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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham 1810-1897

Overview
Works: 240 works in 1,577 publications in 3 languages and 16,523 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Quotations  Fables  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Examinations  Bio-bibliography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Originator, Contributor, Proofreader, Bibliographic antecedent
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 )

251 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in English and French and held by 6,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 19,000 definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins
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 )

307 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,632 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
The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

104 editions published between 1898 and 2000 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmatic by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

70 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in English and held by 1,240 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 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

81 editions published between 1800 and 1925 in English and held by 370 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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

100 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 131 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 131 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 )

19 editions published between 1892 and 1902 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound and its phenomena by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

11 editions published between 1844 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable by John Ayto( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 18 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
Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama : A rev. American ed. of The reader's handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

9 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1860 and 1874 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 (1,042)

German (1)

French (1)

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The dictionary of phrase and fable, giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tellA dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmaticBrewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionaryBrewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable