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Pickering, William 1796-1854

Works: 359 works in 479 publications in 4 languages and 3,597 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Portraits  Bibliography  Quotations  Odes  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Elegiac poetry, Latin 
Roles: Author, Publisher, Printer, Book producer, Editor, Honoree, Bookseller
Classifications: PA6274, 874.01
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The life of Mrs. Godolphin by John Evelyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Evelyn (1620-1706), a founder member of the Royal Society, was a horticulturalist and author, best remembered for his diaries. Throughout his prolific writings he exhibits a strong distaste for the corruption of life at court. The beautiful and pious Margaret Godolphin (1652-78), a courtier more than thirty years Evelyn's junior, with whom he struck up an intense friendship in 1672, was maid of honour in the household of Queen Catherine, wife of King Charles II. To Evelyn she represented the antithesis of the corruption he despised. Written as 'a record of her perfections' following her death in childbirth, this hagiographic biography reflects the extent of Evelyn's devotion. Left among his unrevised manuscripts, it was not published until 1847, nearly two centuries after its composition. Edited by the bishop and orator Samuel Wilberforce (1805-73), the work includes helpful notes and genealogical tables that elucidate the text
The poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey by Henry Howard Surrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the adaptation of external nature to the physical condition of man : principally with reference to the supply of his wants, and the exercise of his intellectual faculties by John Kidd( Book )

2 editions published between 1836 and 1837 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English physician, chemist, and geologist, Kidd became Reader in Chemistry at Oxford in 1801 and in 1803 was elected the first Aidrichian Professor of Chemistry. He then voluntarily gave lectures on mineralogy and geology, which introduced William Conybeare, William Buckland, Charles Daubeny, and others to geology. Through his efforts the first geological chair (held by Buckland) was established at Oxford. In 1818 he was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and in 1822 Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. In 1834 he was appointed keeper of the Radcliffe Library and in delivered in the same year the Harveian Oration before the Royal College of Physicians
The poetical works of Sir Thomas Wyatt. With a memoir by Thomas Wyatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament in English according to the version by John Wycliffe : about A.D. 1380, and revised by John Purvey, about A.D. 1388 by John Wycliffe( Book )

3 editions published in 1848 in English, Middle and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novum Testamentum græcum( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in Greek, Ancient and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry, meteorology, and the function of digestion, considered with reference to natural theology by William Prout( Book )

2 editions published between 1834 and 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was the last of eight treatises from the 1830s that were commissioned by the Royal Society with advice from leading churchmen under the terms of a legacy from the Earl of Bridgewater. They aimed to support the idea that the natural world was made by a divine designer. William Prout, a respected physician and biochemist who specialised in nutrition and urology, argues in the introduction to this book that the biological adaptation seen in nature is divinely planned as a means to an end. His text covers chemistry, geology, the ocean, the planets, and processes of the human body. Remembered today for his discovery of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juices of animals, here Prout is on the front line in the early battles between scientific method and religious belief, a debate which continues to this day
The poetical works of Mark Akenside by Mark Akenside( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akenside's fascination with the imagination, its characteristics and functions, resulted in an intriguing and influential blend of the poetic and the philosophical in his longer poems, The Pleasures of Imagination (1744) and The Pleasures of the Imagination (1772). The earlier work explores the then new subject of aesthetics in greater detail than it had ever been explored before, presenting various original insights and arguments. Yet it would be wrong to see the poem as merely a versified philosophical treatise; its complex structure offers satisfactions beyond those of sequential logic, and the examples cited to illustrate the central ideas are imbued with considerable vigor and clarity. As products of, and contributors to, the eighteenth-century enthusiasm for aesthetics, Akenside's longer poems are captivating examples of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century experiment in developing the philosophical poem into a major literary form. It is for this reason above all others that they are valued by Coleridge and the writers of the next generation." "Because of the comparative obscurity into which Akenside's works fell after the demise of the long philosophical poem in the latter part of the nineteenth century, they have not by and large attracted the attention of modern bibliographers. In this edition numerous bibliographical and textual puzzles presented by his poems are solved for the first time. The apparatus, meanwhile, demonstrates the full extent of the poet's urge to revise - an urge that extended from the wholesale rewriting of some poems to subtle alterations of textual minutiae, showing a mind and an ear alive to nuances of meaning and intonation."--Jacket
Devotions by John Donne( Book )

1 edition published in 1840 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main text consists of prayers to the Virgin Mary. It is followed by the Office of the Angels, commencing at leaf 85, in a different hand. Nicholas Watson suggests in his essay in Clare Faranger's book Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic (1990) that the manuscript is a copy of a work by Jean de Morigny, the first part composed between 1304 and 1307 and the second part composed before 1315. Manuscript is bound in reinforced vellum with "Codex" stamped on spine and slipcased with "Prayer book. c 1460" stamped on spine. Manuscript contains 12 illustrations and decorations executed by an amateurish other hand, all near the front
Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in Latin and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes eighty poems of Catullus designed for college students. An introduction deals with the life of Catullus, his indebtedness to Alexandrian poetry, and the later history of the poems. The commentary interprets the poems in the light of modern linguistic and literary scholarship. The Latin text comes from the Oxford Classical Text edition edited by Roger Mynors
The poems of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1832 and 1857 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Horatius Flaccus by Horace( Book )

9 editions published between 1820 and 1829 in Latin and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great exemplar of sanctity and holy life described in the history of the life and death of the ever blessed Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world by Jeremy Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1849 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aids to reflection by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

5 editions published between 1839 and 1848 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Surrey and Wyatt by Henry Howard Surrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesperides: or the works both humane and divine of Robert Herrick by Robert Herrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piscatorial reminiscences and gleanings : to which is added A catalogue of books on angling by Thomas Boosey( Book )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The currency, its defects and cure by William Pickering( Book )

5 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eidolon, or, The course of a soul : and other poems by Walter Richard Cassels( Book )

2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Catalogue of curious and standard books, including the publications of the late William Pickering, which are now offered for sale by his son. M.D. CCC. LVIII by Basil Montagu Pickering( Book )

1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Pickering, Guilielmus 1796-1854

Pickering, Gulielmus.

Pickering, Gulielmus 1796-1854

William Pickering (publisher) Brits typograaf (1796-1854)

Пикеринг, Уильям

Пикеринг, Уильям (издатель)