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Roberts, S. C. (Sydney Castle) 1887-1966

Overview
Works: 202 works in 931 publications in 4 languages and 10,260 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Anecdotes  Maps  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Signer
Classifications: PR3533, 820.4
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Samuel Johnson by S. C Roberts( Book )

70 editions published between 1944 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Springs of Hellas, and other essays by T. R Glover( Book )

13 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories & opinions by Arthur Quiller-Couch( Book )

21 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of biography by André Maurois( Book )

12 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British universities by S. C Roberts( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Johnson, and others by S. C Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and German and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and reflections by Harold Child( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Child (1869-1945) was a literary critic and writer who was prominent in the development of dramatic criticism, notably in his work on the history of Shakespearean production. Originally published in 1948, this collection appeared shortly after Child's death, and contains a memoir by noted Cambridge publisher Sir Sydney Castle Roberts (1887-1966). The text presents a broad selection of Child's writings, including everything from critical essays to informal pieces on topics such as 'Reading in Bed', exhibiting his lucid and engaging style. This is a highly readable book which will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Child, journalism and literary criticism
Holmes & Watson, a miscellany by S. C Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth-century gentleman and other essays by S. C Roberts( Book )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of a tour to Corsica; and memoirs of Pascal Paoli by James Boswell( Book )

14 editions published between 1923 and 1929 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first complete reprint of Boswell's book on Corsica since the eighteenth century is enhanced by comprehensive annotation, textual apparatus, and a critical introduction. Boswell designed his text in two parts: first, an Account of Corsica, which gives a historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural overview of the Corsican people, and second, the Journal of his tour to see the Corsican leader Pascal Paoli in 1765. This edition, unlike so many reprints of just the Journal, allows the reader to appreciate Boswell's original design. The young and adventuresome Boswell wanted to write a
A history of the Cambridge University Press, 1521-1921 by S. C Roberts( Book )

25 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the first book to be printed in Cambridge by John Siberch in 1521, this book traces the development of the Press over four centuries. S.C. Roberts, who became Secretary to the Press Syndicate in 1922, blends archival research with an anecdotal style to produce this informative account. Appendices list the university printers up to 1921, including most famously Thomas Thomas, John Legate, Thomas Buck and John Baskerville, and the books published in each year between 1521 and 1750 by authors such as Erasmus, George Herbert, John Donne, John Milton, Isaac Newton and Thomas Browne. Aimed at the general reader, this lively account of the Press' major achievements is illustrated with a number of portraits and historical documents and remains a useful introduction to the history of the oldest publishing house in the world
The story of Doctor Johnson : being an introduction to Boswell's Life by S. C Roberts( Book )

38 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Cambridge; a brief guide to the University from within by S. C Roberts( Book )

49 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. C. Roberts, a senior officer of Cambridge University Press as Secretary to the Press Syndicate, wrote several works for Cambridge, including a history of the Press and this handy visitors' guide to the University. After its first publication in 1934, this book went through a number of editions and was thoroughly updated after the Second World War. Roberts introduces the reader to the University from within, covering its history, its finest buildings, the way the University was run and the daily life of the undergraduate. The informal style makes this a highly entertaining introduction to the Cambridge of the 1930s and 40s: the entrance examination, the midnight curfew for undergraduates, the then new University Library, and the systems of governance. For everyone connected with Cambridge, this little book provides fascinating insights into what has and has not changed in the ancient university city since the Second World War
The evolution of Cambridge publishing by S. C Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first lecture, on The Bentley Revival, gives new information about the Press's first experiment in publishing, and the general increase of activity under Bentley's direction in the early eighteenth century. Recently discoverd minutes and accounts of the period are illustrated, and their contents analysed; and Mr Roberts gives an entertaining account of the progress of the Suida Lexicon throught the press. After the Royal Commission shows the beginnings in the nineteenth-century Cambridge of a publishing firm as it is understood to-day; the development of a London publishing-house, the beginnings of advertising, the growth of a 'back list'. The Twentieth Century begins with the publication of the 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica - a controversial venture in commerical publishing. It then describes and illustrates the great typographical revival associated first with Mr Bruce Rogers and later with Mr Stanley Morison and Mr Walter Lewis."--Jacket
Lord Macaulay: the pre-eminent Victorian by S. C Roberts( Book )

15 editions published between 1927 and 1977 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL. D., during the last twenty years of his life by Hester Lynch Piozzi( Book )

20 editions published between 1925 and 1971 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Johnson by S. C Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian morals. With the Life of the author by Thomas Browne( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of books printed in Cambridge at the University press, 1521-1800 by Cambridge University Press( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gray of Pembroke by S. C Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 1978 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Holmes & Watson, a miscellany
Alternative Names
Castle Roberts, Sydney 1887-1966

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Languages
English (429)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Aspects of biographyHolmes & Watson, a miscellanyAn eighteenth-century gentleman and other essaysA history of the Cambridge University Press, 1521-1921Introduction to Cambridge; a brief guide to the University from within