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Wheatley, Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) 1838-1917

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Most widely held works by Henry B Wheatley
The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

101 editions published between 1892 and 1968 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliques of ancient English poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )

58 editions published between 1876 and 1992 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting a friend, the writer and cleric Thomas Percy (1729–1811) noticed a neglected folio whose pages were being used by the maids to light the fire. Upon inspection, this manuscript was found to be a seventeenth-century collection of historical ballads. Following this discovery, Percy collected further ballads and songs from a number of sources, which he published in this three-volume work in 1765, although ultimately only a quarter of the texts he presented came from that original manuscript. Although this work proved to be incredibly popular, Percy's idiosyncratic editorial practices also received much criticism. The collection centres on historical ballads and romances, demonstrating the development of language, customs and traditions, to which Percy added contemporary ballads for his readers' enjoyment. Volume 2 includes a rondel which Percy ascribes to Chaucer, as well as verses purported to be by Queen Elizabeth I and King Charles I
Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language by Peter Levens( Book )

105 editions published between 1570 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of London by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

39 editions published between 1904 and 1971 in English and German and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pepys and the world he lived in by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

55 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was an eminent bibliographer, author and editor who served as assistant secretary to the Royal Society of Arts between 1879 and his retirement in 1908. He also had a particular interest in the life of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), founding the Samuel Pepys Club in 1903 and producing the most reliable edition of Pepys' diary until the Latham edition (1970-1983). This volume, first published in 1880, contains a detailed biography of Pepys. Using contemporary sources, Wheatley discusses Pepys' achievements during the period his diary was kept, his progression in the Navy Board and his resignation in 1689. Wheatley also provides fascinating descriptions of Restoration society, manners and customs, exploring the historical context of Samuel Pepys' life through discussions of various incidents taken from his diary. This volume remains a standard reference for the historical context of Pepys' diary and life
How to form a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

43 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheatley set about writing this 1887 volume knowing that his attempt to form a personal library was only one of many ways to approach such a large subject. This book includes chapters on people's existing libraries, how to buy books, overviews of both public and private libraries, bibliographies, publishing societies, libraries for children, and a list of one hundred desirable books
Literary blunders; a chapter in the "History of human error." by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

31 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delight in other people's errors never dates, and this little book, first published in 1893, is a fount of human folly and a joy to read. Its compiler, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), was a distinguished librarian, bibliographer and scholar, and a prolific author on London history and the history of books. This publication displays his great sense of humour, and his effortless command of far-flung sources in the search for a good joke. Citing examples from historians to misguided schoolboys, as well as from everyday conversation, Wheatley looks at comic misprints, misunderstandings, and garbled English in foreign parts. However, the book also has a more serious contribution to make: the chapter on printed errata makes use of the earliest evidence of proof correction by authors, and the analysis of misprints in early printing shows how many variant readings in the works of Shakespeare came about
The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

30 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dedication of books to patron and friend; a chapter in literary history by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

24 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1887 volume traces the history of book dedications, beginning with the use of dedications to express love, then to the mercenary practice of selling dedications to patrons, and concluding with a more neutral, balanced sort of dedication. Wheatley confines his selection to English books, concentrating on Shakespeare, Dryden, and Dr. Johnson
London, past and present; a dictionary of its history, associations, and traditions by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

7 editions published between 1891 and 1968 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.) by Merlin( Book )

37 editions published between 1865 and 1975 in English and English, Middle and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the orthographie and congruitie of the Britan tongue : a treates noe shorter then necessarie, for the schooles by Alexander Hume( Book )

26 editions published between 1865 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

25 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prolific author and bibliographer, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) wrote or edited dozens of works during a distinguished literary career. First published in 1898 as the fourth volume in Richard Garnett's 'Library Series', Prices of Books traces the market value of books in England from the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. Wheatley recounts the history of booksellers, and manuscript and book pricing in England, providing detailed analyses of significant auction sales over three centuries. He also devotes chapters to the pricing history of Shakespeare's works and other notable English publications. Serving as a fascinating micro-history of England's reading and book-collecting habits, this work will appeal to those interested in antiquarian culture and the history of the book. Several other works by Wheatley are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, including the delightful Literary Blunders (1893)
The diary of Samuel Pepys [for the years A.D. 1659-1669] by Samuel Pepys( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth's London, pictures of the manners of the eighteenth century by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

21 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1909, this illustrated study considers the work of the artist and satirist William Hogarth (1697–1764), focusing on his depiction of London and its inhabitants. A devoted Londoner, Hogarth won great acclaim in his lifetime for the wit displayed in his many paintings and engravings. His work explored the many facets of London life, from the highest to the lowest social classes, from scenes of politics and business to churches, hospitals and prisons. Bibliographer, editor and prolific author, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838–1917) places Hogarth's work in the context of the artist's background and early life. Wheatley's attention to detail complements the selected examples of Hogarth's work, providing a portrait of eighteenth-century manners as seen through the eyes of one of the most acute observers of the age. Several of Wheatley's other works, including London Past and Present (1891), are also reissued in this series
How to catalogue a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

31 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a prolific writer on bibliography, literature and the arts. As founder of the Index Society, and editor of The Bibliographer, he was also involved in the foundation of the Library Association. In that context he wrote several works on library topics. How to Catalogue a Library (1889) was aimed at smaller library collections, as existing systems, such as the manuals of the British Museum library or the Library of Congress, were too elaborate for smaller collections. Wheatley begins by defining the differences between catalogues, indexes and bibliographies, and then compares the existing rules. He discusses the physical form of catalogues and lists the minimum requirements for the catalogue of a small library. He also discusses cataloguing manuscripts and cross-referencing, and provides a useful index of Latin place names. The book contains much on the theory of organisation of information still of relevance today
London past and present : its history, associations, and traditions by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

14 editions published between 1891 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the Handbook of London, by the late Peter Cunningham
How to make an index by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

26 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a bibliographer and editor with a prodigious output of books and articles to his name. Brought up after the death of both his parents by his brother Benjamin Robert, himself a skilled bibliographer and cataloguer, Henry worked for many years for the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Arts; he was a founder member of the Library Association, and produced an edition of Pepys' diary which was not superseded until the 1970s. This work is one of two which he produced on the subject of indexing: the Wheatley Medal awarded by the Society of Indexers is named after him. This book sets out the rules and practicalities of indexing, and also contains examples of how not to make an index; it was for many years the text to which all professional indexers referred, and still makes fascinating reading today
The story of Nell Gwyn and the sayings of Charles II by Peter Cunningham( Book )

18 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language
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Henry B. Wheatley escritor británico

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Henry Benjamin Wheatley schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland (1838-1917)

Wheatley, H. B.

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Wheatley, H. B. (Henry Benjamin), 1838-1917

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Wheatley, Henry Benjamin 1838-1917

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