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Gerard Manley Hopkins

Carr reported one edition of poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), a Jesuit priest and poet, in his History of the QTP (1987). Two impressions have been seen, the second published in May 1988, after the History had been published. Hopkins died at St. Stephen's Green in Dublin, of typhoid, aged 46 years.

The editor of the title is Nina Steane (1932-1990), named inside both impressions, and the cover design is signed Nina Steane, 1982. In the History of the QTP Carr credits Nina Carroll, which was her maiden name. Nina Steane was a poet whose husband, John Steane, was a head teacher in Kettering. She died in 1990 aged 57y and is buried in Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford with her son Peter, who also died in 1990, aged 27y.


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SBP-HOP1: First edition


Title: Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Year: (1982)

ISBN: None

Size: 127 x 94 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: two

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: white

Editor: Ninea Steane

Cover artist: Nina Steane

Internal illustrations: two drawings by Hopkins and a portrait by Steane, inside front cover

Number in series: none stated

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none

Printing history: none given

Number of other titles listed: none

Printed by: not stated

Image of book

Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)


Image of book

Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)


Content: Short biography. Poems: Fair havens - the nunnery; I must hunt down the prize...; history; Not kind! to freeze me with forecast...; To his watch; more history; 4 I am soft sift...; 5 I kiss my hand...; more history; The windhover: to Christ our lord; God's grandeur; The starlight night; Quotation; Spring; Pied beauty;Hurrahing in harvets; Quotatione from letter to bridges; The loss of the Eurydice; more history; No worst, there is none...; Thou art indeed just...; more history; O feel-of-primreose hands...; Spring; The habit of perfection; portrait; manuscript of Harry Ploughman.

Notes: This book mixes biographical details, poems and text from letters to Robert Bridges, who published Hopkin's poems posthumously. Carr stated in his History of the QTP that a book on the poems of Bridges was in preparation. It is not known to have been published.




SBP-HOP2: Second impression


Title: Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844-1889

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

Year: May 1988

ISBN: None

Size: 127 x 94 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: two

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: Ninea Steane

Cover artist: front cover by Nina Steane; back fasimilie of a poem by Hopkins

Internal illustrations: the back of the front cover of the first edition has been placed inside the front cover; the two drawings by Hopkins are retained.

Number in series: 85

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none

Printing history: none given

Number of other titles listed: 84 titles

Printed by: not stated

Image of book

Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)


Image of book

Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)



Content: Short biography. Poems: Fair havens - the nunnery; I must hunt down the prize...; more history; Not kind! to freeze me with forecast...; To his watch; more history; 4 I am soft sift...; 5 I kiss my hand...; more history; The windhover: to Christ our lord; God's grandeur; The starlight night; Quotation; Spring; Pied beauty;Hurrahing in harvets; Quotatione from letter to bridges; The loss of the Eurydice; more history; No worst, there is none...; Thou art indeed just...; more history; O feel-of-primreose hands...; Spring; The habit of perfection; portrait; manuscript of Harry Ploughman.

Notes: This impression is dated inside the rear cover, May 1988. It is numbered 85 with six other small books: Bunyan, Lear, Milton, Vaughan, The Devil's Dictionary and The Dictionary of Parsons.