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The Discarded Image (DI)

An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

The Discarded Image is the last book written by C. S. Lewis, published posthumously in 1964. It deals with medieval cosmology and the Ptolemaic universe, and portrays the medieval conception of a “model” of the world. One setting of the work currently exists.

SETTING 1

C1a1

Cambridge University Press (1964)
Printing: Brooke Crutchley, University Printing house

Navy blue hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket by Will Carter: Tan author on black bar over red title on black field
231 pages

Printing History:
1. 1964 for 22s.6d. or $3.95

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DI-C1a1-1-64-Jacket Front

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DI-C1a1-1-64-Cover

C1a2

Cambridge University Press (1967)
Printing: Brooke Crutchley, University Printing house

Black hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket by Will Carter: from C1a1
231 pages

Printing History:
[Continued from C1a1]
1. 1964 (Some first printings appear in this cover)
2. 1964
3. 1967

DI-C1a1-1-64-Jacket Front

DI-C1a1-1-64-Jacket Front

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DI-C1a2-3-67-Cover

C1b

Cambridge University Press (1967) [1]
Printing: St. Paul’s Press Ltd., Malta

Paperback version of C1a
ISBN: 0-521-09450-X
231 pages

[1] Hooper, Companion lists date as 11 January, 1968

Printing History:
1. 1967 for 9s.6d. or $1.65
2. 1970
3. 1971 for 80p or $2.75
4. 1974
5. 1976
6. 1978
7. 1979
8. 1981 (Printing: Interprint Limited, Malta)
9. 1983
10. 1987
11. 1988

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DI-C1b-3-71-Cover

C1c1

Cambridge University Press (1994)
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Edition
Paperback: White title, yellow author in blue box on white field, featuring garden scene from Roman de la Rose.
ISBN: 0-521-47735-2
231 pages

Printing History:
1. 1994

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DI-C1c-1-94-Cover

C1c2

Cambridge University Press (2005)
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Edition
Paperback by Peter Ducker: Black title, blue author on white field over garden scene from C1c
ISBN: 0-521-47735-2
231 pages

Printing History:
2005a
2005b

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DI-C1c2-x-05b-Cover

C1d

Cambridge University Press (30 March 2012)
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Classic Edition
Paperback: White author over white title under tan work gloves on steel blue cover.
ISBN: 978-1107604704​​
242 pages

Printing History:
[Unknown]

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DI-C1d-x-x-Cover

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