A PREFACE TO PARADISE LOST |
A Preface to Paradise Lost (PL)
A Preface to Paradise Lost had its genesis in Lewis’s Ballard Matthews Lectures which he delivered at the University College of North Wales in 1941. Two settings of the work currently exist.
Oxford University Press (1942)
Printing: Humphrey Milford, Publisher to the University
Dark green fabric hardback with gold author/title on spine
Jacket: White title on green field over green author on white field
5. 1946 [jacket unknown]
Oxford University Press (cir. 1948)
Printing: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Publisher to the University
Dark green fabric hardback with gold author/title on spine (Identical to O1a)
Jacket: Green author on white field over white title on green field
[continued from O1a]
6. 1949 
9. 1956 for 10s.6d.
 Later O1b printings lists 1949; but O2a lists 6th printing in 1948.
Oxford Paperbacks of Oxford University Press (cir. 1967)
Printing: Oxford University Press
Paperback: Identical to O2a but reduced in size
5. 1967 for 5s.
Oxford University Press
Paperback: Black author over white title over black charcoal image of falling angel on teal cover
At least 27 printings