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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham 1810-1897

Overview
Works: 295 works in 1,780 publications in 4 languages and 16,421 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Fiction  Quotations  Juvenile works  Fables  Examinations  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Originator, Proofreader, Contributor
Classifications: PN43, 803
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Most widely held works about Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
 
Most widely held works by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

178 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompasses real, fictitious, and mythical names from history, romance, the arts, science, and fable, and phrases, superstitions, and customs ancient and contemporary
Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

91 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable' has been fully revised and updated and contains entries on a vast range of colloquial words and expressions as well as mythology and folk customs
The dictionary of phrase and fable, giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

202 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published in 1870, this treasury of 'words that have a tale to tell has established itself as one of the great reference classics-the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information. At the heart of the dictionary lie entries on the meaning and origin of a vast range of words and expressions, from everyday phrases to Latin tags. Alongside these are articles on people and events in mythology and religion, and on folk customs, superstitions and beliefs. Major events and people in history are also treated, as are movements in art and literature, famous literary characters, and key aspects of popular culture, philosophy, geography, science and magic. To complete this rich mix of information, Brewer and his subsequent editors have added an extraordinary and enticing miscellany of general knowledge-lists of patron saints, terms in heraldry, regimental nicknames, public house names, and famous last words. -- Publisher's description
A dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmatic by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

73 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

93 editions published between 1898 and 2000 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historic note-book: with an appendix of battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

43 editions published between 1891 and 1966 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of phrase & fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

29 editions published between 1923 and 1995 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama : a revised American edition of the Readers' handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

71 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

129 editions published between 1870 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. by Ivor H. Evans
The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories : with two appendices by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

83 editions published between 1800 and 1925 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the scientific knowledge of things familiar by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

102 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionary by Nigel Rees( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's cinema : a phrase and fable dictionary /[compiled and typeset by Market House Books Ltd ; edited by Jonathan Law ... et al.] by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference book
Authors and their works with dates: being the appendices to The reader's handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

12 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

3 editions published between 1892 and 1902 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1899 by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entire new system of book-keeping, by single entry by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

5 editions published between 1860 and 1874 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable by John Ayto( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable guide to modern language and culture. Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, it applies the trademark Brewer's treatment to a fascinating selection of buzzwords, catchphrases, slang, nicknames, fictional characters and intriguing cultural phenomena from pop culture to politics, literature to technology
A guide to Roman history, from the earliest period to the close of the Western empire by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

20 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound and its phenomena by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

14 editions published between 1844 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Brewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionary
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Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fableA dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmaticDictionary of phrase & fableCharacter sketches of romance, fiction and the drama : a revised American edition of the Readers' handbookDictionary of phrase and fableBrewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionaryBrewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable
Alternative Names
Brever, E. C.

Brewer.

Brewer, C. E.

Brewer, C. E. 1810-1897

Brewer, Cobham.

Brewer, E. C.

Brewer, E. C. 1810-1897

Brewer, E. Cobham.

Brewer, E. Cobham 1810-1897

Brewer, E. Cobham (Ebenezer Cobham) 1810-1897

Brewer, Ebenezer C.

Brewer, Ebenezer C. 1810-1897

Brewer. Ebenezer Cobham

Brewer, Edward 1810-1897

Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer

Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer 1810-1897

E. Cobham Brewer britischer Lexikograf

E. Cobham Brewer Brits lexicograaf (1810-1897)

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Vreouer, E. K

Vreouer, E. K. 1810-1897

エベニーザ・コバム・ブルーワー

ブルーワー, E. C.

埃比尼澤·科巴姆·布魯爾

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