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John Dryden

Carr only published one edition of poems by John Dryden (1631-1700) and only one edition is known. Carr claimed that he was a hard poet to sell.

(Last updated on 31/1/2021)

SBP-DRY1: First edition

Title: John Dryden

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

Year: 1970

ISBN: None

Size: 132 x 95 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: not stated, designed by J.L. Carr

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964 with name above and address below

Telephone number: 4995

Printing history: not stated

Number of other titles listed: 20

Printed by: G. Smith (Thrapston) Limited of Northamptonshire

Image of book

Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)

Image of book

Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)

Content: Biography with dates. Satirical portraits: Charles II, The English; The Earl of Shaftsbury; The Duke of Monmouth; Dr Titus Oates; Slingsby Bethal, Sheriff of London; Thomas Shadwell, Poet Laureate; Elkanah Settle, the city poet; John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, poet; Algernon Sidney's brother; Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, poet; Sir William Scroggs, Lord Chief Justice; George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham; England; John Milton.

Notes: This book is unusual in that it is dated by hand, under the Colophon: Published 1970. I wish he had done this for all his small books.