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
Size: 132 x 95 mm
Binding: white printed glossy card covers
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
Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)
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.