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us: Carter, John, 1905-1975


  • [John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) was an English author, diplomat, bibliographer, book-collector, antiquarian bookseller and Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society of London. After attending Eton College, he studied classics at King's College, Cambridge, where he gained a double first. His 1934 exposé, An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, co-written with Graham Pollard, exposed the forgeries of books and pamphlets by Harry Buxton Forman, a distinguished executive editor of Keats and Shelley, and Thomas J. Wise, one of the world's most prominent book collectors. Forman and Wise's crimes are generally regarded as one of the most notorious literary scandals of the twentieth century. Carter also wrote seminal books on aspects of book-collecting, and served on the board of directors of the influential journal The Book Collector, published by Queen Anne Press, a company managed by James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Carter also edited the prose of the poet A. E. Housman. He was the husband of the writer and curator Ernestine Carter and the brother of the printer Will Carter (1912-2001) of the Rampant Lions Press, at which some of his smaller-scale works were published. He was also a humorist and writer of clerihews, some of which were printed by Will Carter in 1938.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(author)
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        (edtf) 1905-05-10
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        (edtf) 1975-03-18
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        (lcdgt) Males
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      Carter, John Waynflete, 1905-1975
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    • found: His Binding variants ... 1932.
    • found: Library of Congress Manuscript Division for the Grant Richards Collection pertaining to A. E. Housman, 1898-1947 (John Waynflete Carter; poet; b. 1905; d. 1975)
    • found: RLIN21, 23 May 2006 (hdg: Carter, John, 1905-1975; predominant usage: John Carter)
    • found: Oxford dict. of nat. biog., 23 May 2006 (Carter, John Waynflete; bibliographer and antiquarian bookseller; b. 10 May 1905, Eton; d. 18 Mar. 1975, Westminster; European agent for Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927-1939, and managing director, 1946-1953; worked for the Ministry of Information during WWII; personal assistant to Sir Roger Makins, 1953-1955; associate director of Sothebys, 1956-1972; author of: Binding Variants in English Publishing; An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets; Victory in Burma; Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting; ABC for Book Collectors; and a short treatise on the correct mixing of a dry martini; editor of the poetry of A.E. Housman, the Curwen Press edition of Sir Thomas Browne's Urne-Buriall, and numerous catalogues)
    • found: John Carter, 2004: p. 2 (John Waynflete Carter, known as Jake to family and friends; b. 10 May, 1905) p. 81 (contributed periodical articles under the pseudonyms George Waynflete, Harriet Marlow, Ignoramus, and Homlock Shears) p. 171 (contributed periodical articles under the pseudonym Waynflete) p. 173 (edited the 2nd ed. of Clerihews under the pseudonym John Waynflete, B.A.) p. 324 (d. 18 Mar. 1975)
    • found: Wikimedia data, found via Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(author), February 22, 2016 (sex or gender: male; occupation: writer; NDL identifier: 00435429; BnF identifier: 13185451m; LCAuth identifier: n50033943; GND identifier: 124796508; SUDOC authorities: 035378123; ISNI: 0000000109010270; country of citizenship: United Kingdom; instance of: human; date of birth: +1905-05-10T00:00:00Z; date of death: +1975-03-18T00:00:00Z; Oxford Biography Index Number: 101030904; given name: John; NTA identifier (Netherlands): 068512686; BAV (Vatican Library) identifier: ADV10043803; LNB identifier: 000049407; NLA identifier: 35704462; NSK identifier: 000470174; National Portrait Gallery (London) person identifier: mp91806; notable work: Printing and the Mind of Man; surname: Carter; languages spoken or published: English; P1946: vtls000579488; People Australia identifier: 1050290; labels: John Carter; ja: ジョン・カーター; descriptions: English author; ja: イギリスの著作家; britisk skribent; brittisk författare; Englischer Autor; auteur anglais; Brits schrijver ; aliases: John Waynflete Carter; ja: J・カーター) {http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6225343}
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    • [John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) was an English author, diplomat, bibliographer, book-collector, antiquarian bookseller and Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society of London. After attending Eton College, he studied classics at King's College, Cambridge, where he gained a double first. His 1934 exposé, An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, co-written with Graham Pollard, exposed the forgeries of books and pamphlets by Harry Buxton Forman, a distinguished executive editor of Keats and Shelley, and Thomas J. Wise, one of the world's most prominent book collectors. Forman and Wise's crimes are generally regarded as one of the most notorious literary scandals of the twentieth century. Carter also wrote seminal books on aspects of book-collecting, and served on the board of directors of the influential journal The Book Collector, published by Queen Anne Press, a company managed by James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Carter also edited the prose of the poet A. E. Housman. He was the husband of the writer and curator Ernestine Carter and the brother of the printer Will Carter (1912-2001) of the Rampant Lions Press, at which some of his smaller-scale works were published. He was also a humorist and writer of clerihews, some of which were printed by Will Carter in 1938.] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(author)
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