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Screwtape Proposes a Toast (SPT)

And Other Pieces

Screwtape Proposes a Toast  and Other Pieces is a collection of essays published in 1965 by Fontana Books. The titular essay was originally published as an article in the Saturday Evening Post in 1959, and is often included as an addendum to the original The Screwtape Letters. Three settings of the work currently exist.

Essays include:
“Screwtape Proposes a Toast: An Address”
“The Inner Ring: An Oration”
“Is Theology Poetry?: A Paper”
“On Obstinacy in Belief: A Paper”
“Transposition: A Sermon”
“Good Work and Good Works: A Paper”
“A Slip of the Tongue: A Sermon”

SETTING 1

F1a

Fontana Books (1965)
Printing: Collins Clear-Type Press, London and Glasgow

Paperback by John Rose: White title/author on red embossed devil’s head (from SL1-M1c)
126 pages

Printing History:
1. January 1965
2. February 1965
3. March 1968 for 3s.6d.

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SPT1-F1a-3-68-Cover

F1b

Fontana Books (c. 1970)
Printing: Collins Clear-Type Press, London and Glasgow

Paperback: White title over yellow text on red gargoyle head (used from SL1-F1b)
ISBN: 0-00-622485-7
126 pages

Printing History:
4. December 1969 [cover unknown]
5. October 1970 for 4s. (20p)
10. January 1976 for 50p.

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SPT1-F1b-10-76-Cover

F1c

Fount Paperbacks (January 1977)
Printing: William Collins Sons and Co. Ltd., Glasgow

Paperback by Tony Meeuwissen, Black Title/Author on yellow field, featuring devil-headed corkscrew
ISBN: 0-00-624566-8
126 pages

Printing History:
1. January 1977 for 60p. (Cover and Data call it “Fountain Books”)
12. April 1978 for 70p.
15. February 1982 for £1.75

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SPT1-F1c-15-82-Cover

SETTING 2

F2

Fount Books (1989)
Printing: HarperCollins Publishers, London

Special Centenary Edition
Paperback by Anders Landholm: Purple stylized author, black title over blue flecked field above sloshing wine goblet.
ISBN: 0-00-628061-7
118 pages

Printing History:
Sold for £6.99

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SPT2-F2-1-98-Cover

SETTING 3

HC

HarperCollins (July 31, 2017)
Printing: [Unseen]

Paperback: Black title on white field under blue goblet with devil’s tail wrapping around it on red/black smudge field, all over white author on red field.
ISBN: 9780008192532
ISBN 10: 0008192537
128 pages

Printing History:
[Unknown]

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SPT3-HC-x-x-Cover