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Surprised by Joy (SJ)

SETTINGS 1-2 — All Volumes

SETTING 1

GB

Geoffrey Bles (19 September 1955)
Printing: Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome

Grey Hardback with Silver title/author on yellow field of spine
Jacket by John R. Biggs: White author on grey cover, grey title on yellow field, with Book Society recommendation
224 pages

Printing History:
1. September 1955 for 15s.
2. November 1955 for 15s.

SJ1-GB-1-55-Jacket Front

SJ1-GB-1-55-Jacket Front

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SJ1-GB-1-55-Cover

SETTING 2

HB1

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. (1 February 1956)
Printing: USA

Teal hardback with silver author/title on spine and embossed CLS on cover
Jacket by Philip Grushkin: Yellow title on teal/black horizontal pinstripe field, white author in black letterbox
ISBN: 0-15-687011-8 [1]
238 pages

[1] Number seems to have been assigned retroactively, as it appears on the data page of the 10th printing and is identical to paperbacks HB2a and following (and hard and paperbacks generally have unique ISBNs).

Printing History:
1. February 1956 for $3.50
2. February 1956
7. March 1965 for $4.50
At least 10 printings
Later edition sold for $3.50

SJ2-HB1-1-56-Jacket Front

SJ2-HB1-1-56-Jacket Front

SJ2-HB1-1-56-Cover

SJ2-HB1-1-56-Cover

HB2a

A Harvest Book of Harcourt, Brace & World Co (c. 1967)
Printing: USA

Paperback by Ellen Raskin: Black title, purple author on white cover with red, purple, black starburst.
ISBN: 0-15-687011-8
238 pages

Printing History:
1. Sold for 1.65
4. August 1967 for $1.65
11. Sold for $2.25
13. Sold for $2.45
14. Sold for $2.75
16. Sold for $2.95

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SJ2-HB2a-1-70-Cover

HB2b

A Harvest/HBJ Book of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (Date Unknown)
Printing: USA

Paperback by John Alcorn: Black title, author on yellow field with drawing of man kneeling, hand on bible, shielding eyes from descending sunbeam on grey cover
ISBN: 0-15-687011-8
238 pages

Printing History:[continued from HB2a]
17. for $2.95
19. for $3.95

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SJ2-HB2b-17-x-Cover

HB2c

A Harvest/HBJ Book of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (Date Unknown)
Printing: USA

Paperback by Matthew Simpson: Blue author in white box, red title in white box on light blue cover
ISBN: 0-15-687011-8
238 Pages

Printing History:
14. Sold for $5.95
20. Sold for $4.95 [?]
21. Sold for $5.95

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SJ2-HB2c-21-x-Cover

HB2d

A Harvest Book of Harcourt Brace & Company (Date Unknown)
Printing: USA

Paperback by David Kahl: Black author on vertical gold bar, white title on black bars, with color profile of young Lewis over sepia image of group of students
ISBN: 0-15-687011-8
238 pages

Printing History:[continued from HB2c]
23. for $7.95
25. for $7.95

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SJ2-HB2d-25-x-Cover

HB2e

A Harvest Book of Harcourt, Inc (Date Unknown)
Printing: USA

Paperback by Liz Demeter: White author on gold bar, white title on red bar over picture of Blake’s Ascension.
ISBN: 0-15-687011-8
238 pages

Printing History:[continued from HB2d]
44-56. Sold for $13.00

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SJ2-HB2e-x-x-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

COL-BMC-1-92-Jacket Front

COL-BMC-1-92-Jacket Front

COL-BMC-1-92-Cover

COL-BMC-1-92-Cover