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George Mackley's Picture Book

Carr reported in his History of the QTP that he had published two impressions of engravings by George Mackley (1900-1983). I have seen three impressions, the second and third differ only in the colour of the covers, so I don't know which came before the other.

Mackley's entry in Wikipedia is sparse, to say the least. If you know anything about him please add to it or tell me, and I will add it to Wikipedia, ideally with references.

The fact that this small book was printed by two different companies indicates that in this instance, Carr retained the printing plates. I wonder why Carr transferred from Seddon to Dawes for the second impression? Price, perhaps. Seddon's closed down in the mid-2000s, perhaps because the market for shoe boxes had dwindled, and their premises were derelict in 2011.

According to Jisc Library Hub there is a copy in the Royal Academy of Arts, but it's not listed in the RA catalogue. There is a copy in the library of the Victoria and Albert Museum.


(Last updated on 30/11/2020)



SBE-MAC1: First edition

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 127 x 93 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white glossy printed card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: George Mackley

Internal illustrations: 23 engravings

Number in series: none given

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: none stated

Printed by: Seddon Packaging & Print Limited, Dryden Street, Kettering

Content: Short biography; quotation; verse by Matthew Arnold; Marinus Buis (bookplate?); (life buoy and boat); (rowing boat); (two anchors); (church and houses); (church on a hill with houses); (bare trees and buildings); (bridge); (large tree and stone wall); (church spire); (house by lake); (canal lock); (flowers); (wild flowers); (chestnuts); (houses behind a bridge); (wooden bridge); (stream and bare trees in winter); (hay rick in a field with trees); (music notes around sheep); (music notes around sailing boats); (music notes around a trumpet).

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Rear and front covers


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SBE-MAC2: Second impression

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 127 x 93 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white glossy printed card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: George Mackley

Internal illustrations: 23 engravings

Number in series: none given

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: none stated

Printed by: Peter Dawes Printers, 6 Canon Street, Kettering, Northants

Content: Short biography; quotation; verse by Matthew Arnold; Marinus Buis (bookplate?); (life buoy and boat); (rowing boat); (two anchors); (church and houses); (church on a hill with houses); (bare trees and buildings); (bridge); (large tree and stone wall); (church spire); (house by lake); (canal lock); (flowers); (wild flowers); (chestnuts); (houses behind a bridge); (wooden bridge); (stream and bare trees in winter); (hay rick in a field with trees); (music notes around sheep); (music notes around sailing boats); (music notes around a trumpet).

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Rear and front covers


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Inside rear cover


Notes: This could be the third impression.




SBE-MAC3: Third impression

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None
Size: 127 x 93 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white glossy printed card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: George Mackley

Internal illustrations: 23 engravings

Number in series: none given

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: none stated

Printed by: Peter Dawes Printers, 6 Canon Street, Kettering, Northants

Content: Short biography; quotation; verse by Matthew Arnold; Marinus Buis (bookplate?); (life buoy and boat); (rowing boat); (two anchors); (church and houses); (church on a hill with houses); (bare trees and buildings); (bridge); (large tree and stone wall); (church spire); (house by lake); (canal lock); (flowers); (wild flowers); (chestnuts); (houses behind a bridge); (wooden bridge); (stream and bare trees in winter); (hay rick in a field with trees); (music notes around sheep); (music notes around sailing boats); (music notes around a trumpet).

Image of item

Rear and front covers


Image of item

Inside rear cover


Notes: This could be the second impression.