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Carr's Dictionary of English Queens, King's Wives, Celebrated Paramours, Handfast Spouses, and Royal Changelings

Carr reported that this title was suggested by his wife, Sally, to coincide with the Queen's Silver Jubillee in 1977. The cover was printed from a plate that reproduced the two steel engravings and the text was printed on top, allowing a different colour ink to be used. The plate is shown at the bottom of the page.


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SBD-ENQ1: First edition


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

Year: (March) 1977

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 130 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none given

Number of other titles listed: 24

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes: The ISBN was registered in March 1977, before the ISBN of the Dictionary of Cricketers, which was the first such dictionary that Carr produced.

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SBD-ENQ2: Second impression


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

Year: 1977

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples:

Binding:

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series:

Colophon:

Telephone number:

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977.

Number of other titles listed:

Printed by:

Content:

Notes: This impression has not been seen but it assumed that the printing history is written inside the front cover, as in later impressions.

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SBD-ENQ3: Third impression


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

Year: 1977

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 132 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977.

Number of other titles listed: 24

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ4: Fourth impression


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

Year: 1977

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 130 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977.

Number of other titles listed: 27

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes: This was the fourth reprint in 1977.

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SBD-ENQ5: Fifth impression


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

Year:

ISBN: 0900847786

Size:

Pages: 16 pp

Staples:

Binding:

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon:

Telephone number:

Printing history:

Number of other titles listed:

Printed by:

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide;

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ6: Sixth impression


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

Year:

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 133 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: 1

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964 without address

Telephone number: not given

Printing history: Published 1977, Reprinted 1977, Reprinted 1977, Reprinted 1977, Reprinted 1978, Reprinted 1979

Number of other titles listed: 31

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ7: Seventh impression


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

Year: 1981

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 127 x 96 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1978. Reprinted 1979. Reprinted 1981.

Number of other titles listed: 31

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ8: Eighth impression


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

Year:

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 127 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white glossy printed card

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number:

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1978. Reprinted 1979. Reprinted 1981. Reprinted 1982

Number of other titles listed: 33

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes: A copy of this impression is in Kettering Library.

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SBD-ENQ9: Ninth impression


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

Year:

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 130 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1978. Reprinted 1979. Reprinted 1981. Reprinted 1982. Reprinted 1983.

Number of other titles listed: 33

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ10: Tenth impression


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

Year: 1985

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 130 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1978. Reprinted 1979. Reprinted 1981. Reprinted 1982. Reprinted 1983. Reprinted 1985.

Number of other titles listed: 33

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide; 90 entries.

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ11: Eleventh impression


Year: (March) 1977

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

ISBN: 0900847786

Size:

Pages: 16 pp

Staples:

Binding:

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: not stated

Colophon:

Telephone number:

Printing history:

Number of other titles listed:

Printed by:

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide;

Notes:

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SBD-ENQ12: Twelfth impression


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

Year: 1988

ISBN: 0900847786

Size: 129 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated

Internal illustrations: three small illustrations

Number in series: 84

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: Published 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1977. Reprinted 1978. Reprinted 1979. Reprinted 1981. Reprinted 1982. Reprinted 1983. Reprinted 1985. Reprinted 1985. 1988

Number of other titles listed: 82

Printed by: none stated

Content: Poem by Thos. Nashe; quotation from the Bible; dedication to Frideswide;

Notes:This is the first variation: the text on the front cover was printed in black, not purple.

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Printing plate


Printer: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Year: not dated

Size: plate 142 x 205 mm; printing surface 135 x 198 mm

Notes: This is a scan of the first printing plate made to print the cover of this Dictionary. The lettering was added separately.

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Printing plate for covers