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The Four Loves (FL)

SETTINGS 1-3 — All Volumes

SETTING 1

GB

Geoffrey Bles (28 March 1960)
Printing: Cox & Wyman Ltd., Fakenham

Grey Hardback with red title/author on spine
[A second first edition hardback exists probably an additional printing, but with identical publication data page: Black cover with red title/author on spine]
Jacket by Michael Harvey: Black Title and Author in white center circle with four loves each listed in a corner on a colored field with grey flourishes
160 pages

Printing History:
Sold for 12s6d

FL1-GB-1-60-Jacket Front

FL1-GB-1-60-Jacket Front

FL1-GB-1-60-Cover

FL1-GB-1-60-Cover

FL1-GB-1-60-Cover

FL1-GB-1-60-Cover

SETTING 2

HB1a

Harcourt, Brace and Company (July 27, 1960)
Printing: New York

Black Hardback with gold author/title on spine and four flowers emboss on cover
Jacket by Betty Anderson: Black Author, red title on white cover with four stain glass circular windows on left margin.
192 pages

Printing History:
1. July 1960 for $3.75
6. June 1964 for $3.75

FL2-HB1a-1-60-Jacket Front

FL2-HB1a-1-60-Jacket Front

FL2-HB1a-1-60-Cover

FL2-HB1a-1-60-Cover

HB1b

Harvest Books of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (September 29, 1971)
Printing: USA

Paperback of FL2-HB1a
192 pages

Printing History:
2. Sold for $1.75
3. Sold for $1.95

FL2-HB1b-3-x-Cover

FL2-HB1b-3-x-Cover

HB1c

Harvest Books of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (c. 1994)
Printing: USA

Paperback by John Alcom: Burgundy author, purple title on white field, featuring shrubbery number “4”
ISBN 0-15-632930-1
192 pages

Printing History:
8. Sold for $2.45
13. Sold for $2.95
14. Sold for $2.95 [Price moves from cover to back]
15. Sold for $3.95

FL2-HB1c-8-x-Cover

FL2-HB1c-8-x-Cover

SETTING 3

F1a

Fontana Paperback (January 7, 1963)
Printing: Collins Clear-Type Press, London and Glasgow

Paperback featuring cover from FL1-GB and “fontana books” in white band at bottom
128 pages

Printing History:
1. January 1963 for 2s6d.
2. January 1964
3. November 1964
4. September 1965 for 3s6d
Later unknown printing for 3s6d

FL3-F1a-1-63-Cover

FL3-F1a-1-63-Cover

F1b

Fount Paperback of Collins (September 1977)
Printing: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd., Glasgow

Paperback: Reprinting of F1a, sans fontana books” in white band at bottom
128 pages

Printing History:
19. March 1979 for 95p.

FL3-F1b-19-79-Cover

FL3-F1b-19-79-Cover