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

Overview
Works: 448 works in 1,895 publications in 4 languages and 16,095 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Gazetteers  Romances  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Honoree, Annotator, Publisher, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: DA447.P4, 914.2036
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Most widely held works by Henry B Wheatley
The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription by Samuel Pepys( Book )

165 editions published between 1892 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ... is one of our greatest historical records and ... a major work of English literature," writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's diary provides an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues and naval, church, and cultural affairs, as well as a quotidian journal of daily life in London during the Restoration."--Jacket
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 )

66 editions published between 1857 and 1992 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language by Peter Levens( Book )

99 editions published between 1570 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 871 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 )

69 editions published between 1865 and 2005 in English and English, Middle and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the Handbook of London, by the late Peter Cunningham
The story of London by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

34 editions published between 1904 and 1971 in English and German and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to form a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

39 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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
Literary blunders; a chapter in the "History of human error." by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

38 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 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
Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.) by Merlin( Book )

55 editions published between 1865 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 338 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 2013 in English and held by 317 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 survey of London by John Stow( Book )

24 editions published between 1912 and 1987 in English and held by 310 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 )

25 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 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)
Hogarth's London, pictures of the manners of the eighteenth century by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

21 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the author contextualizes Hogarth, his work and 18th-century London
The historical and the posthumous memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1772-1784; ed., with notes and additional chapters from the author's unpublished ms by Nathaniel William Wraxall( Book )

25 editions published between 1884 and 1885 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin; or, The early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.). Edited from the unique ms. in the University Library, Cambridge by William Edward Mead( Book )

19 editions published between 1865 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to make an index by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

24 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Nell Gwyn, and the sayings of Charles the Second by Peter Cunningham( Book )

24 editions published between 1888 and 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.)Merlin; or, The early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.). Edited from the unique ms. in the University Library, Cambridge
Alternative Names
Henry B. Wheatley British writer

Henry Benjamin Wheatley

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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Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English languageLondon, past and present; a dictionary of its history, associations, and traditionsSamuel Pepys and the world he lived inMerlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.)Merlin; or, The early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.). Edited from the unique ms. in the University Library, CambridgeThe story of Nell Gwyn, and the sayings of Charles the Second