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Herbert, William 1718-1795

Overview
Works: 97 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 1,602 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Maps  Genealogy  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Topographic maps 
Roles: Author, Translator, Former owner, Contributor, edc, Cartographer, Editor, Other, Bookseller
Classifications: Z151, 686.20941
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Most widely held works by William Herbert
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 )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An index to Dibdin's edition of the Typographical antiquities by Samuel Roffey Maitland( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new directory for the East-Indies : with general and particular charts for the navigation of those seas; ... By William Herbert by William Herbert( )

28 editions published between 1758 and 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities, or, The history of printing in England Scotland and Ireland ... by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

9 editions published between 1810 and 1819 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topographical-map of the county of Kent by John Andrews( )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities by Joseph Ames( )

1 edition published in 1785 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities or The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland by Joseph Ames( Book )

8 editions published between 1785 and 1969 in English and held by 9 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. In Volume 1, the lives of Ames and Herbert are followed by discussions of printers from Caxton onwards
The ancient and present state of Glostershire by Robert Atkyns( Book )

4 editions published in 1768 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities or The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland by Joseph Ames( Book )

7 editions published between 1790 and 1969 in English and held by 8 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 3 considers the lives and work of printers from William Faques to Nicholas Bourman
Typographical antiquities or The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland by Joseph Ames( Book )

6 editions published between 1812 and 1969 in English and held by 7 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 2 considers the lives and work of printers including Wynken de Worde and Richard Pynson
A new nautical directory for the East-India and China navigation( Book )

2 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Éclaircissemens géographiques sur la carte de l'Inde by Jean Baptiste Bourgignon d' Anville( Book )

3 editions published in 1759 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
William Herbert English bibliographer

Languages
English (146)