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Murray, John 1778-1843

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Works: 765 works in 1,102 publications in 1 language and 12,051 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal correspondence  Biography  Periodicals  Reviews  Diaries  Drama  Sources  Bibliography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Author, Printer, Editor, Originator, Recipient, Bookseller, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR4381.A3, 919.8
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The English review ; or, an abstract of English and foreign literature( )

in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," : in His Majesty's ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
A chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean ... by James Burney( Book )

in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. : from a variety of original sources by James Prior( Book )

3 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, and her second husband, the Hon. George Berkeley : from 1712 to 1767 ; with historical, biographical, and explanatory notes ; in two volumes by Henrietta Hobart Howard Suffolk( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marino Faliero, doge of Venice : An historical tragedy, in five acts. With notes ; The prophecy of Dante : a poem. by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

4 editions published between 1821 and 1823 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through the interior provinces of Columbia by John Potter Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Philip Massinger : in four volumes by Philip Massinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America : with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

1 edition published in 1814 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes describe geographical features such as volcanoes and waterfalls, and aspects of indigenous cultures, including architecture, art, languages and writing, religions and costumes. This travelogue recounts a variety of impressions and experience, and reveals Humboldt's curiosity and his scientific and cultural knowledge
Notes on Captain Medwin's conversations of Lord Byron by John Murray( )

9 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835 by George Back( Book )

2 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of an expedition from Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, northeast to the Fish River (Back River) and the Arctic Coast. Includes scientific observations
Bertha's visit to her uncle in England by Marcet( )

6 editions published between 1829 and 1831 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to **** ****** on the Rev. W.L. Bowles' strictures on the life and writings of Pope by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

12 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esq. : with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters by Edward Gibbon( Book )

2 editions published between 1814 and 1815 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and journals of Lord Byron : with notices of his life by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

5 editions published between 1830 and 2019 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale (1788-1824) is one of the central writers of British Romanticism and his 'Byronic' hero - the charming, dashing, rebellious outsider - remains a literary archetype. But to what extent is this character a portrayal of the author himself? Byron was known for his extremely unconventional, eccentric character and his extravagant and flamboyant lifestyle: he had numerous scandalous love affairs, including a suspiciously close relationship with his half-sister Augusta Leigh. Lady Caroline Lamb, one of his lovers, famously described him as 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. This two-volume work, compiled by his friend Thomas Moore, to whom Byron had given his manuscript memoirs (which he later burnt), was published in 1830. Volume 1 gives an account of Byron's early life, including his time as a star of the literary scene in London, and ends with his departure from the country in 1816
Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla by William Edward Parry( Book )

1 edition published in 1824 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
A publisher and his friends; memoir and correspondence of John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )

5 editions published between 1891 and 1911 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 1 commences with the beginnings of the firm in Scotland, and takes the story up to 1818. Volume 2 describes innovations including the famous travel guides, and ends with an assessment of Murray's publishing career
A letter to John Murray, Esq., from Lord Nugent : touching an article in the last Quarterly Review, on a book called "Some memorials of Hampden, his party, and his times." by George Nugent Grenville Nugent( )

4 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843A publisher and his friends; memoir and correspondence of John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843
Alternative Names
A. John Samuel Murray botues britanik

John Murray

John Murray 1778–1843)

John Murray éditeur britannique

John Murray editor britànic

John Murray editor británico

John Murray Schots uitgever

McMurray, John 1778-1843

Murray 1778-1843

Murray and Highley.

Murray J.

Murray, J. 1778-1843

Murray, J. fl. 1796-1843

Murray, John 1778-1843 II.

Murray, John II

Murray John II 1778-1843

Murray, John Samuel

Murray John Samuel 1778-1843

Murray, John (Verleger, 1778-1843) 1778-1843

Murray, William

Murray William 1778-1843

Мюррей, Джон

Мюррей, Джон (издатель)

جان مورای

ジョン・マレー (1778-1843)

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English (151)