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John Keats

Carr reported that he had published four editions of poems by John Keats (1795-1821) in his History of the QTP (1987). Only two impressions have been seen, which are presumed to be the first and second. Keats was not one of the first poets that Carr published, so the two other impressions are probably later. This was one of the first titles to be edited by someone else, Elizabeth Farrer, who lived in Barton Seagrave. She mixed letters sent by Keats with poems and short biographical notes.


(Last updated on 16/2/2021)



SBP-KEA1: First edition


Title: John Keats

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 129 x 97 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: Elizabeth Farrer

Cover artist: (Christopher Fiddes)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964

Telephone number: not given

Printing history: not stated

Number of other titles listed: 39

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

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Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)


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Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)


Content: Brief biography; short history. Poems: On first looking into Chapman's Homer; When I have fears that I may cease to be; two letters; La belle dame sans merci; three letters; Ode to a nightingale; letter; Ode on a Grecian urn; letter; two letters; Ode on melancholy; To autumn; three letters; letter; Last sonnet.

Notes: The background colour of the cover is white rather than the pale pink used for the second impression, and Christopher Fiddes' name is not recorded as the cover artist. His name was added to the second impression, perhaps because it was left it off the first? I suspect that the text inside the rear cover may have been used on another small book and was simply used again, to avoid new type setting, so Chris Fiddes' name was omitted.




SBP-KEA2: Second impression


Title: John Keats

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 129 x 98 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: Elizabeth Farrer

Cover artist: Christopher Fiddes

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964

Telephone number: not given

Printing history: not stated

Number of other titles listed: 39

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: Brief biography; short history; On first looking into Chapman's Homer; When I have fears that I may cease to be; two letters; La belle dame sans merci; three letters; Ode to a nightingale; letter; Ode on a Grecian urn; letter; two letters; Ode on melancholy; To autumn; three letters; letter; Last sonnet.

Notes: The background colour of the cover is pale pink rather than white. Christopher Fiddes' name has been added to the text inside the back cover.




SBP-KEA3: Third impression


Title:

Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: 19?

ISBN: None

Size: xxx xx xx mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: printed card covers

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist:

Internal illustrations:

Number in series:

Colophon:

Telephone number:

Printing history:

Number of other titles listed:

Printed by:

Content:


Notes: Not seen.

Image of book

Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)


Image of book

Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)




SBP-KEA4: Fourth impression


Title:

Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering

Year: 19?

ISBN: None

Size: xxx x xx mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: printed card covers

Paper:

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist:

Internal illustrations:

Number in series:

Colophon:

Telephone number:

Printing history:

Number of other titles listed:

Printed by:

Content:

Notes: Not seen.

Image of book

Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)


Image of book

Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)