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Evans, R. H. (Robert Harding) 1777-1857

Overview
Works: 488 works in 695 publications in 2 languages and 3,112 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Portraits  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Poetry  Tracts (Ephemera)  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Printer, Honoree, Redactor, Publisher
Classifications: QB355, 521.3
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Most widely held works by R. H Evans
Historical & descriptive account of the caricatures of James Gillray : comprising a political and humorous history of the latter part of the reign of George the Third by Thomas Wright( Book )

25 editions published between 1851 and 1968 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakluyt's collection of the early voyages, travels, and discoveries, of the English nation by Richard Hakluyt( Book )

44 editions published between 1809 and 1984 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter on the expediency of a reform in Parliament : addressed to the Right Hon. Lord Erskine by R. H Evans( )

7 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old ballads, historical and narrative, with some of modern date by Thomas Evans( Book )

14 editions published in 1810 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on song-writing : with a collection of such English songs as are most eminent for poetical merit by John Aikin( Book )

11 editions published in 1810 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Ben Jonson : in nine volumes. by Ben Jonson( Book )

1 edition published in 1816 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad of Homer by John Flaxman( Book )

1 edition published in 1805 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey of Homer by John Flaxman( Book )

1 edition published in 1805 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of the motion of the heavenly bodies moving about the sun in conic sections : a translation of Theoria motus by Carl Friedrich Gauss( Book )

1 edition published in 1809 in Latin and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described by one reviewer as 'one of the most perfect books ever written on theoretical astronomy', this work in Latin by the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855), the 'Prince of Mathematicians', derived from his attempt to solve an astronomical puzzle: where in the heavens would the dwarf planet Ceres, first sighted in 1801, reappear? Gauss' predicted position was correct to within half a degree, and this led him to develop a streamlined and sophisticated method of calculating the effect of the larger planets and the sun on the orbits of planetoids, which he published in 1809. As well as providing a tool for astronomers, Gauss' method also offered a way of reducing inaccuracy of calculations arising from measurement error; the primacy of this discovery was however disputed between him and the French mathematician Legendre, whose Essai sur la théorie des nombres is also reissued in this series
A catalogue of the library of the late John, Duke of Roxburghe by R. H Evans( Book )

8 editions published in 1812 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin and Italian poems of Milton : translated into English verse, and a fragment of a commentary on Paradise lost by John Milton( Book )

3 editions published in 1808 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the library of George Hibbert, esq., of Portland Place : which will be sold by auction ... March 16, and seventeen following days ... May 4, and eleven following days ; and ... May 25, and eleven following days, (Sundays excepted,) by Mr. Evans by George Hibbert( Book )

6 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collection ... is rich in early-printed Bibles, in ... natural history, and is, perhaps, unrivalled in the accumulation of early French romances and ... rarest productions of Italian poetry ... Also ... many curious and rare articles of our early English poetry ... [and] books printed upon vellum--Cf. prelim. p. [3]
Bibliotheca Heberiana. Catalogue of the library of the late Richard Heber by Richard Heber( Book )

in English and Latin and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the library of the late John, Duke of Roxburghe : arranged by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall by R. H Evans( )

4 editions published between 1812 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dispersal in 1812 of the library of John Ker, Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804) was the bibliographical event of the decade and a key moment in 'bibliomania'. The huge collection contained illuminated medieval manuscripts, incunabula, fifteen books printed by Caxton, and all four Shakespeare folios. The sale, orchestrated by the bookseller and auctioneer Robert Harding Evans (1777-1857), attracted the greatest book collectors and dealers of the day, setting new records. For the first time in British auction history a single book fetched more than £1,000, while the Valdarfer Boccaccio, the first edition of the Decameron, sold for £2,260. Reported in The Times, the sale immediately gained mythological status. Reissued together here are the printed catalogue and its supplement, both annotated by an attendee at the auction who recorded the name of every buyer and the price paid for each book. Ed Potten, Head of Rare Books at Cambridge University Library, has provided a new introduction that places the catalogue in its wider context
White knights library : catalogue of that distinguished and celebrated library which will be sold by auction by R. H Evans( )

6 editions published between 1819 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dispersal of the library amassed by George Spencer-Churchill (1766-1840), Marquess of Blandford and later fifth Duke of Marlborough, is most commonly cited today as a preservative against folly. The collection contained some of the most sought-after incunabula of a period defined by the high prices paid for early printed books. It included a fine selection of Caxtons, spectacular botanical and emblem books, and the iconic Valdarfer Boccaccio - the first edition of the Decameron, purchased by Blandford in 1812 for the unprecedented sum of £2,260. The Boccaccio was symptomatic of the profligate expenditure of its buyer. By 1819 his spendthrift ways had ruined him, leading to the sale of his opulent estate at Whiteknights, near Reading, and the dispersal of one of the key libraries in the era of bibliomania. Reissued here together are the two parts of the auction catalogue, both annotated by an auction attendee who recorded details of the purchasers and the prices paid. Ed Potten, Head of Rare Books at Cambridge University Library, has provided a new introduction that places the catalogue in its wider context
 
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Robert Harding Evans English bookseller and auctioneer

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Languages
English (157)

Latin (2)