AN EXPERIMENT IN CRITICISM |

An Experiment in Criticism (EC)

An Experiment in Criticism is a 1961 book by C. S. Lewis in which he proposes that the quality of books should be measured not by how they are written, but by how they are read. One setting of the work currently exists.

SETTING 1

C1a1

Cambridge University Press (October 13, 1961)
Printing: Brooke Crutchly, University Printing House

Blue hardback with gold author, title in black box on spine
Jacket: White author and title in red/black checkerboard pattern
ISBN: 0-521-05553-9
142 pages

Printing History:
1. October 1961 for 15s
2. 1965

EC-C1a1-1-61-Jacket Front

EC-C1a1-1-61-Jacket Front

EC-C1a1-1-61-Cover

EC-C1a1-1-61-Cover

C1a2

Cambridge University Press (1969)
Printing: Brooke Crutchley, University Printing house

Red hardback with black title, author on spine
Jacket: Same as C1a1
ISBN: 0-521-05553-9
142 pages

Printing History:
[Continued from C1a1]
3. 1969 for $2.95

EC-C1a1-1-61-Jacket Front

EC-C1a1-1-61-Jacket Front

EC-C1a2-3-69-Cover

EC-C1a2-3-69-Cover

C1b1

Cambridge University Press (November 18, 1965) [1]
Printing: Brooke Crutchly, University Printing House

Paperback by Will Carter: Black author, title on red cover with two white bands with publisher and price at bottom
ISBN: 0-521-09350-3
142 pages

[1] Hooper lists this date, but it does not match data in volumes.

Printing History:
[Continued from C1a2]
4. 1973

EC-C1b1-4-73-Cover

EC-C1b1-4-73-Cover

C1b2

Cambridge University Press (c. 1976)
Printing: Brooke Crutchly, University Printing House

Paperback by Will Carter: Black author, title on red cover with two white bands
ISBN: 0-521-09350-3
142 pages

Printing History:
[Continued from C1b1]
5. 1976 [unknown cover]
6. 1978 [unknown cover]
7. 1979
8. 1983
9. 1985
10. 1987
11. 1988

EC-C1b2-7-79-Cover

EC-C1b2-7-79-Cover

C1c1

Cambridge University Press (1992)
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Edition
Paperback by Head Productions: White title and yellow author in black box on white cover, featuring detail from vanderWeyden’s Pieta
ISBN: 0-521-42281-7
142 pages

Printing History:
1. 1992
2. 1995
3. 1996
4. 1999

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EC-C1c1-1-92-Cover

C1c2

Cambridge University Press
Printing: University Press, Cambridge

Canto Edition
Paperback: Black title and Orange author in white field on white cover, featuring detail from vanderWeyden’s Pieta from Cc1 and orange bar on bottom with “Canto” in black box
ISBN: 0-521-422817-7
142 pages

Printing History:
[Continued from C1b1]
5. 2000 [unknown cover]
6. 2002 [unknown cover]
7. 2004 [unknown cover]
8. 2004
9. [unknown]
10. 2005

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EC-C1c2-10-05-Cover

C1d

Cambridge University Press (26 March 2012)
Printing:

Canto Classics; Reissue edition
Paperback:
ISBN: 978-1107604728
[Unseen]

Printing History:
[Unknown]

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EC-C1d-x-x-Cover

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