J. L. Carr Picture Books


Price includes UK shipping.

We have ten of the J. L. Carr picture books for sale.

J. L. Carr of Kettering established The Quince Tree Press in 1966 and started to produce small pocket books of poems and decorated maps.

The small books are usually 16 stapled pages, about 9 x 13 cm, with decorated covers.

Carr described them: ‘These books fit small envelopes, go for a minimum stamp and are perfect for cold bedrooms – only one hand and a wrist need suffer exposure’.

15 Picture Books were published by J. L. Carr. He wanted to champion 20th Century Wood Engravers, whose work he thought had been overlooked. His first was on Thomas Bewick, which included extracts of his autobiography. Others are simply visual. They are great little publications and the perfect tiny gift for a wood engraving enthusiast. A further 4 were published by R. D. and J. M. Carr who continued the series.

All books are in good condition showing some signs of age, but no major damage. Some of the books have a mark from the original price sticker.


The books we have for sale are:

Clare Dalby's Picture Book. No. 93.
Marie Hartley's Picture Book. (Published by R.D. & J.M. Carr)
Joan Hassall's Picture Book. No. 71.
John Lawrence's Picture Book. No. 99.
George Mackley's Picture Book.
Hilary Paynter's Picture Book.
Monica Poole's Picture Book. No. 84.
Margaret Wells' Picture Book, arranged by Heulwen Williams. No 95.
Sarah van Niekerk Her Picture Book. No. 61.
The picture book of E. N. Ellis


These books will be shipped in the UK by Royal Mail 1st class signed for delivery and insured for their full value. Please allow one working day for this item to be dispatched - we'll let you know when it's on its way to you. See more information about shipping and returns in on the F.A.Q.s page.

Shipping charges for outside the UK will be calculated at checkout. Please send us a message if you have any problems or questions about this.

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