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Hall, Basil 1788-1844

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Works: 355 works in 1,339 publications in 9 languages and 8,482 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Fiction  Naval history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Other, Recipient, Illustrator
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Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall( Book )

159 editions published between 1829 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844) was a Scottish seaman and travel writer. After attending the Royal High School in Edinburgh he joined the Navy in 1802, and was appointed captain in 1814. He served on many diplomatic and scientific naval missions, and on his retirement from the Navy began to publish accounts of his experiences, based on his journals. These volumes, first published in 1829, contain his detailed and controversial account of his journey across America and Canada between 1827 and 1828. Hall provides a fascinating and engaging description of social conditions, political structures and political tensions in Canada and America in the period, while also illustrating contemporary English prejudices concerning American society. Volume 3 contains his description of Washington D.C. and his journeys through South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama and along the Mississippi river. Hall also includes an analysis of slavery and cotton farming in the southern states
Extracts from a journal, written on the coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the years 1820, 1821, 1822 by Basil Hall( Book )

131 editions published between 1824 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officer and author Basil Hall (1788-1844) joined the Royal Navy at the age of thirteen and saw service during the Peninsular War. His subsequent career involved extended journeys to the East Indies, the Far East and South America. During these postings - encompassing elements of exploration, diplomacy and scientific observation - he kept a journal, and from his notes he published successful accounts of his voyages. This two-volume work, first published in 1823 and reissued here in its revised 1824 third edition, recounts his travels and first-hand observations during his final commission to South America and Mexico in command of the Conway. Sensitive to both physical and human geography, Hall's travelogue gives readers a sense of the continent's natural and cultural diversity as well as its contemporary political turbulence. Darwin notably had the book with him aboard the Beagle. Volume 1 covers Hall's travels along the coasts of Chile and Peru
Forty etchings, from sketches made with the camera lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall( )

31 editions published between 1829 and 1830 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island : with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices by Basil Hall( Book )

67 editions published between 1818 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an eBook
John Calvin: humanist and theologian by Basil Hall( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of voyages and travels : including anecdotes of a naval life : chiefly for the use of young persons by Basil Hall( Book )

39 editions published between 1831 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures around the world by a captain in the Royal Navy, "including his experiences with the allied forces at the Battle of Coruna in 1809, and his cruise to Ireland and Madeira in the Endymion. Visits to the Cape of Good Hope, the Comoro Islands, Ceylon, Borneo, etc. are described in detail, and much information about the South Seas and the Monsoons of the tropics is presented. The tird series gives important facts about the British East India Company and the Indian fleet."--Hill, p. 439
Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo by Basil Hall( Book )

21 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Account of the ferry across the Tay at Dundee by Basil Hall( )

17 editions published between 1825 and 1979 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Captain Hewett, of Her Majesty's ship "Fairy." by Basil Hall( )

6 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage to Corea, and the island of Loo-Choo by Basil Hall( )

16 editions published in 1820 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of voyages and travels by Basil Hall( Book )

34 editions published between 1831 and 2015 in English and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schloss Hainfeld; or, A winter in lower Styria by Basil Hall( Book )

26 editions published between 1836 and 2013 in English and French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from a journal by Basil Hall( Book )

25 editions published between 1824 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John à Lasco, 1499-1560: a Pole in Reformation England by Basil Hall( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon in council, or, The opinions delivered by Bonaparte in the Council of state by Privat Joseph Claramond Pelet de la Lozère( Book )

3 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage dans les États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord et dans le Haut et Bas-Canada by Basil Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 1834 and 1984 in French and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828
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Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island : with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific noticesTravels in India, Ceylon and BorneoThat curious fellow : Captain Basil Hall, R.N.
Alternative Names
Basil-Hall

Basil-Hall 1788-1844

Basil Hall britischer Seemann und Reisender

Basil Hall Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1788-1844)

Basil Hall capitaine dans la marine anglaise, auteur des récits de voyages

Basil Hall esploratore britannico

Bazilʹ Gallʹ

Bazilʹ Gallʹ 1788-1844

Gallʹ, Bazilʹ

Gallʹ, Bazilʹ 1788-1844

Hall, B.

Hall, B.‏ 1788-1844

Hall, Basil

Hall, Basilio.

Hall Basilio 1788-1844

Hol, B. 1788-1844

Бэзил Холл

باسيل هول

홀, B. 1788-1844

홀, 바실 1788-1844

バジル・ホール

バズィル・ホール

ホール, バジル

ホール, ベイジル

巴兹尔· 霍尔

Languages
English (646)

French (53)

Spanish (21)

Japanese (10)

German (8)

Italian (3)

Korean (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)