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A Christmas Book

This book contains a collection of text, poems, quiz questions and engravings, mostly from other small books. Carr reported in his History of the QTP (1987) that he had published three impressions of this title. Two have been seen which differ by the colour of their paper.

This book was meant as a small Christmas present as there is a small roundel inside the front cover stating A happy Christmas and New Year! inside which can be written a short greeting and signature. I have one that Carr sent as a gift to a relation (see below)




SBX-CHR1: First edition

Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Mill Dale Road, Kettering
Year: 198?
ISBN: None
Size: 129 x 94 mm
Pagination: 16 pp
Staples: one
Binding: white matt printed card covers
Paper: white
Editor: (J.L. Carr)
Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)
Internal illustrations: two engravings by George Mackley; section from a map by J.L. Carr; woodcuts and engravings
Number in series: none given
Colophon: none
Telephone number: 0536 - 514995
Printing history: none stated
Number of other titles listed: none
Printed by: not stated

Content: Time draws near by Alfred Tennyson; When icicles hang by William Shakespeare; Which county is shown in the map; The Royal Family's Christmas Pudding; text from King James Bible; extract from small book on Sydney Smith; Riddles; I sing of a maiden..; 54 names begin with C; The Oxen by Thos. Hardy.

Notes: There is a thin white band at the bottom of the cover of this edition.

Image of covers

Rear and front covers


Image inside rear covers Image inside front covers

Inside rear cover (L) and front cover (R)




SBX-CHR2: Second impression

Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Mill Dale Road, Kettering
Year: 19?
ISBN: None
Size: 128 x 94 mm
Pagination: 16 pp
Staples: one
Binding: white matt printed card covers
Paper: pale green
Editor: (J.L. Carr)
Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)
Internal illustrations: two engravings by George Mackley; section from a map by J.L. Carr; woodcuts and engravings
Number in series: none given
Colophon: none
Telephone number: 0536 - 514995
Printing history: none stated
Number of other titles listed: none
Printed by: not stated

Content: Time draws near by Alfred Tennyson; When icicles hang by William Shakespeare; Which county is shown in the map; The Royal Family's Christmas Pudding; text from King James Bible; extract from small book on Sydney Smith; Riddles; I sing of a maiden..; 54 names begin with C; The Oxen by Thos. Hardy.

Notes: All impressions have the same covers and content, they differ only in the colour of the ink and the paper the text and engravings are printed on. This could be the third impression.

Image of covers

Rear and front covers


Image inside rear covers

Inside rear cover




SBX-CHR3: Third impression

Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Mill Dale Road, Kettering
Year: 19?
ISBN: None
Size: 125 x 94 mm
Pagination: 16 pp
Staples: 2
Binding: white matt card covers
Paper: green ink on cream paper
Editor: (J.L. Carr)
Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)
Internal illustrations: two engravings by George Mackley; section from a map by J.L. Carr; woodcuts and engravings
Colophon: none
Telephone number: 01536 - 574995
Printing history: none stated
Number of other titles listed: none litsed but it is stated that there are 52 titles in the series
Printed by:
Content:

Notes: All impressions have the same covers and content, they differ only in the colour of the ink and the paper the text and engravings are printed on. This could be the second impression.

Image of covers

Rear and front covers


Image inside rear covers

Inside rear cover