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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham 1810-1897

Overview
Works: 246 works in 1,650 publications in 3 languages and 16,105 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Fiction  Quotations  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Examinations  Bio-bibliography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Originator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Proofreader
Classifications: PN43, 803
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Most widely held works about Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
 
Most widely held works by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

137 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompasses real, fictitious, and mythical names from history, romance, the arts, science, and fable, and phrases, superstitions, and customs ancient and contemporary
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

136 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 19,000 definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins
The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

96 editions published between 1898 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of phrase and fable, giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

209 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published in 1870, this treasury of 'words that have a tale to tell has established itself as one of the great reference classics-the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information. At the heart of the dictionary lie entries on the meaning and origin of a vast range of words and expressions, from everyday phrases to Latin tags. Alongside these are articles on people and events in mythology and religion, and on folk customs, superstitions and beliefs. Major events and people in history are also treated, as are movements in art and literature, famous literary characters, and key aspects of popular culture, philosophy, geography, science and magic. To complete this rich mix of information, Brewer and his subsequent editors have added an extraordinary and enticing miscellany of general knowledge-lists of patron saints, terms in heraldry, regimental nicknames, public house names, and famous last words. -- Publisher's description
A dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmatic by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

66 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historic note-book: with an appendix of battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

47 editions published between 1891 and 1966 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

39 editions published between 1892 and 1911 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories : with two appendices by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

80 editions published between 1800 and 1925 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the scientific knowledge of things familiar by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

101 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionary by Nigel Rees( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

95 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes abbreviations, colloguial and proverbial phrases, mythological and biographical references, fictitious characters, etc
Brewer's cinema : a phrase and fable dictionary /[compiled and typeset by Market House Books Ltd ; edited by Jonathan Law ... et al.] by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference book
Authors and their works with dates: being the appendices to The reader's handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

11 editions published between 1884 and 1970 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1899 by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama : a revised American edition of the reader's handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

22 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entire new system of book-keeping, by single entry by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

5 editions published between 1860 and 1874 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase and fable( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable guide to modern language and culture. Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, it applies the trademark Brewer's treatment to a fascinating selection of buzzwords, catchphrases, slang, nicknames, fictional characters and intriguing cultural phenomena from pop culture to politics, literature to technology
Dictionary of phrase & fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound and its phenomena by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

12 editions published between 1844 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of phrase and fable : giving the derivation, source, or origin of commom phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

23 editions published between 1870 and 1970 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise bibliography of English literature is added
 
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Brewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionary
Alternative Names
Brever, E. C.

Brewer.

Brewer, C. E.

Brewer, C. E. 1810-1897

Brewer, Cobham.

Brewer, E. C.

Brewer, E. C. 1810-1897

Brewer, E. Cobham.

Brewer, E. Cobham 1810-1897

Brewer, E. Cobham (Ebenezer Cobham) 1810-1897

Brewer, Ebenezer C.

Brewer, Ebenezer C. 1810-1897

Brewer. Ebenezer Cobham

Brewer, Edward 1810-1897

Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer

Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer 1810-1897

E. Cobham Brewer britischer Lexikograf

E. Cobham Brewer Brits lexicograaf (1810-1897)

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Vreouer, E. K

Vreouer, E. K. 1810-1897

エベニーザ・コバム・ブルーワー

ブルーワー, E. C.

埃比尼澤·科巴姆·布魯爾

Languages
English (1,095)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fableA dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmaticBrewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionaryA dictionary of phrase and fableBrewer's dictionary of modern phrase and fableDictionary of phrase & fable