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

Overview
Works: 543 works in 2,005 publications in 4 languages and 16,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Gazetteers  Diaries  Romances  Guidebooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other, Translator, Performer, Publisher, Annotator, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Henry B Wheatley
The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

89 editions published between 1892 and 1968 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

70 editions published between 1858 and 1992 in English and held by 950 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 2 includes a rondel which Percy ascribes to Chaucer, as well as verses purported to be by Queen Elizabeth I and King Charles I
Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language by Peter Levens( Book )

102 editions published between 1570 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 865 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 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Literary blunders; a chapter in the "History of human error." by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

30 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 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 )

38 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 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 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 319 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 304 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 held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1865 and 1987 in English and English, Middle and held by 284 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 )

27 editions published between 1865 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 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 )

24 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1898, books had become more affordable than they had been in the past, leading to greater literacy and a barometer of society's cultural and intellectual status. Using price points to trace the history of publishing and reading, the author considers manuscript prices, booksellers, auctions throughout the centuries, and prices of the earliest printed books
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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1909 and 2016 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 )

31 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 )

14 editions published between 1891 and 1968 in English and German and held by 207 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 II by Peter Cunningham( Book )

19 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language
Alternative Names
Henry B. Wheatley escritor británico

Henry Benjamin Wheatley

Henry Benjamin Wheatley écrivain britannique

Wheatley, H. B.

Wheatley, H. B. 1838-1917

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

Wheatley Henry B.

Wheatley, Henry B. 1838-1917

Wheatley, Henry Benjamin 1838-1917

Уитли, Генри Бенджамин

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Samuel Pepys and the world he lived inThe story of Nell Gwyn and the sayings of Charles II