BEYOND PERSONALITY |

Beyond Personality (BP)

Beyond Personality makes up Book IV of Mere Christianity. Originally published in The Listener, 11 Feb-6 April, 1944, minus 4 chapters which Lewis added for GB. Two settings of the work currently exist.

SETTING 1

GB1a

Geoffrey Bless (September 9, 1944) [1]
Printing: Robert Maclehose and Co. LTD of The University Press, Glasgow

Yellow fabric hardback with black title/author on spine
Jacket: White title over white author on blue cover
64 pages

[1] Hooper lists first publication as October, but BP1-GB-4-45 lists it as September.

Printing History:
1. September 1944 for 2s 6d
2. September 1944 [also in yellow cover, which may mean that GB1b-2-44 below was really a yellow cover but now faded to white]

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Jacket

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Jacket

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Cover

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Cover

GB1b

Geoffrey Bless (September 1944)
Printing: Robert Maclehose and Co. LTD of The University Press, Glasgow

White fabric hardback with blue title/author on spine
Jacket: Same as GB1a
64 pages

Printing History: [Continued from GB1a]
2. September 1944
3. December 1944

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Jacket

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Jacket

BP1-GB1b-2-44-Cover

BP1-GB1b-2-44-Cover

GB1c

Geoffrey Bless (May 1945)
Printing: Robert Maclehose and Co. LTD of The University Press, Glasgow

Blue hardback with white title/author on spine
Jacket: Same as GB1a
64 pages

Printing History: [Continued from GB1b]
4. May 1945 for 2s.6d.
5. February 1946 for 2s.6d.
6. March 1948 for 2s.6d.

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Jacket

BP1-GB1a-1-44-Jacket

BP1-GB1c-4-45-Cover

BP1-GB1c-4-45-Cover

GB1d

Geoffrey Bless (May 1945)
Printing: Robert Maclehose and Co. LTD of The University Press, Glasgow

Paperback of GB1c with white title/author on spine
64 pages

Printing History: [Continued from GB1c]
7. March 1950 for 3s 6d
8. November 1952 for 2s.6d.
9. Sold for 3s.

BP1-GB1d-x-x-Cover

BP1-GB1d-x-x-Cover

SETTING 2

M

Macmillan Publishing (March 20, 1945)
Printing: Vail-Ballou Press, Inc., Binghamton NY

Teal hardback with white author/title on spine
Jacket: White title over white author on brown field
68 pages

Printing History:
1. March 1945 for $1.00
2. 1945 for $1.00
3. 1947
5. 1948
6. 1950 for $1.35

BP2-M-3-47-Jacket Front

BP2-M-3-47-Jacket Front

BP2-M-3-47-Cover

BP2-M-3-47-Cover