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Hindley, Charles -1893

Overview
Works: 118 works in 474 publications in 2 languages and 3,277 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Biographies  Bibliographies  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: Z232.C36, 655.1421
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Most widely held works about Charles Hindley
 
Most widely held works by Charles Hindley
The history of the Catnach Press, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Northumberland, and Seven Dials, London by Charles Hindley( Book )

42 editions published between 1866 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Hindley (d.1893) wrote several books on British popular literature including Curiosities of Street Literature and a history of the cries of London. This book, first published in a limited edition in 1869 but here reprinted from the 1886 edition, tells the colourful story of John (1769-1813) and James (1792-1842) Catnach, the father-and-son printers who were leaders in the expanding market for cheap publications for the masses. John's contribution was to start using real paper and printer's ink instead of the cheap substitutes current at the time. He was also noted for embellishing his work with great technical skill. James later developed a successful business printing cheap song-sheets, ballads and sensationalist accounts of crimes, conspiracies and scandals, and was able to support his widowed mother and his sisters on the proceeds. This lively biography is illustrated with numerous woodcuts, many from Catnach's publications
A history of the cries of London, ancient and modern by Charles Hindley( Book )

34 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Hindley (d.1893) wrote and edited many books on British popular literature and culture, including Curiosities of Street Literature (1871), Tavern Anecdotes and Sayings (1875) and The History of the Catnach Press (1886, also reissued in this series). This 1881 study traces the distinctive 'cries' of street traders in London from the time of Chaucer to the Victorian period and maintains Hindley's characteristic focus on people rather than mere facts. His use of nearly two hundred woodcuts, including many by Bewick, and his discussion of them at the beginning of the text, testifies to his enthusiasm for the printing press. Using evidence from 'broadsides, books or engravings', music and drama, Hindley vividly portrays the sights and sounds of the streets of London from many different periods, describing the vendors to be found in particular locations, and merchandise from cherries to ballad-sheets, shellfish to lavender, and scissors to ink.--
Curiosities of street literature by Charles Hindley( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of James Catnach, (late of Seven Dials), ballad monger by Charles Hindley( Book )

27 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Catnach (1792-1841) became famous for publishing satirical ballads and sensational accounts of famous murders in his daily broadsheets, first printed in his own home in Seven Dials, London. Capitalising on the turbulent times, Catnach grew rich on producing lurid descriptions of crimes and the trials and executions that followed them. His imagination occasionally over-stepped the mark; he was once jailed for libel after claiming that a local butcher made his sausages from human flesh. This sympathetic and entertaining biography of Catnach, first published in 1878 by London raconteur Charles Hindley (d. 1893), describes Catnach's rise to prominence and features numerous reproductions of his ballads and stories. It is a fascinating tale encompassing the development of early forms of mass media and the wider political and social currents of the time, and provides invaluable insights into popular culture in nineteenth-century London
The Roxburghe ballads by Charles Hindley( Book )

20 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of John Taylor, the water-poet by John Taylor( Book )

11 editions published between 1870 and 1876 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tavern anecdotes and sayings; including the origin of signs, and reminiscences connected with taverns, coffee-houses, clubs, etc by William West( Book )

5 editions published between 1875 and 1881 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William West (1770-1854) was a bookseller and antiquarian who wrote a series of articles about his experiences in the book trade. In 1825, West published a collection of alehouse jokes, stories and trivia under the pseudonym 'One Of the Old School'. This edition is an expanded version, edited and annotated by popular writer Charles Hindley (d. 1893) and first published in 1875. A boozy, more whimsical cousin to Ambrose Bierce's 1906 The Devil's Dictionary, the book features playful definitions of tavern slang and terminology. In addition to witty stories and puns, there is also a wealth of information about the origins of pub names, the origins of alcohol and its regulation under the law. This is a dry and humorous text which still possesses the power to amuse, but also contains rich detail about contemporary culture and society, including insights on Fleet Street, the military and colonial Britain
Tavern anecdotes and sayings; including the origin of signs, and reminiscences connected with taverns, coffee-houses, clubs, etc., etc by William West( Book )

8 editions published between 1875 and 1881 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and adventures of a cheap jack by William Green( Book )

5 editions published between 1876 and 1881 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ramble on the coast of Sussex. [1782.] by Anthony Highmore( )

5 editions published between 1873 and 1900 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three readable reprints of literary rarities ... by Charles Hindley( Book )

4 editions published between 1871 and 1872 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Catnach press" : a collection of the books and woodcuts of James Catnach, late of Seven Dials, printer by Charles Hindley( Book )

10 editions published in 1869 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history of the Catnach Press, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Northumberland, and Seven Dials, London
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Hindley, C. the younger

Hindley, Charles d. 1893

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English (286)

German (1)