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West, John 1770-1827

Works: 175 works in 361 publications in 1 language and 5,317 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Scientific atlases  Poetry  Christian poetry  Biographies  Biography  History  Bibliography  Sources  Songs 
Roles: Author, Book producer, Bookseller, Printer
Classifications: BJ214.S4, 188
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Most widely held works by John West
Washington's political legacies. To which is annexed an appendix, containing an account of his illness, death, and the national tributes of respect paid to his memory, with a biographical outline of his life and character by George Washington( )

1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of some of George Washington's most important letters and speeches documents key moments of his military and political career as a general in the American army during the War of Independence and as the first President of the United States. Published in 1800 following Washington's death in 1799, this collection is dedicated to Washington's widow Martha and contains details of Washington's state funeral and memorial, and letters of condolence. The book includes a short biography covering the triumphs and tribulations of the war and presidency and describing the dedication to his country that caused Washington to be referred to as the 'Father of Our Country'. The public letters and speeches that Washington gave to Congress, the army and the public, such as The Address on the Cessation of Hostilities, mark a turning point in American history and the establishment of the modern democracy
An abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( )

6 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an abridged adaption of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which was conceived to offer a slightly simplified and easier to understand version of the work?for most readers
The anatomy of the human body by William Cheselden( )

5 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the life, travels and philanthropic labours of the late John Howard, Esq., L.L.D.F.R.S. by John Aikin( )

4 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of books published in America, and for sale at the bookstore of John West, no. 75, Cornhill, Boston by John West( )

11 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley( )

5 editions published between 1795 and 1801 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work by William Paley was one of the most popular books in England and America in the early nineteenth century. Its significance lies in the fact that it marks an important point at which eighteenth century "whiggism" began to be transformed into nineteenth century "liberalism." First published in 1785, Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was originally based on his Cambridge lectures of 1766-1776. It was designed for instructional purposes and was almost immediately adopted as a required text for all undergraduates at Cambridge. The great popularity of Paley's Principles is perhaps due in part to the author's remarkable gift for clear exposition. Even today, this work is very readable and easily comprehended. But the popularity of the book also reflected the fact that Paley expressed some of the leading scientific, theological, and ethical ideas of his time and place. In this respect, Paley's great classic provides valuable insight into the Anglo-American mind of the early nineteenth century and helps us better understand the thinking processes and evolving concepts of liberty and virtue that were displacing the old "whiggism" of the preceding century. - Publisher
A bold stroke for a wife: a comedy. In five acts. Written by Mrs. Susannah Centlivre. With alterations and amendments, as performed at the Theatre in Boston by Susanna Centlivre( )

4 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvary; or, The death of Christ. A poem, in eight books by Richard Cumberland( )

4 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of criticism : with the author's last corrections and additions by Henry Home Kames( )

5 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rudiments of Latin and English grammar by Alexander Adam( )

5 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

2 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (C.4 B.C.- A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's major contribution to Stoicism was to spiritualize and humanize a system which could appear cold and unrealistic
Addresses to young men. By James Fordyce, D.D. In two volumes. Vol. I[-II] by James Fordyce( )

4 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
West, J. 1770-1827

West, J. (John), 1770-1827

West, Jean 1770-1827

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