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Pickering, William 1796-1854

Works: 379 works in 501 publications in 4 languages and 4,133 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Quotations  Odes  Poetry  Epistolary poetry  Lyric poetry 
Roles: Author, Publisher, Printer, Book producer, Editor, Honoree, Bookseller
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On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enumeration and history of the principal tribes of the Animal Kingdom, we have traced in every page the footsteps of infinite Wisdom, Power, and Goodness. In our ascent from the most minute and least animated parts of that Kingdom to man himself, we have seen in every department that nothing was left to chance, or the rule of circumstances, but every thing was adapted by its structure and organization for the situation in which it was to be placed, and the functions it was to discharge; that though every being, or group of beings, had separate interests, and wants, all were made to subserve to a common purpose, and to promote a common object; and that though there was a general and unceasing conflict between the members of this sphere of beings, introducing apparently death and destruction into every part of it, yet that by this great mass of seeming evil pervading the whole circuit of the animal creation, the renewed health and vigour of the entire system were maintained. A part suffers for the benefit and salvation of the whole; so that the doctrine of the sufferings of one creature, by the will of God, being necessary to promote the welfare of another, is irrefragably established by every thing we see in nature; and further, that there is an unseen hand directing all to accomplish this great object, and taking care that the destruction shall in no case exceed the necessity"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
The life of Mrs. Godolphin by John Evelyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 171 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 117 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 110 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hand : its mechanism and vital endowments as evincing design by Charles Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell's The hand is one of the greatest classics of comparative anatomy and one of the first books ever on bio-mechanics. In answer to the Earl of Bridgewater's request for monographs in science illustrating the master plan of God, Bell wrote what is now considered the most famous, Treatise IV. In this work, Bell compared the upper extremity of man to that of the animals, and he graphically described and illustrated the principles of anatomy as related to function
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 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the character of Sir John Falstaff : as originally exhibited by Shakespeare in the two parts of King Henry IV by J. O Halliwell-Phillipps( Book )

1 edition published in 1841 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most celebrated characters in all of Shakespeare's history plays, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff. Appearing in both parts of the Henry IV plays, Falstaff is known as a comic character and companion of Prince Henry, who he affectionately calls "Hal." This essay explores the differences between the character's actions, personality and story between the two parts of the play and what these contrasts may mean about Shakespeare's intentions or personal beliefs
Animal and vegetable physiology, considered with reference to natural theology by Peter Mark Roget( Book )

3 editions published between 1834 and 1840 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of his 1834 treatise on how God's creative process is manifest in the plant and animal kingdoms, Peter Roget, compiler of the celebrated Thesaurus, examines their physiologies. He covers aspects including nutrition and respiration, the sensory and nervous systems, the function of the brain and the reproductive process. Functions of individual plants and animals are seen as proving God's design by giving organisms the means of coexisting. The organic development process and change from the first cell beginnings to decay and death is studied closely with the aim of understanding how 'material particles first became animated with the breath of life' and why there is a time limit to their existence. The treatise concludes that God's intention pervades both kingdoms and is revealed in similarity of processes and the universal connectivity of the 'laws of analogy' that link all living things to common roots
Novum Testamentum græcum( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in Greek, Ancient and held by 77 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
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
The poetical works of Mark Akenside by Mark Akenside( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 63 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
Catullus, Tibullus, et Propertius by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in Latin and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1832 and 1857 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Horatius Flaccus by Horace( Book )

9 editions published between 1820 and 1829 in Latin and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aids to reflection by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

5 editions published between 1839 and 1848 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge's Aids to Reflection was written at a time when new movements in thought were starting to unsettle belief. It was read with admiration by early Victorians such as John Sterling, F. D. Maurice, and Thomas Arnold, contributing to the formation of the Broad Church Movement, and with respect by members of the High Church Movement, including John Henry Newman. Coleridge had intended simply to produce a selection from the writings of the seventeenth-century Archbishop Robert Leighton with comments of his own, but as he worked at the book he found the commentary expanding to take in the fruits of his religious thinking over the years, so that the second, and more important, part of the volume was totally dominated by his thought. In this, the first major edition of Aids to Reflection, the intricate story of Coleridge's changing conception is unfolded by way of an introduction and detailed notes, the surviving materials for the volume being printed in appendixes. The introduction also traces the subsequent influence of the work in England and America; further appendixes include James Marsh's influential preface to the first American edition, which is reproduced in full.Originally published in 1993.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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 39 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 24 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)