A Treasonable Growth. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960.
Immediate Possession, and Other Stories. MacGibbon & Kee, 1961.
The Age of Illusion: England in the Twenties and Thirties, 1919-1940. London: Hamilton, 1963; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964; reprinted, with a new preface, as The Age of Illusion: Glimpses of Britain between the Wars, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.
Components of the Scene: Stories, Poems, and Essays of the Second World War, introduced and edited by Blythe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966; revised edition, as Writing in a War: Stories, Poems, and Essays of the Second World War, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.
Emma, by Jane Austen, edited, with an introduction, by Blythe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966.
The Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Aldeburgh: Parochial Church Council, 1967.
Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village. London: Allen Lane, 1969; New York: Pantheon, 1969.
Selected Writings of William Hazlitt, edited, with an introduction, by Blythe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970.
Aldeburgh Anthology, edited by Blythe. Aldeburgh: Snape Maltings Foundation/Faber Music, 1972.
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Next Step, edited by Blythe. Aldeburgh: Snape Maltings Foundation, 1976.
Far from the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy, edited, with an introduction and notes, by Blythe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978.
My Favorite Village Stories, edited by Blythe, with line decorations by Peter McClure. Guildford: Lutterworth Press, 1979.
The View in Winter: Reflections on Old Age. London: Allen Lane, 1979; New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.
Places: An Anthology of Britain, chosen by Blythe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.
From the Headlands. London: Chatto & Windus, 1982; as Characters and Their Landscapes, San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.
The Stories of Ronald Blythe. London: Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press, 1985; as The Visitors: The Stories of Ronald Blythe, San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.
Divine Landscapes, illustrated with photographs by Edwin Smith. Harmondsworth: Viking, 1986.
Saints in Their Settings. Cambridge: Great St. Mary's the University Church, 1986.
In Praise of Essex: An Anthology, chosen by Blythe. Bury St. Edmunds: Alastair, 1988.
Each Returning Day: The Pleasure of Diaries, selected by Blythe. London: Viking, 1989; as The Pleasures of Diaries: Four Centuries of Private Writing, New York: Pantheon, 1989.
The Penguin Book of Diaries, selected by Blythe. London: Viking, 1989.
Private Words: Letters and Diaries from the Second World War, chosen and edited by Blythe. London: Viking, 1991.
John Nash at Wormingford. Wormingford: Parish Church Appeal Fund, 1992.
England: The Four Seasons, photographs by Michelle Busselle, commentary by Blythe. London: Pavilion/National Trust, 1993.
John O'Connor, for His Eightieth Birthday, recollections by Blythe and Richard Ingrams. [Uppingham?]: Goldmark Gallery [1993?].
First Friends: Paul and Bunty, John and Christine--and Carrington. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: Fleece Press, 1997, 300 copies, London: Viking, 1999.
Word from Wormingford: A Parish Year, with illustrations by John Nash. London: Penguin, 1998.
Going to Meet George, and Other Outings. Ebrington, Glos.: Long Barn Books, 1999.
Talking about John Clare. Nottingham: Trent, 1999.
Out of the Valley: Another Year at Wormingford. London: Viking, 2000.
Ink and Spirit: Literature and Spirituality, by Blythe and others, edited, with an introduction, by Stephen Platten. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2000.