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Murray, John 1778-1843

Works: 717 works in 1,018 publications in 2 languages and 10,054 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Periodicals  Reviews  Diaries  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Book reviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Author, Printer, Editor, Originator, Recipient, Director, Bookseller, Other, 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 )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. : from a variety of original sources by James Prior( Book )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 166 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 160 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
On the principles of political economy and taxation by David Ricardo( Book )

3 editions published between 1817 and 1819 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, originally published in 1817, is one of the founding texts of modern economics. Enormously successful as a stockbroker, David Ricardo (1772-1823) was able to lead the life of a wealthy country squire, while his intellectual interests caused him to move in the circles of Thomas Malthus and James Mill. It was at Mill's urging that Ricardo published this book, entered Parliament in 1819 (as an independent member for a rotten Irish borough) and worked for financial and parliamentary reform. Ricardo argues in this work that Adam Smith was mistaken in his understanding of the economic significance of rent, and also demonstrates the mutual benefit of free trade between countries, as against protectionism. The book's findings and conclusions have been controversial since its publication, but led John Stuart Mill to judge Ricardo 'the greatest political economist'
The English review, or An Abstract of English and foreign literature( )

in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

10 editions published between 1891 and 1911 in English and held by 141 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
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 )

3 editions published between 1814 and 1815 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the death of Edward Gibbon (1737-94), his unpublished papers were left to his friend John Baker Holroyd, first earl of Sheffield, who published them in two volumes in 1796. Volume 2 contains abstracts from Gibbon's reading, with his reflections on what he read, and extracts from his journal (sometimes in French, with a parallel translation), short pieces on various aspects of Roman history, an outline of his planned history of the world from the ninth to the end of the fifteenth century, literary criticism, a history of the House of Brunswick (ancestors of the Hanoverian British royal family), and a riposte to a criticism of his own great work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, which is also reissued (in the 1896-1900 edition by J. B. Bury) in the Cambridge Library Collection
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 by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 138 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
A chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean ... by James Burney( Book )

in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and journals of Lord Byron : with notices of his life by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

1 edition published in 1830 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 121 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naval officer and man of science, Basil Hall (1788-1844) commanded the brig HMS Lyra as part of Lord Amherst's 1816 embassy to the Qing court in China. While Amherst was engaged on his ultimately abortive venture, the mission's ships visited the west coast of Korea, and then travelled to the island of Okinawa (then known as the Great Loo-Choo Island), where they stayed for several weeks. Little was known about these regions in Britain, and this illustrated account of the journey offered many insights. As well as providing nautical data, such as surveys, soundings and meteorological observations, Hall also comments on geography and culture. A substantial vocabulary and primer on the Okinawan language, compiled by fellow naval officer H. J. Clifford, is included in the appendix. Hall's narratives of his later travels to both North and South America are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Travels through the interior provinces of Columbia by John Potter Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertha's visit to her uncle in England by Marcet( Book )

4 editions published between 1830 and 1831 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to John Murray, Esq., from Lord Nugent : touching an article in the last Quarterly Review, on a book called "Some memorials of Hampden, his party, and his times." by George Nugent Grenville Nugent( Book )

5 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Byron to John Murray, Venice January 8th, 1818 by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of John Murray to Lord Byron by John Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They show, for instance, to what extent Byron was amenable to Murray's suggestions as to alterations and revisions in his poetry, and how far Murray was prompted to publish works by authors at Byron's recommendation (Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" and "Christabel" owe their publication to just such a recommendation)."
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Alternative Names
John Murray

John Murray 1778–1843)

John Murray éditeur britannique

John Murray editor británico

John Murray Schots uitgever

McMurray, John 1778-1843

Murray 1778-1843

Murray and Highley.

Murray J.

Murray, J. 1778-1843

Murray, J. fl. 1796-1843

Murray, John 1778-1843 II.

Murray, John II

Murray John II 1778-1843

Murray, John Samuel

Murray John Samuel 1778-1843

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

Murray, William

Murray William 1778-1843

Мюррей, Джон

Мюррей, Джон (издатель)

جان مورای

ジョン・マレー (1778-1843)

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The letters of John Murray to Lord Byron