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Murray, John 1778-1843

Works: 573 works in 823 publications in 2 languages and 8,617 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Sources  Biography  Bibliography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Author, Printer, Recipient, Editor, Director, Bookseller, Former owner, Dedicatee
Classifications: HB161, 330
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Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, and her second husband, the Hon. George Berkeley : from 1712 to 1767 ; with historical, biographical, and explanatory notes ; in two volumes by Henrietta Hobart Howard Suffolk( Book )

1 edition published in 1824 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities, or, The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland : containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them by Joseph Ames( Book )

in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this work was published, its original author had been dead for fifty years. As the title page explains, the work of Joseph Ames (1687-1759) was considerably augmented by William Herbert (1718-95), and then 'greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings' by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), several of whose other works are also reissued in this series. Ames' history of printing, based on his own collection, was published in 1749, as an aid to booksellers in identifying old works (and modern forgeries). Herbert, a printseller and bibliophile, acquired Ames' own interleaved copy of the work and intended to enlarge it, but died having completed only three of six proposed volumes. His working copies then passed to Dibdin, who eventually published this four-volume edition between 1810 and 1819. Volume 4 considers the lives and work of printers from Reynold Wolfe to Thomas Hacket
The principles of political economy & taxation by David Ricardo( Book )

3 editions published between 1817 and 1819 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of Ricardo's On the principles of political economy, and taxation, with Folio VIEWS text management program for PCs
A brief narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," : in His Majesty's ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835 by George Back( Book )

2 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of an expedition from Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, northeast to the Fish River (Back River) and the Arctic Coast. Includes scientific observations
The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esq. : with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters by Edward Gibbon( Book )

2 editions published between 1814 and 1815 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definitions in political economy by T. R Malthus( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean by James Burney( Book )

in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain James Burney (1750-1821), the son of the musicologist Dr Charles Burney and brother of the novelist Fanny Burney, was a well-travelled sailor, best known for this monumental compilation of voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean. After joining the navy in 1764, he sailed on Cook's second voyage between 1772 and 1774, and was also present on the ill-fated third voyage. He retired from the navy in 1784 and turned to writing works on exploration. These volumes, published between 1803 and 1817, and regarded as the standard work
Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
Letters and journals of Lord Byron : with notices of his life by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

4 editions published between 1830 and 1833 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes contributions to published journals
Narrative of an expedition to explore the River Zaire, usually called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816 by James Hingston Tuckey( Book )

4 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1816, an expedition to Africa, commanded by Captain James Tuckey (1776-1816), set out on HMS Congo, accompanied by the storeship Dorothy. The aim was to discover more about African geography - of which relatively little was then known - and in particular the connection between the River Congo, also known as the Zaire, and the Niger Basin. The mission failed when eighteen crew members, including Tuckey, died from virulent fevers and attacks by hostile natives. However, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty gave permission for publication of Tuckey's notes, and those of his Norwegian botanist Christen Smith (1785-1816), who also died during the voyage. First published in 1818, the work comprises their narratives of the doomed expedition. At the time it aroused Western interest in Africa, encouraging further research, and it remains of interest to geographers, botanists and scholars of African studies today
Observations on the effects of the corn laws by T. R Malthus( Book )

3 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malthus is most famous as the inventor of a simple equation between population and food supply. In this treatise Malthus states the arguments for and against the protection of agriculture, holding the balance between the two opinions, but hinting that the political dependence caused by free trade was a serious evil, and that agriculture was more important than manufacture
The speeches of the Right Honorable William Huskisson : with a biographical memoir, supplied to the editor from authentic sources by W Huskisson( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of geology by Charles Lyell( Book )

2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin, Marx, or Freud, Lyell's Principles of Geology has never before been available in paperback. In the second of three volumes, Lyell (1797-1875) continues his uniformitarian argument of Volume I--the physical features of the earth are endlessly fluctuating around a stable mean--but focuses on organic rather than inorganic processes. Volume II is widely known because of its influence on Darwin, who took the book on his famous Beagle voyage and was stimulated by Lyell's extensive treatment of biological history and diversity
Letter to **** ****** on the Rev. W.L. Bowles' strictures on the life and writings of Pope by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

12 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island : with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices by Basil Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1818 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through the interior provinces of Columbia by John Potter Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publisher and his friends; memoir and correspondence of John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )

3 editions published between 1891 and 1911 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 1 commences with the beginnings of the firm in Scotland, and takes the story up to 1818. Volume 2 describes innovations including the famous travel guides, and ends with an assessment of Murray's publishing career
A publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Captain Medwin's conversations of Lord Byron by John Murray( Book )

8 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
John Murray

John Murray 1778–1843)

John Murray Schots uitgever

McMurray, John 1778-1843

Murray and Highley.

Murray, J.

Murray, J. fl. 1796-1843

Murray, John 1778-1843 II.

Murray, John II

Murray John II 1778-1843

Murray John Samuel 1778-1843

Murray, John (Verleger, 1778-1843) 1778-1843

Murray William 1778-1843

Мюррей, Джон

Мюррей, Джон (издатель)

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The letters of John Murray to Lord Byron