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Marsden, William 1754-1836

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Works: 988 works in 1,682 publications in 9 languages and 8,834 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Terms and phrases  Catalogs  Travel writing  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Maps  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Cartographer
Classifications: G370, 915
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The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian by Marco Polo( Book )

105 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 3,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Polo accompanied his father and uncle, Venetian merchants, on a journey to the empire of Kublai Khan in eastern Asia. There Marco served for several years as an official of the Khan. As set down by the scribe, Rusteglio, this is Marco's record of his life and travels in Asia from 1271 to 1295
The history of Sumatra : containing an account of the government, laws, customs, and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural productions, and a relation to the ancient political state of that island by William Marsden( Book )

102 editions published between 1783 and 2012 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Marsden (1754-1836) spent his youth working for the East India Company in Sumatra, arriving at sixteen and returning to seek new opportunities in England at twenty-five. Through his acquaintance with Sir Joseph Banks, and his interest in oriental studies, which later led to his admittance to the Royal Society, Marsden was inspired to write an account of the island. His history was first published in 1783. Throughout his subsequent life he combined research and writing, especially on oriental languages and numismatics, and he was also First Secretary to the Admiralty at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. Displaying a profound understanding of the local flora, fauna, history and people, Marsden provides an important account of a little-known part of Indonesia. Illustrated with botanical drawings, maps and local scenes, the third edition of 1811 is reissued here
The history of Sumatra by William Marsden( Book )

52 editions published between 1785 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian by Marco Polo( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary travelogue has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories--and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China--offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone
Memoirs of a Malayan family by Nakhoda Mudda( )

26 editions published between 1830 and 1968 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian : the translation of Marsden revised, with a selection of his notes by Marco Polo( Book )

15 editions published between 1854 and 1968 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of The Travels of Marco Polo utilizes the Marsden translation, but contains the additional notes and commentary by Thomas Wright, an English biographer
On the era of the Mahometans, called the Hejerà * (Hijrah). By William Marsden ... From the Philosophical Transactions by William Marsden( )

13 editions published between 1788 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Frederick Horneman's travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the capital of the kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa, in the years 1797-8 by Friedrich Hornemann( )

12 editions published between 1802 and 1985 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Malayan language by William Marsden( Book )

25 editions published between 1812 and 2015 in English and Malay and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary and grammar of the Malayan language by William Marsden( Book )

12 editions published between 1812 and 2012 in English and Malay and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1812, this study of Malay in its written form was begun during William Marsden's service with the East India Company in Sumatra (1771?9). He continued his textual work in England upon his return, thus putting his practical knowledge into a solid scholarly frame. An expert in Asian languages and an outstanding Malay scholar in the English-speaking world, Marsden (1754?1836) was a fellow of the Royal Society from 1783 and later its vice-president and treasurer. This work is distinctive for its substantial Malay?English section, and for the use of examples from original Malay texts collected by the author. Despite being superseded by subsequent dictionaries, it is still a highly regarded and valuable source of information, especially about older, specialised and regional terms. The introduction provides the reader with a history of the Malayan language, including its spread, usage and regional variations
A dictionary of the Malayan language in two parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan by William Marsden( Book )

17 editions published between 1812 and 1984 in English and Malay and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idiomatologia Anglo-Latina, sive, Dictionarium idionaticum Anglo-Latinum : in quo phrases tam Latinae quam Anglicanae linguae sibi mutuò respondentes ... by William Walker( )

4 editions published in 1690 in Latin and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheca marsdeniana philologica et orientalis. A catalogue of books and manuscripts collected with a view to the general comparison of languages, and to the study of Oriental literature by William Marsden( Book )

20 editions published between 1827 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amassed over a forty-year career, first with the East India Company in Sumatra and later with the Admiralty as its First Secretary, William Marsden's library, as revealed in this catalogue of 1827, was an invaluable collection. An expert in Asian languages, Marsden (1754-1836) published his catalogue to provide a basis for study into comparative linguistics and oriental literature. This work provides an insight into both the practice of book-collecting in the period, and the variety of works published throughout the world. It lists texts on travel, medicine and linguistics, as well as works of literature and religion, including some extremely rare Bibles, and a possibly unique copy of the Book of Genesis in the Algonquin language. The library itself was donated to King's College, London, in 1835 and is now shared by King's College and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London
A catalogue of dictionaries, vocabularies, grammars, and alphabets. In two parts. ... By William Marsden by William Marsden( )

10 editions published between 1796 and 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Marco Polo : the Marsden translation by Marco Polo( Book )

2 editions published between 1933 and 1972 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the journey of Marco Polo to the court of the Mongol emperor, Kublai Khan, in the thirteenth century and includes his lesser-known journeys as well
The travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the thirteenth century : being a description, by that early traveller, of remarkable places and things, in the eastern parts of the world by Marco Polo( Book )

10 editions published between 1818 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of dictionaries, vocabularies, grammars, and alphabets : in two parts ... by William Marsden( Book )

19 editions published between 1796 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Ireland, William Marsden (1754-1836) was a pioneer in the study of oriental languages, in particular those of modern-day Malaysia and Indonesia. At the age of seventeen he joined his elder brother to work for the East India Company in Sumatra, and began researching the languages of the East Indies. He moved to London in 1779 and became associated with its scientific and academic circles, attending meetings of the Royal Society and becoming a friend of Sir Joseph Banks. This gave him access to vocabularies compiled by naval officers, and these, combined with his own observations, allowed him to produce the pioneering works that made his reputation. (His History of Sumatra and Dictionary of the Malayan Language are also reissued in this series.) First published in 1796, this work helped to fuel the growing interest in languages and philology at the turn of the nineteenth century
Miscellaneous works of William Marsden by William Marsden( Book )

13 editions published in 1834 in English and Multiple languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Marsden

Marsden, Guillermo 1754-1836

Marsden Mr. 1754-1836

Marsden, W.

Marsden W. 1754-1836

Marsden, Wilhelm 1754-1836

Marsden, William 1754-1836

William Marsden botánico británico

William Marsden British botanist

William Marsden Brits botanicus (1754-1836)

William Marsden englischer Orientalist, Sprachforscher, Numismatiker und wissenschaftlicher Erforscher Indonesiens

William Marsden orientaliste britannique

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