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Edward Thomas

Carr reported in his History of the QTP (1987) that he had published four books of the poems of Edward Thomas (1878-1917). Three books have been seen, each with a different cover design and slightly different internally, so they are described as different editions. The third edition states that there are 50 in the series, which means it is dated around 1982, so may have been reprinted. The ISBN might have been allocated to the second impression as 1975 seems a bit late to have published only 10 titles; 31 is more likely.


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SBP-THOMA1: First edition

Title: Edward Thomas

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

Year: December 1976

ISBN: none

Size: mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: paper

Editor: Edited and designed by Sally Muir

Cover artist: Christopher Fiddes

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: half full colophon with name above and address added by hand below

Telephone number: 4995

Printing history: not stated

Number of other titles listed: 10

Printed by: Harry Richardson (Printers) ltd., Water Street, Kettering

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Content: Dates of birth and death; poem by P.J. Kavanagh about Thomas; three quotations about Thomas. Poems: Yes. I remember Adlestrop...; But these things also are Spring's...; And you, Helen, what should I give you?...; If I should ever by chance grow rich...; Now first, as I shut the door,...; Tall nettles cover up...; Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed...; Old Man, or Lad's-love...; I am alone in the dark still night...; Rain, midnight rain...; What does it mean?...; The green elm...; The glory of the beauty of the monring...; It seems I have no tears left...; It was upon a July evening.

Notes: The book contains credits to Mfanwy Thomas, Laurence Whistler, P.J. Kavanagh and the publishers, Faber & Faber. It was issued in Mini-Poets series. This is the first edition but, given the number of titles listed, it may not be the impression given an ISBN in August 1975, as that is a later date than other impressions that also list only 15 titles.




SBP-THOMA2: Second edition

Title: Edward Thomas

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

Year: 19?

ISBN: 0900847654

Size: 131 x 97 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: one

Binding: white printed semi-gloss card covers

Paper: white

Editor: Edited and designed by Sally Muir

Cover artist: Peter Newcombe

Internal illustrations: Drawings by Peter Newcombe

Number in series: not stated

Colophon: sun face 1964

Telephone number: not stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 31

Printed by: G. Smith (Thrapston) Limited of North-amptonshire

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Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)


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Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)


Content: Dates of birth and death; poem by P.J. Kavanagh about Thomas; three quotations about Thomas; Over the land freckled... Poems: Yes. I remember Adlestrop...; But these things also are Spring's...; And you, Helen, what should I give you?...; If I should ever by chance grow rich...; Now first, as I shut the door,...; Tall nettles cover up...; Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed...; Old Man, or Lad's-love...; I am alone in the dark still night...; Rain, midnight rain...; What does it mean?...; The green elm...; The glory of the beauty of the morning...; Awhile forgetting how I am fast pent..; It was upon a July evening.

Notes: The book contains credits to Mfanwy Thomas, P.J. Kavanagh and the publishers, Faber & Faber. This is a slightly taller and wider edition than most. The poem on page 15 was changed.




SBP-THOMA3: Third edition

Title: Edward Thomas

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 124 x 93 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: two

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: white

Editor: Edited and designed by Sally Muir

Cover artist: Peter Newcombe

Internal illustrations: Drawings by Peter Newcombe

Number in series: The are 50 books in this series

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: not stated

Number of other titles listed: none

Printed by: none stated

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Content: Dates of birth and death; story about W.H. Davies; quotation by Joseph Conrad about Thomas; quote from Thomas; credits. Poems: Yes. I remember Adlestrop...; If I should ever by chance grow rich...; But these things also are Spring's...; Rain, midnight rain...; Out in the dark over the snow...; Now first, as I shut the door,...; And you, Helen, what should I give you?...; Old Man, or Lad's-love...; Tall nettles cover up...; Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed...; I am alone in the dark still night...; It was upon a July evening...; The glory of the beauty of the morning...; Gallows; It seems I have no tears left...

Notes: The order of poems was changed and new poems added plus some text.




SBP-THOMA4: unknown

Title: Edward Thomas

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

Year: 19?

ISBN: None

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Pages: 16

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