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Samuel Johnson. The Sayings of Chairman Johnson

Carr reported in his History of the QTP (1987) that he had published five editions of this small book of quotations from the writings and dictionary of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). Four have been seen. Their order of publication is not certain.


(Last updated on 17/4/2021)



SBX-JOH1: First edition?


Title: The Sayings of Chairman Johnson

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

Year: (March 1976)

ISBN: (0900847697)

Size: 129 x 93 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white matt printed card covers

Paper: white

Arranged by: Edmund Kirby

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 30

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Content: Short history; Quotations from Walter Raleigh and Oliver Goldsmith; Pronouncements (27 entries); Yet hope not life from grief or danger free...; Dictionary Johnson (7 entries); Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield; A literary party (24 entries); You must take me as I am (21 entries).

Notes: The date is taken from the date the ISBN was registered.

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SBX-JOH2: Second impression


Title: The Sayings of Chairman Johnson

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

Year: 197?

ISBN: (0900847697)

Size: 128 x 94 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: one

Binding: white matt printed card covers

Paper: white

Arranged by: Edmund Kirby

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: none given

Colophon: house

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: 33

Printed by: Central Printing Works (Kettering) Ltd.

Content: Short history; Quotations from Walter Raleigh and Oliver Goldsmith; Pronouncements (27 entries); Yet hope not life from grief or danger free...; Dictionary Johnson (7 entries); Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield; A literary party (24 entries); You must take me as I am (21 entries).

Notes:

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SBX-JOH3: Third impression


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

Year: 19?

ISBN: None

Size: xxx x xx mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples:

Binding:

Paper: white

Arranged by: Edmund Kirby

Cover artist:

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: none given

Colophon:

Telephone number:

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: xx

Printed by:

Content:

Notes:

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SBX-JOH4: Fourth impression


Title: The Sayings of Chairman Johnson

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 125 x 92 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: two

Binding: yellow matt card covers

Paper: white

Arranged by: Edmund Kirby

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: 71

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: none

Printed by: not stated

Content: Short history; Quotations from Walter Raleigh and Oliver Goldsmith; Pronouncements (27 entries); Yet hope not life from grief or danger free...; Dictionary Johnson (7 entries); Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield; A literary party (24 entries); You must take me as I am (21 entries); facsimile of signed letter; quotation from Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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Notes: This is one of nine titles numbered 71. The other eight are: Bacon, Bewick, Chaucer, Donne, Frank, Hassall, Rosettis and the Little Book of Bookplates.




SBX-JOH5: Fifth impression


Title: The Sayings of Chairman Johnson

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

Year: 198?

ISBN: None

Size: 125 x 92 mm

Pages: 16 pp

Staples: two

Binding: white glossy card covers

Paper: pale brown

Arranged by: Edmund Kirby

Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)

Internal illustrations: none

Number in series: 71

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none stated

Printing history: none stated

Number of other titles listed: none

Printed by: not stated

Content: Short history; Quotations from Walter Raleigh and Oliver Goldsmith; Pronouncements (27 entries); Yet hope not life from grief or danger free...; Dictionary Johnson (7 entries); Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield; A literary party (24 entries); You must take me as I am (21 entries); facsimile of signed letter; quotation from Boswell's Life of Johnson.

Image of cover

Rear and front covers


Image inside rear cover

Inside rear cover


Notes: This is one of nine titles numbered 71. The other eight are: Bacon, Bewick, Chaucer, Donne, Frank, Hassall, Rosettis and the Little Book of Bookplates.