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

Overview
Works: 487 works in 1,869 publications in 4 languages and 14,287 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Gazetteers  Biography  Romances  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other, Translator, Performer, Publisher, Annotator, Contributor
Classifications: DA447.P4, 914.21
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Most widely held works by Henry B Wheatley
The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

97 editions published between 1892 and 2006 in English and held by 1,225 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
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 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliques of ancient English poetry : consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, (chiefly of the lyric kind.) Together with some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )

80 editions published between 1857 and 1966 in English and held by 628 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 )

43 editions published between 1865 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

113 editions published between 1805 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of London by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

37 editions published between 1904 and 1971 in English and German and held by 441 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 )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 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 )

29 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 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
The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

28 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 326 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 )

22 editions published between 1887 and 2013 in English and held by 315 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
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 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

15 editions published between 1904 and 1949 in English and held by 300 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 )

31 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the author contextualizes Hogarth, his work and 18th-century London
London past and present : its history, associations, and traditions by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

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

Based upon the Handbook of London, by the late Peter Cunningham
How to catalogue a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

27 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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Уитли, Генри Бенджамин

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Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English languageMerlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.)