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Jane Austen. The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

Carr reported in his History of the QTP (1987) that he had published eight impressions of this short biographical history by Jane Austen, but only six have been seen. The printing history is stated until the third impression but was then dropped, so the order of subsequent impressions is uncertain. Other impressions have not been identified, but may be no different from the supposed sixth, which does not give a printing history, does not name a printer, which lists 32 titles, and is printed on white card. Unless the paper or card used for the cover is different, they will be hard to tell from previous impressions. Any Reader with an impression not shown here is asked to get in contact.


(Last updated on 14/9/2021 when photos of the second impression were added)



SBX-AUS1: First edition


Title: The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

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

Year: (November 1977)

ISBN: 0900947883

Size: 131 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: full page decoration on page 1 (Ah, l'aimable Jane1) and 12 small decorations

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 27

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Jane Austen's dates; quotations; Henry the 4th; Henry the 5th; Henry the 6th; Edward the 4th; Edward the 5th; Richard the 3d; Henry the 7th; Henry the 8th; Edward the 6th; Mary; Elizabeth; James the 1st; Charles the 1st

Notes: The date of publication is taken from the date given in the third impression. The ISBN was also registered on that date.

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SBX-AUS2: Second impression


Title: The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

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

Year: June 1978

ISBN: 0900947883

Size: 130 x 98 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white card

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: full page decoration on page 1 (Ah, l'aimable Jane!) and 12 small decorations

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: Published November 1977, Reprint June 1978

Number of other titles listed: 30

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Jane Austen's dates; quotations; Henry the 4th; Henry the 5th; Henry the 6th; Edward the 4th; Edward the 5th; Richard the 3d; Henry the 7th; Henry the 8th; Edward the 6th; Mary; Elizabeth; James the 1st; Charles the 1st

Notes: Thanks to Mike Goodenough for the photos and the details of the small book.

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SBX-AUS3: Third impression?


Title: The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

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

Year: January 1979

ISBN: 0900947883

Size: 131 x 97 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: full page decoration on page 1 (Ah, l'aimable Jane!) and 12 small decorations

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: Published November 1977, Reprint June 1978, 2nd reprint January 1979

Number of other titles listed: 30

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd

Content: Jane Austen's dates; quotations; Henry the 4th; Henry the 5th; Henry the 6th; Edward the 4th; Edward the 5th; Richard the 3d; Henry the 7th; Henry the 8th; Edward the 6th; Mary; Elizabeth; James the 1st; Charles the 1st

Notes: The printing history indicates that this is the third impression but it might not be if Carr simply reprinted the third impression.

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SBX-AUS4: Fourth impression?


Title: The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

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

Year: (November 1977)

ISBN: 0900947883

Size: 125 x 95 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: full page decoration on page 1 (Ah, l'aimable Jane!) and 12 small decorations

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 32

Printed by: not stated

Content: Jane Austen's dates; quotations; Henry the 4th; Henry the 5th; Henry the 6th; Edward the 4th; Edward the 5th; Richard the 3d; Henry the 7th; Henry the 8th; Edward the 6th; Mary; Elizabeth; James the 1st; Charles the 1st

Notes:

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SBX-AUS5: Fifth impression?


Title: The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

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

Year:

ISBN: 0900947883

Size: 129 x 95 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: two

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: full page decoration on page 1 (Ah, l'aimable Jane!) and 12 small decorations

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 32

Printed by: Arkle Print, Northampton

Content: Jane Austen's dates; quotations; Henry the 4th; Henry the 5th; Henry the 6th; Edward the 4th; Edward the 5th; Richard the 3d; Henry the 7th; Henry the 8th; Edward the 6th; Mary; Elizabeth; James the 1st; Charles the 1st

Notes: This impression is the same as the fourth but a printer is named, Arkle Print, which is believed to be one of the last printers that Carr used.

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SBX-AUS6: Sixth impression?


Title: The History of England by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian

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

Year:

ISBN: 0900947883

Size: 129 x 94 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: two

Binding: white printed matt card covers

Paper: cream

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: full page decoration on page 1 (Ah, l'aimable Jane!) and 12 small decorations

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none given

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 32

Printed by: none stated

Content: Jane Austen's dates; quotations; Henry the 4th; Henry the 5th; Henry the 6th; Edward the 4th; Edward the 5th; Richard the 3d; Henry the 7th; Henry the 8th; Edward the 6th; Mary; Elizabeth; James the 1st; Charles the 1st

Notes: This impression is the same as the previous impression but no printer is named and the cover is of quite heavy matt card. It is printed on cream paper

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