior. One setting of the work currently exists.

SETTING 1

CT1a

The Iverson Associates for Christianity Today, Inc. (1969)
Printing: USA

Red fabric hardback with gold title on spine
Jacket: Black title over white sub-titles on red bars all on white cover
520 pages

CT1b

Red fabric hardback with black title on spine
Jacket: Same as CT1a
520 pages

Printing History:
At least two printings exist, distinguished only by minor text layout changes and by the Photo of Lewis on the rear jacket flap. [unknown which preceded the other]​

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CP

Canon Press (1970?)
Printing: USA

Reproduction of CTb
Hardback: Gold title on blue field with gold strips over gold flourish on black field
Jacket: Pink title over pencil sketch of Lewis’ head on white cover
NOTE: “Best of C. S. Lewis” on Jacket and Cover, but “Five Best Books in One Volume” on title page
520 pages

Printing History:
1. 1969 (probably referring to CT)
2. 1970
3. 1970
4. 1973

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BB1a

Baker Books (1972)
Printing: Grand Rapids, MI

Blue & black fabric hardback with gold title on spine
Jacket: Pink title over pencil sketch of Lewis’ head on white cover
520 pages

Printing History
​1972 for $10.95

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BB1b

Baker Books (1972)
Printing: Grand Rapids, MI

Paperback: Cover of BB1a
NOTE: “Best of C. S. Lewis” on Jacket and Cover, but “Five Best Books in One Volume” on title page
520 pages

Printing History:

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BB1c

Baker Books (1977)
Printing: Grand Rapids, MI

Paperback by Norman Pomerantz: Yellow title on black cover with diagonal red advert field at top
ISBN: 0-8010-5569-5
520 pages

Printing History:
1. 1977 for $3.95
2. 1977 for $3.95

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