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Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848

Works: 322 works in 736 publications in 1 language and 8,695 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Portraits  Treaties  Trials, litigation, etc  Autobiographies  Maps  Essays  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Engraver, Author, Composer, Editor, Engineer
Classifications: Z1215, 917.3
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Tanner
The botanic garden : a poem, in two parts : Part I. containing The economy of vegetation : Part II. The loves of the plants : with Philosophical Notes by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

12 editions published between 1798 and 1807 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus . by Flavius Josephus( Book )

23 editions published between 1794 and 1795 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new and complete life of our blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: that great example, as well as Saviour of mankind . by Paul Wright( Book )

17 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on fractures, luxations, and other affections of the bones by P.-J Desault( Book )

3 editions published between 1805 and 1817 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the extraordinary adventures and sufferings by shipwreck & imprisonment of Donald Campbell, esq., of Barbreck : with the singular humours of his Tartar guide Hassan Artaz, comprising the occurrences of four years and five days in an overland journey to India : in a series of letters to his son by Donald Campbell( Book )

19 editions published between 1798 and 1801 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly covers Donald Campbell's journey across Europe, describes his travels in the Middle East, and gives detailed descriptions of his shipwreck off the western coast of India, his capture by the forces of Hyder Ali, and his imprisonment under "Hyat Sahib", i.e. Hyat Saheb or Muhammad Ayaz Khan, the "jemadar" of Bidanore (Bidanur, the Kingdom of Keladi), with a biography of the jemadar; and after describing the death of his companion, Mr Hall, in prison, finishes with his release and return home, the British forces under General Mathews having relieved the Malabar forts
A history of the life and death, virtues & exploits of General George Washington by M. L Weems( Book )

17 editions published between 1800 and 1802 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most biographies become famous because of the impeccable writing style or the great amount of detail put into capturing the subject?s life. Parson Weems??A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington became famous due to the author?s inattention to detail and fabrication of stories about the first President.?Some of the stories from Weems??untrustworthy biography are still around today. His most famous tall tale was the recounting of George Washington and the cherry tree. According to Weems, when Washington was a boy, he chopped down his father?s cherry tree. When confronted by his father, however, the young Washington reportedly cried, "I cannot tell a lie. I cut it with my little hatchet."?While the public loved the story, as it affirmed the popular belief that Washington was an extremely honest man, historians soon questioned the sources Weems claimed to have obtained the tale from and later dismissed his claim of being Washington?s cousin as utterly untrue. Despite the public outing of Weems??fable, the cherry tree anecdote lives on in popular Washington history
Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

10 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas. Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the African Association in 1795 charged Mungo Park with the task. Park, a Scot. set sail [on 22 May 1795] to find and explore the Niger. Travelling eastward from the English factory at Pisania (where he learned the Mandingo language) along the River Gambia, Park reached the Niger at Segou and followed its course for about one hundred miles to Sulla, where difficulties forced him to turn back [and on being taken ill he returned to England in 1799] ... Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa. Park did not solve the problem of the Niger: he believed it to be a tributary of the Nile or to be really identical with the Congo; but he set the further exploration of the region in the right direction" (Printing and the Mind of Man). -- abebooks website
The life of Doctor Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

9 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American war, from 1775 to 1783 : with plans. by Charles Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the United States of America, and of the European settlements in America and the West-Indies : in four volumes by William Winterbotham( Book )

11 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus, the learned and authentic Jewish historian and celebrated warrior ... by Flavius Josephus( Book )

6 editions published between 1794 and 1795 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufferings in Africa: Captain Riley's narrative; an authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart [sic] or Zahahrah, and observations historical, geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author while a slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco by James Riley( )

3 editions published between 1831 and 1846 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty
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Alternative Names
Benjamin Tanner

Tanner, .. 1775-1848

Tanner, B. 1775-1848

Tanner, B. (Benjamin), 1775-1848

Tanner, Benj 1775-1848

Tanner, Benj. (Benjamin), 1775-1848

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