ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE 16TH CENTURY |

English Literature in the 16th Century (OHEL)

Excluding Drama

English Literature in the 16th Century, excluding Drama is Volume III in the Oxford History of English Literature, edited by F. P. Wilson and Bonamy Dobree (Affectionately known as the OHEL series). It also exists under the 1990 title, Poetry and Prose of the 16th Century. One setting of the work currently exists.

SETTING 1

O1a1

Oxford University Press (September 16, 1954)
Printing: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Clarendon Press, Oxford

British Edition
Navy Blue hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket: Brown series title over blue title, author all on brown field with blue border on tan cover
696 pages

Printing History:
1. 1954 for 30s
2. 1959 for 30s
3. 1962 for 30s
4. 1965 for 30s
5. 1968 for 30s

OHEL-O1a1-1-54-Jacket Front

OHEL-O1a1-1-54-Jacket Front

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OHEL-O1a1-1-54-Cover

O1a2

Oxford University Press (c.1962)
Printing: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Clarendon Press, Oxford

British Edition
Navy Blue hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket from O1b: Brown series title over blue title, author all on brown field with blue border on tan cover
696 pages

Printing History:
3. 1962 for 38s [It is unclear how the printing history of this edition relates to O1a1]

OHEL-O1a2-3-62-Jacket Front

OHEL-O1a2-3-62-Jacket Front

OHEL-O1a1-1-54-Cover

OHEL-O1a1-1-54-Cover

O1b

Oxford University Press (September 16, 1954) [1]
Printing: New York

U.S. Edition
Navy Blue hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket: Tan series title in brown box over blue title, author in box on tan cover
696 pages

[1] Hooper gives both the English O1a and the American O1b a release date of 16 September, 1954.” A simultaneous release where the covers differ is possible but unusual.

Printing History:
Sold for $10.00

OHEL-O1b-1-54-Jacket Front

OHEL-O1b-1-54-Jacket Front

OHEL-O1a-1-54-Cover

OHEL-O1a-1-54-Cover

O2

Oxford Paperbacks (March 29, 1973)
Printing: Vivian Ridler, University Press, Oxford

Orange paperback with black title, white author over large paisley “XVI” above lack field
378 pages

Printing History:
[continued from O1a]
6. 1953 for £1.50
7. 1959
8. 1967

OHEL-O2-1-73-Cover

OHEL-O2-1-73-Cover

O3

Oxford University Press (March 29, 1990) [1]
Printing: Clarendon Press, Oxford (Courier International, Tiptree, Essex)

Retitled: Poetry and Prose in the Sixteenth Century
Navy Blue hardback with gold title/author on spine
Jacket: Blue series title on tan cover over tan title, author in blue field with blue border
ISBN: 0-19-812231-4
696 pages

[1] Hooper lists the publication dates of both O2 and O3 as “29 March” of their respective years. While possible, a confusion of the dates is also possible.

Printing History:
6. 1990

OHEL-O3-6-90-Jacket Front

OHEL-O3-6-90-Jacket Front

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OHEL-O3-6-90-Cover