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SETTINGS 1-2 — All Volumes

SETTING 1

GB1a1

Geoffrey Bles (7 July 1952)
Printing: The Garden City Press LTD, Letchworth Herts

Blue hardback with silver title/author on spine
Jacket: White title/author on red cover
177 pages

Printing History:
1. 1952 for 8s 6d

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MC1-GB1a1-1-52-Cover

GB1a2

Geoffrey Bles (1953)
Printing: The Garden City Press LTD, Letchworth Herts

Green hardback with silver title/author on spine [Second printing blue hardbacks identical to GB1a1 exist, so this edition may only be result of fading and actually be identical to GB1a1]
Jacket: Same as GB1a1
177 pages

Printing History:
[continued from GB1a1]
2. 1953 for 8s.6d.
3. 1961 for 11s.6d.

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MC1-GB1a1-1-52-Jacket Front

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MC1-GB1a2-2-53-Cover

GB1a3

Geoffrey Bles (1969)
Printing: Lowe & Brydone Ltd, London

Blue hardback with silver title/author on spine
Jacket: Same as GB1a1
177 pages

Printing History:
[continued from GB1a2]
4. 1969

MC1-GB-1-52-Jacket Front

MC1-GB1a1-1-52-Jacket Front

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MC1-GB1a3-4-69-Cover

SETTING 2

M1a

Macmillan Company (November 11, 1952)
Printing: USA

Blue hardback with white title on cover and white author/title on spine
Jacket by Ursula Suess: White author in blue bar over white title on blue field on blue horizontal pin stripes.
175 pages

Printing History:
1. 1952 for $2.75
2. 1953 for $2.75
6. 1955
9. 1957
10. 1958
12. 1960
16. 1965
17. 1967 [Featuring M1b black hardback ]

MC2-M1a-1-52-Jacket Front

MC2-M1a-1-52-Jacket Front

MC2-M1a-4-53-Cover

MC2-M1a-4-53-Cover

M1b

Macmillan Company (1970)
Printing: USA

Grey hardback with gold author/title on spine.
Jacket by Jeheber & Peace: Red title, white author on red field featuring large gothic “M”
175 pages

Printing History:
[probably continued from M1a]
18. 1970 for $4.95

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MC2-M1b-18-70-Jacket Front

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MC2-M1b-18-70-Cover

M1c

Macmillan Company (c. 1977)
Printing: USA

Brown hardback with gold author/title on spine, Jacket from M1b
ISBN: 0-02-570610-1
175 pages

Printing History:
22. 1977
27. Sold for $10.95
At least 30 printings

MC2-M1b-18-70-Jacket Front

MC2-M1b-18-70-Jacket Front

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MC2-M1c-30-x-Cover

M1d

Macmillan Paperbacks (1960)
Printing: USA

Paperback by Gilbert Etheredge: White title on black field, black author on red bar, featuring red and blue stained glass effect
175 pages

Printing History:
1. 1960 for $1.25
2. 1963 for $1.25
3. 1963 for $1.25
4. 1964 for $1.45

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MC2-M1d-1-60-Cover

SC

Scribner of Simon and Schuster, Inc. (Unknown) [1]
Printing: USA

Brown hardback with silver author/title on spine
Jacket: Identical to M1b
ISBN: 0-684-84638-1
175 pages

[1] Jacket flap lists Simon & Schuster copyright at 1943, which is incredible given the first edition GB1a was produced in 1952.

Printing History:
Sold for $18.00

MC2-SC-1-x-Jacket Front

MC2-SC-1-x-Jacket Front

MC2-SC-1-x-Cover

MC2-SC-1-x-Cover

CR1

Collier Books of Macmillian Publishing Company (1984)
Printing: USA

Paperback: Red author, black title on yellow marbled cover
ISBN: 0-02-086940-1
175 pages

Printing History:
Sold for $4.95

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MC2-CR1-1-84-Cover

BMC

Book of the Month Club (1992)
Printing: USA

Black hardback with pink overleaf with gold author/title on spine
Jacket by Monica Elias: White author over picture of smoking Lewis over white titles on black cover

Uses pagination from …
Screwtape Letters – ST1
Mere Christianity – MC2
Surprised by Joy – SJ2

Printing History:
Only one known printing

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