This title containing the poems of Robert Browning is not listed in Carr's History of the QTP, so may have been issued after 1987. He gave it number 92 in the series, a number that was also applied to editions of poems by Blake, Flecker, Kipling and Khayyam. This title was issued after several editions of the poems of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, back-to-back.
Hetty Beauchamp, the 17 year-old heroine of What Hetty Did, liked the poetry of Robert Browning and was studying it for her A-level exams, as did Carr when he was 17 years old, but for his School Certificate.
(Last updated on 6/4/2022)
SBP-BRO1: First impression
Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering
Size: 129 x 93 mm
Binding: blue matt printed card covers
Paper: pale blue
Illustrations: none within
Editor: (J.L. Carr)
Cover artist: unknown
Internal illustrations: none
Number in series: 92
Colophon: none used
Telephone number: (0536) 514995
Printing history: none stated
Number of other titles listed: none
Printed by: none stated
Content: Biography of Robert Browning; Details of books in series. Poems My Last Duchess; Love among the ruins; Evelyn Hope; A Toccata of Galuppi's; Two in the Campagna; Meeting at night; A Grammarian's funeral (which continues onto the rear cover).
Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)
Inside front cover (click to enlarge)
Notes: This volume is so full of poems there is no space for anything else; they spill over onto the rear cover. The scan makes the book look a brighter blue than it actually is.
Carr dedicated the book to Mr Rankin, his English teacher at Castleford Secondary School, who introduced him to Browning in 1928.