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Newbery, John 1713-1767

Overview
Works: 391 works in 1,570 publications in 1 language and 17,148 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Bibliography  History  Readers (Publications)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Nursery rhymes  Dictionaries  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Bookseller, Book producer, Honoree, Distributor, Other
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 )

30 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 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 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1806 and 1982 in English and held by 445 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 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan girl grows up to become a wise and virtuous school mistress
The art of poetry on a new plan by John Newbery( Book )

22 editions published between 1762 and 1970 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1780 and 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spelling-dictionary of the English language : on a new plan, ... Being an introductary part of The circle of the sciences by John Newbery( Book )

84 editions published between 1747 and 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Little Goody Two-Shoes by John Newbery( Book )

11 editions published between 1811 and 1985 in English and held by 187 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."
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( Book )

56 editions published between 1753 and 1792 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on the most common, as well as important, occasions in life / for the use of young gentlemen and ladies by John Newbery( Book )

35 editions published between 1756 and 1787 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1779 and 1794 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 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
Grammar made familiar and easy by John Newbery( Book )

31 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendious history of the world : from the creation to ye dissolution of the Roman Republic by John Newbery( Book )

23 editions published between 1763 and 1804 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New history of England : from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the present time : adorned with cuts of all the kings and queens who have reigned since the Norman Conquest by John Newbery( Book )

36 editions published between 1761 and 1811 in English and held by 39 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 )

19 editions published between 1788 and 1792 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammar made familiar and easy : being the first volume of The Circle of the sciences, &c. Published by the King's authority by John Newbery( Book )

12 editions published between 1748 and 1787 in English and held by 10 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

John Newbery English publisher and bookseller

Newberry, John

Newberry, John 1713-1767

Newbery, J.

Newbery, J. 1713-1767

Newbery, J. (John), 1713-1767

Newbery, John

Джон Ньюбери английский издатель, зачинатель издания детской литературы в англоязычных странах

Джон Ньюбері

Ньюбери, Джон

جان نیوبری نویسنده بریتانیایی

جون نيوبري

ジョン・ニューベリー

紐伯瑞

Languages
English (600)

Covers
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