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Carr reported in his History of the QTP (1987) that there were four editions of maps of Kent. What I thought was the first map turns out to be the second, so as an ISBN for a map of Kent was registered in 1975, this must be the map I haven't seen yet, the third edition. I suspect that it has a limitation of 750 sheets, but I'm guessing. If you have a copy, please let me know.


Updated 2/11/2020.



MAP-KEN1: First edition


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

Year: 1967?

ISBN: none

Limitation: none stated, just the number

Size: 303 x 432 mm

Paper: thin white card

Colophon: sun face with address in lower right edge

Signed: Yes, pencil

Proofs where: AH

Notes: This map has no date and no limitation, just 'No 6' written in pencil to the right of the full colophon with Carr's address, which first appeared in about 1967, hence the presumed date of this map. In the lower left corner is a poem dated Manston and Swingfield 1944, which is probably by J.L. Carr as he was stationed there soon after he joined the R.A.F. (see next version)


The camp is still, the dying fire

Flickers across your painted shire

This map we made with brush & pen

Memorial to some Englishmen.


They went their way: at rest they lie.

We dared not let their memory die,

For, in some fierce extremity,

We must match our destiny.


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MAP-KEN2: Second edition


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

Year: [September 1969 according to ISBN]

ISBN: 0900847018

Limitation: 507 sheets

Size: 434 x 418 mm (the sheet may have been trimmed)

Paper: thin grey card

Colophon: sun face with address in lower right hand corner

Signed: Not seen

Proofs where: Kettering Public Library (proof); AH (unsigned map)

Notes: In the lower left corner is the same poem by Carr that was reproduced on the first edition, but it is dated R.A.F Manston October 1941, which is probably right as he was stationed there when he joined the R.A.F.


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MAP-KEN3: Third edition


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

Year: September 1975

ISBN: 090084745X

Limitation: 750? sheets

Size: xxx x xxx mm

Signed: Not seen

Proofs where: None seen

Notes: Map not seen but the ISBM was registered for a map of Kent in Septmebre 1975.


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MAP-KEN4: Fourth edition


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

Year: 1980

ISBN: none

Limitation: 980 sheets

Size: 611 x 433 mm

Signed: Yes

Proofs where: Kettering Public Library

Notes: Quotation from Julius Caesar: Of those who live there, the ones in Kent are the most civilised of the lot.

Thanks to Tim Dean for the photograph of the map.


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