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Newbery, John 1713-1767

Overview
Works: 365 works in 1,448 publications in 1 language and 16,013 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Readers (Publications)  Bibliography  History  Poetry  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Alphabet rhymes  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Bookseller, Book producer, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR3291.A1, 398.8
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A Little pretty pocket-book. : a facsimile with an introductory essay and bibliography by John Newbery( Book )

28 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Little Pretty Pocket-Book is generally considered the first children's book, and consists of simple rhymes for each of the letters of the alphabet. To market the book to the children of the day, the book came with either a ball or a pincushion, depending on which gender the child is. The book was very popular in England, and earned Newbery much fame; eventually the Newbery Medal was named after him. The book was re-published in Colonial America in 1762. The book includes a woodcut of stool-ball among other period games, and includes a rhyme entitled "Base-Ball." This is the first known reference to "base-ball" or "baseball" in print, though it actually meant the game rounders, an ancestor of modern baseball. Of baseball's English origin: "The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small hard leather cased ball with a round wooden or metal bat and then running around 4 bases in order to score. (National Rounders Association)"--
The original Mother Goose's melody : as first issued by John Newbery, of London, about A.D., 1760 by John Newbery( Book )

18 editions published between 1889 and 1969 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entertaining history of Giles Gingerbread : a little boy who lived upon learning( Book )

25 editions published between 1806 and 1821 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goody Two-Shoes : a facsimile reproduction of the edition of 1766 by Charles Welsh( Book )

11 editions published between 1881 and 1981 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan girl grows up to become a wise and virtuous school mistress
The history of Little Goody Two Shoes, otherwise called Mrs. Margery Two Shoes, with the means by which she acquired her learning and wisdom, and in consequence thereof her estate; set forth at large by Sarah Pennington( Book )

46 editions published between 1766 and 1985 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first of these two books an orphan girl grows up to become a wise and virtuous schoolmistress and the second offers a series of loosely connected tales set within the framework of a visit to the fair and including "Puss in Boots" and "Dick Whittington."
The art of poetry on a new plan by John Newbery( Book )

36 editions published between 1761 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entertaining history of Tommy Gingerbread : a little boy who lived upon learning by John Newbery( Book )

17 editions published between 1780 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned history of Giles Gingerbread : a little boy who lived upon learning by John Newbery( Book )

20 editions published between 1766 and 1794 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry made familiar and easy : to young gentlemen and ladies, and embellish'd with a great variety of the most shining epigrams, ... Being the fourth volume of the Circle of the sciences by John Newbery( Book )

41 editions published between 1769 and 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spelling dictionary of the English language : on a new plan, ... To which is prefixed, a compendious English grammar; ... And at the end are added, rules for speaking and writing English by John Newbery( )

53 editions published between 1758 and 1792 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goody Two Shoes by Lydia L. A Very( Book )

20 editions published between 1837 and 1904 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book that coined the title phrase, Goody Two-Shoes was first published in 1765 and tells the story of a young girl names Margery Meanwell who goes through life with only one shoe. The volume's author, John Newbery, is considered the father of children's literature
A compendious history of the world : from the creation to ye dissolution of the Roman Republic by John Newbery( Book )

25 editions published between 1763 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammar made familiar and easy : to young gentlemen, ladies, and foreigners, being the first volume of the Circle of the sciences by John Newbery( Book )

23 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new history of England by John Newbery( Book )

32 editions published between 1761 and 1811 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammar made familiar and easy by John Newbery( Book )

13 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newbery's new spelling dictionary of the English language : ... To which is prefixed, a new and concise introduction to English grammar by John Newbery( Book )

11 editions published between 1788 and 1792 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on the most common, as well as important oocasions [sic] in life : by Cicero ... and other writers of distinguished merit ; with many original letters and cards, by the editor: by John Newbery( Book )

11 editions published between 1760 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Little pretty pocket-book. : a facsimile with an introductory essay and bibliography
Alternative Names
John Newbery (Bookseller) 1713-1767

John Newbery Brits uitgever (1713-1767)

John Newbery englischer Verleger und Buchhändler

Newberry, John

Newberry, John 1713-1767

Newbery, J. 1713-1767

Newbery, J. (John), 1713-1767

Newbery, John

Джон Ньюбері

Ньюбери, Джон

جان نیوبری نویسنده بریتانیایی

جون نيوبري

ジョン・ニューベリー

紐伯瑞

Languages
English (660)

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John Newbery and his books : trade and plumb-cake for ever, huzza!A bookseller of the last century; being some account of the life of John Newbery and of the books he published with a notice of the later NewberysJohn Newbery : father of children's literature