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Wheatley, Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) 1838-1917

Overview
Works: 489 works in 1,996 publications in 4 languages and 17,029 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Gazetteers  Romances  Diaries  Guidebooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other, Translator, Annotator, Performer, Publisher, Contributor
Classifications: PR1181, 914.21
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Most widely held works by Henry B Wheatley
Reliques of ancient English poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )

101 editions published between 1857 and 1992 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting a friend, the writer and cleric Thomas Percy (1729-1811) noticed a neglected folio whose pages were being used by the maids to light the fire. Upon inspection, this manuscript was found to be a seventeenth-century collection of historical ballads. Following this discovery, Percy collected further ballads and songs from a number of sources, which he published in this three-volume work in 1765, although ultimately only a quarter of the texts he presented came from that original manuscript. Although this work proved to be incredibly popular, Percy's idiosyncratic editorial practices also received much criticism. The collection centres on historical ballads and romances, demonstrating the development of language, customs and traditions, to which Percy added contemporary ballads for his readers' enjoyment. Volume 3 includes ballads of Sir Gawain, King Arthur and St George and the Dragon, and contains the additions and corrections to all three volumes
Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language by Peter Levens( Book )

103 editions published between 1570 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the orthographie and congruitie of the Britan tongue : a treates noe shorter then necessarie, for the schooles by Alexander Hume( Book )

44 editions published between 1865 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.) by Merlin( Book )

112 editions published between 1805 and 2016 in English and English, Middle and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of London by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

36 editions published between 1904 and 1971 in English and German and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pepys and the world he lived in by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

52 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was an eminent bibliographer, author and editor who served as assistant secretary to the Royal Society of Arts between 1879 and his retirement in 1908. He also had a particular interest in the life of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), founding the Samuel Pepys Club in 1903 and producing the most reliable edition of Pepys' diary until the Latham edition (1970-1983). This volume, first published in 1880, contains a detailed biography of Pepys. Using contemporary sources, Wheatley discusses Pepys' achievements during the period his diary was kept, his progression in the Navy Board and his resignation in 1689. Wheatley also provides fascinating descriptions of Restoration society, manners and customs, exploring the historical context of Samuel Pepys' life through discussions of various incidents taken from his diary. This volume remains a standard reference for the historical context of Pepys' diary and life
Literary blunders; a chapter in the "History of human error." by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

31 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delight in other people's errors never dates, and this little book, first published in 1893, is a fount of human folly and a joy to read. Its compiler, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), was a distinguished librarian, bibliographer and scholar, and a prolific author on London history and the history of books. This publication displays his great sense of humour, and his effortless command of far-flung sources in the search for a good joke. Citing examples from historians to misguided schoolboys, as well as from everyday conversation, Wheatley looks at comic misprints, misunderstandings, and garbled English in foreign parts. However, the book also has a more serious contribution to make: the chapter on printed errata makes use of the earliest evidence of proof correction by authors, and the analysis of misprints in early printing shows how many variant readings in the works of Shakespeare came about
How to form a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

40 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheatley set about writing this 1887 volume knowing that his attempt to form a personal library was only one of many ways to approach such a large subject. This book includes chapters on people's existing libraries, how to buy books, overviews of both public and private libraries, bibliographies, publishing societies, libraries for children, and a list of one hundred desirable books
The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

29 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a rare 1603 account of London and its history
The dedication of books to patron and friend; a chapter in literary history by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

23 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1887 volume traces the history of book dedications, beginning with the use of dedications to express love, then to the mercenary practice of selling dedications to patrons, and concluding with a more neutral, balanced sort of dedication. Wheatley confines his selection to English books, concentrating on Shakespeare, Dryden, and Dr. Johnson
The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

15 editions published between 1904 and 1949 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, past and present; a dictionary of its history, associations, and traditions by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

7 editions published between 1891 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

32 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prolific author and bibliographer, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) wrote or edited dozens of works during a distinguished literary career. First published in 1898 as the fourth volume in Richard Garnett's 'Library Series', Prices of Books traces the market value of books in England from the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. Wheatley recounts the history of booksellers, and manuscript and book pricing in England, providing detailed analyses of significant auction sales over three centuries. He also devotes chapters to the pricing history of Shakespeare's works and other notable English publications. Serving as a fascinating micro-history of England's reading and book-collecting habits, this work will appeal to those interested in antiquarian culture and the history of the book. Several other works by Wheatley are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, including the delightful Literary Blunders (1893)
The diary of Samuel Pepys [for the years A.D. 1659-1669] by Samuel Pepys( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth's London, pictures of the manners of the eighteenth century by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the author contextualizes Hogarth, his work and 18th-century London
How to catalogue a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

32 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a prolific writer on bibliography, literature and the arts. As founder of the Index Society, and editor of The Bibliographer, he was also involved in the foundation of the Library Association. In that context he wrote several works on library topics. How to Catalogue a Library (1889) was aimed at smaller library collections, as existing systems, such as the manuals of the British Museum library or the Library of Congress, were too elaborate for smaller collections. Wheatley begins by defining the differences between catalogues, indexes and bibliographies, and then compares the existing rules. He discusses the physical form of catalogues and lists the minimum requirements for the catalogue of a small library. He also discusses cataloguing manuscripts and cross-referencing, and provides a useful index of Latin place names. The book contains much on the theory of organisation of information still of relevance today
London past and present : its history, associations, and traditions by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 1968 in English and German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the Handbook of London, by the late Peter Cunningham
The story of Nell Gwyn, and the sayings of Charles the Second by Peter Cunningham( Book )

19 editions published between 1888 and 2004 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn (or Gwynn or Gwynne) (2 February 1650 ? 14 November 1687) was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. Elizabeth Howe, in The First English Actresses, says she was "the most famous Restoration actress of all time, possessed of an extraordinary comic talent.""--Wikipedia
The diary of Samuel Pepys : transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright, from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge by Samuel Pepys( Book )

13 editions published between 1904 and 1962 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.)
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Henry B. Wheatley British writer

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Wheatley, H. B. 1838-1917

Wheatley, H. B. (Henry Benjamin), 1838-1917

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Wheatley, Henry B. 1838-1917

Wheatley, Henry Benjamin 1838-1917

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Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.)Samuel Pepys and the world he lived inThe story of Nell Gwyn, and the sayings of Charles the Second