LETTERS TO AN AMERICAN LADY | By C. S. Lewis

Letters to an American Lady (LAL)

Letters to an American Lady is a collection of post-1950 letters by C. S. Lewis to an unnamed American lady published in the United States in 1967. Three settings of the work currently exist.

SETTING 1

E1a

Eerdmans Publishing Company (November, 1967)
Printing: USA

Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Red hardback with black author/gold title on spine
Jacket: Black author on white band over white and black title on red field
121 pages

Printing History:
1. November 1960 for $3.95

LAL1-E1a-1-67-Jacket Front

LAL1-E1a-1-67-Jacket Front.

LAL1-E1a-1-67-Cover

LAL1-E1a-1-67-Cover

E1b

Eerdmans Publishing Company (July, 1969)
Printing: USA

Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Paperback version of E1a
121 pages

Printing History: [Continued from E1a]
2. July 1969 for $1.95

LAL-E1b-2-69-Cover

LAL1-E1b-2-69-Cover

HS1a

Hodder and Stoughton (June, 1969)
Printing: Thomas Nelson Ltd, Lond and Edinburgh

British Edition of E1a
Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Red hardback with gold author/gold title on spine
Jacket: Black author on white band over white and black title on “faded” red field (lists Kilby Editor)
121 pages

Printing History:
1. November 1960 for 25s. (£1.25)

LAL1-HS1a-1-69-Jacket Front

LAL1-HS1a-1-69-Jacket Front

LAL1-HS1a-1-69-Cover

LAL1-HS1a-1-69-Cover

HS1b

Hodder and Stoughton (1971)
Printing: Lowe & Brydone Ltd., London

British Edition of E1b
Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Paperback based on E1b: Black author on white field over white/black title over black editor on light blue cover.
ISBN: 0-340-12882-8
121 pages

Printing History:
Sold for 35p.

LAL1-HS1b-1-71-Cover

LAL1-HS1b-1-71-Cover.

SETTING 2

E2a

Eerdmans Publishing Company (September, 1971)
Printing: USA

Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Paperback: Black title over yellow author on cream oval field on blue cloudy sky image.
128 pages

Printing History:
1. September 1971 for $.95
2. January 1975 for $.95
4. May 1978 for $1.50

LAL2-E2a-1-71-Cover

LAL2-E2a-1-71-Cover.

E2b

Eerdmans Publishing Company (December, 1972)
Printing: USA

Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Paperback by Jetzer Design Center Inc: Red author over cream title on evergreen cover with cream diamonds.
ISBN: 0-80208-1428-X
128 pages

Printing History:
1. December 1971
* December 1982
* September 1985

LAL2-E2b-1-82-Cove

LAL2-E2b-1-82-Cover.

E2c

Eerdmans Publishing Company (c. 1994)
Printing: USA

Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Paperback by Rosemary Ellis: Red title over b/w picture of Lewis over red author on grey cover with handwritten letter as backdrop.
ISBN: 0-80208-1428-X
ISBN: 978-0-8028-1429-9
128 pages

Printing History:
1994, 1996 printings
12. 2004
15. 2019

LAL2-E2c-1-96-Cover

LAL2-E2c-1-96-Cover.

SETTING 3

E3a

Eerdmans Publishing Company (2014)
Printing: USA

Edited by Clyde S. Kilby
Preface by Clyde S. Kilby
Paperback by Kevin van der Leek Design Inc.: Picture of “Girl Reading a Letter in an Interior” by Vilhelm over black author with brown inset title on white cover.
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7182-4
132 pages

Printing History:

LAL3-E3a-1-14-Cover

LAL3-E3a-1-14-Cover