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Forrest's Dictionary of Eponymists

This was the first Dictionary published by Carr that was written by someone else. The author, A.J. Forrest, also compiled a Dictionary of Eponymous Places, which Carr published and Forrest's Dictionary of Eponymous Fictions in 1982 (ISBN 0950805408), which Mr Forrest self-published. Alex John Forrest was a journalist and author who was a special correspondent at the Nuremberg trials in 1946, according to the web site of his old school, Framlingham. He was the author of books on village cricket, Interpol and flint knapping.

Carr reported in the History of the QTP that he had published four impressions of the Dictionary of Eponymists, but seven have been seen or are assumed and are the second and third impressions, based on the fact that two revisions of the first edition are indicated. The later editions give the same reprint date of 1982, but differ in the colour of the paper used and the name of the printer, so were probably issued in the later 1980s. The printing plate for the cover is also shown below.


(Last updated on 23/11/2020)



SBD-FORE1: First edition


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: (February) 1978

ISBN: None

Size: 132 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: A.J. Forrest

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 30

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Content:: title, author; dedication to Mlle. Antoinette de Poubelle; copyright; 120 entries. Entries in the first edition that were dropped were: Sir John Anderson and Lord Raglan.

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SBD-FORE2: Second impression


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Mill Dale Road, Kettering

Year: April 1978 (revised)

ISBN: None

Size:xxx x xx mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: printed card covers

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

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SBD-FORE3: Third impression


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Mill Dale Road, Kettering

Year: November 1978 (revised)

ISBN: None

Size: 132 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: printed card covers

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J. L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: None

Number in series: Not stated

Colophon: House

Telephone number: Not given

Printing history: Publihsed February 1978; Revised April and November 1978

Number of other titles listed: 30

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Content: 136 entries

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Notes: Additions compared with 1st edition: St Audrey, Edmund Clerihew Bentley, Thomas Crapper, Derrick, Sir William Gage, Governor Eldridge Gerry, Sir Frederick Hobday, Patrick Hooligan, Co. Martinet, Onan, Christopher Pinchbeck, Cesar Ritz, Adolphe Sax, Simon (Magus), Givanni Spinetti, John B. Stetson.




SBD-FORE4: Fourth impression


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: 1979

ISBN: None

Size: 132 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: A.J. Forrest

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 37

Printed by: Harry Richardson (Printers) Ltd., Dryden Street, Kettering.

Content: title, author; dedication to Mlle. Antoinette de Poubelle; copyright; 137 entries.

Notes: This revised edition contained 16 new entries.

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SBD-FORE5: Fifth impression


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: 1982

ISBN: None

Size: 134 x 95 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: two

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: white

Editor: A.J. Forrest

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published February 1978; Revised April and November 1978; Reprinted 1982

Number of other titles listed: 37

Printed by: none stated

Content: title, author; dedication to Mlle. Antoinette de Poubelle; copyright; 137 entries.

Notes: This impression is the same as the sixth, but is printed on white paper, not cream paper

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SBD-FORE6: Sixth impression


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: 1982

ISBN: None

Size: 131 x 99 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: two

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: cream

Editor: A.J. Forrest

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published February 1978; Revised April and November 1978; Reprinted 1982

Number of other titles listed: 37

Printed by: none stated

Content: title, author; dedication to Mlle. Antoinette de Poubelle; copyright; 137 entries.

Notes: This impression is the same as the fifth, but is printed on cream paper, not white paper

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SBD-FORE7: Seventh impression


Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: edition copyright 1982, but printed later

ISBN: None

Size: 133 x 99 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: white

Editor: A.J. Forrest

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published February 1978; Revised April and November 1978; Reprinted 1982

Number of other titles listed: 37

Printed by: Seddon Packaging and Printing, Dryden Street, Kettering

Content: title, author; dedication to Mlle. Antoinette de Poubelle; copyright; 137 entries.


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Notes: This impression is assumed to be the last. It was printed by Seddon Printing and Packaging, one of the last printers used by JLC.




Printing plate


Printer: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Year: not dated

Size: plate 143 x 206 mm; printing surface 134 x 198 mm

Notes: This is a scan of the first printing plate made to print the cover of this Dictionary.

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Printing plate for covers