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G. and W. Nicol (Firm)

Overview
Works: 48 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 1,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  Classification  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Bibliographies  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Maps 
Roles: Publisher, Printer
Classifications: PR2701, 822.37
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Most widely held works about G. and W. Nicol (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by G. and W. Nicol (Firm)
A chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean ... by James Burney( Book )

in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Philip Massinger : in four volumes by Philip Massinger( Book )

4 editions published between 1805 and 1813 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliographical decameron, or, Ten days pleasant discourse upon illuminated manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

2 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliomania, the almost obsessive collecting of rare books and early editions by the aristocracy, which peaked in 1812 with the sale of the Valdarfer Boccaccio, was fuelled in no small part by the work of the bibliographer Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847). His most famous book, Bibliomania, popularised the word's use in England. The present work was first published in three volumes in 1817 and may be considered a continuation of Bibliomania in both style and content. Using a dialogue format with extensive footnotes, it covers all aspects of bibliography from early illuminated manuscripts and printed books through to contemporary book collectors and auctions. The work is notable for the number and quality of its illustrations. Volume 3 presents accounts of book collectors and auctions since 1811, and bibliographical and general indexes to the whole work. Dibdin's Bibliomania (revised edition, 1811) and his Reminiscences of a Literary Life (1836) are also reissued in this series
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCII( )

1 edition published in 1802 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of an embassy to the kingdom of Ava sent by the Governor-General of India, in the year 1795 by Michael Symes( Book )

1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 by Mungo Park( Book )

1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 65 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
Memoirs of the rise and progress of the Royal Navy by Charles Derrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen er et genoptryk af originaludgave fra 1806. Manuskriptet er fuldendt i november 1805 lige efter Nelsons sejr ved Trafalgar og beskriver udviklingen i den engelske flåde fra Henry VII i 1485 frem til november 1805. Værket er rigt forsynet med skemaer og oversigter, der giver et indblik i hvornår de enkelte skibe er bygget samt deres bemanding og bevæbning
On planting and rural ornament : a practical treatise by Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 1803 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis by Juvenal( Book )

1 edition published in 1802 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the landed property of England : an elementary and practical treatise ; containing the purchase, the improvement, and the management of landed estates by Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 1804 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new system of naval architecture, by William Annesley( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Dahomy : an inland kingdom of Africa : compiled from authentic memoirs : with an introduction and notes by Archibald Dalzel( Book )

1 edition published in 1793 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the two last years of the reign of King Charles I by Thomas Herbert( Book )

2 editions published between 1813 and 1815 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the library of the late John, Duke of Roxburghe by R. H Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 1812 in English and held by 22 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
Lectures on comparative anatomy; in which are explained the preparations in the Hunterian collection by Everard Home( )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and antiquities of the castle and town of Arundel; including the biography of its earls, from the conquest to the present time by Mark Aloysius Tierney( Book )

2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (31)