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Broadcast Talks – The Case for Christianity (BT/CC)

Broadcast TalksThe Case for Christianity consists of sections I and II of Mere Christianity. Originally given as BBC radio talks in 1941 and 1942. The British edition of Broadcast Talks by GB was later printed in US by Macmillan as The Case for Christianity. Two settings of the work currently exist reflecting the British – American versions.

SETTING 1

GB1a

Geoffrey Bles (July 13, 1942)
Printing: J. and J. Gray, Edinburgh

Grey fabric hardback with red title/author on cover only
Jacket: Red title/author between red bars on white cover
62 pages

Printing History:
1. July 1942 for 2s.6d.
2. January 1943 for 2s.6d.
3. September 1943 for 2s.6d.
4. December 1943 for 2s.6d.
5. December 1944 for 2s.6d.

BT-GB1a-3-43-Jacket

BT-GB1a-3-43-Jacket

BT-GB-1-42-Cover

BT-GB-1-42-Cover

GB1b

Geoffrey Bles (March 1946)
Printing: J. and J. Gray, Edinburgh

White hardback with red title over red author on cover
Jacket: Same as Gb1a
62 pages

Printing History:
​[continued from GB1a]
6. March 1946 for 2s.6d.
7. November 1948 for 2s.6d.

BT-GB1a-3-43-Jacket

BT-GB1a-3-43-Jacket

BT-GB1b-6-46-Cover

BT-GB1b-6-46-Cover

GB1c

Geoffrey Bles (March 1946)
Printing: Whitefriars Press Ltd, London and Tonbridge

Paperback: White title over white author on red cover
Jacket: Matching jacket to cover
62 pages

Printing History:
[continued from GB1b]
8. January 1951 for 2s.6d.
9. December 1955 for 2s.6d.
10. Sold for 3s.6d.

BT-GB1c-x-x-Cover

BT-GB1c-x-x-Cover

SETTING 2

Titled The Case for Christianity

M1a1

Macmillan Company (7 September 1943)
Printing: New York

Lime green hardback with red author/title on spine
Jacket: Red title/author inside red rectangle on brown cover
56 pages

Printing History:
1943 for $1.00
​​1944 for $1.00
1945 for $1.00
1946 for $1.00

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CC2-M1a2-x-47-Jacket Front

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CC2-M1a1-1-43-Cover

M1a2

Macmillan Company (cir. 1947)
Printing: New York

Tan hardback with red author/title on spine
Jacket: Same as M1a1
56 pages

Printing History: [1]
1947 for $1.00

[1] Note that early printings contain only the printing year on the title page, so no final conclusions can be reach on the printing run number until they appear as late as M1a3-CC2-14-56.

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CC2-M1a2-x-47-Jacket Front

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CC2-M1a2-x-47-Cover

M1a3

Macmillan Company (1948)
Printing: USA

Steel blue hardback with white author/title on spine.
Jacket: M1a1 but with blue text on blue cover
56 pages

Printing History:
1948 for $1.25
1950 for $1.25
1953 for $1.50
14. 1956
15. 1958 for $1.65

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a3-x-48-Cover

CC2-M1a3-x-48-Cover

M1a4

Macmillan Company (cir. 1962)
Printing: USA

Blue hardback with light blue author/title on spine
Jacket: Same as M1a3
56 pages

Printing History:
16. 1960 (cover unknown)
17. 1962
18. 1964

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a4-17-62-Cover

CC2-M1a4-17-62-Cover

M1a5

Macmillan Company (cir. 1968)
Printing: USA

Red hardback with white author/title on spine
Jacket: Same as M1a3
56 pages

Printing History:
21. 1968

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a5-21-68-Cover

CC2-M1a5-21-68-Cover

M1a6

Macmillan Company (cir. 1978)
Printing: USA

Burgundy hardback with gold author/title on spine
Jacket: Same as M1a3
ISBN: 0-02-570490-7
56 pages

Printing History:
26. 1978
27. Sold for $6.95

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

CC2-M1a3-x-x-Jacket Front

AL-CC2-M1a6-26-78-Cover

CC2-M1a6-26-78-Cover

CR

Collier Books of Macmillan Publishing Company (1989)
Printing: USA

Paperback: White author with black outline over black title on blue cover
ISBN: 0-02-086750-6
56 pages

Printing History:
At least 3 printings all selling for $3.95

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CC2-CR-1-98-Cover

TS

Touchstone Books of Simon & Schuster (1996)
Printing: USA

Paperback by Mary Schuck and Eunu Kang: Blue author in cream field over cream title on purple bar on pastel impressionist cover
ISBN: 0-684-82373-X
56 pages

Printing History:
At least 7 printings
Sold for $6.00

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CC2-TS-7-x-Cover

Anthologies

COL-BSCL

COL-BCSL, 1969