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Strahan, William 1715-1785

Works: 889 works in 1,313 publications in 1 language and 7,783 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Biography  Bibliography  Diaries  Maps  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Printer, Bookseller, Author, Editor, Publisher, Book producer, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: HB161, 330.1
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A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1775 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the eighteenth century's preeminent writers spent the autumn of 1773 touring Scotland together. Being literary gentlemen, they took extensive notes. Five years away from producing his famous dictionary, Samuel Johnson hoped to encounter romantic wilderness scenes by "going where nobody goes and seeing what nobody sees." James Boswell, Johnson's biographer, reveled in the opportunity to visit his native country in the company of his mentor Their respective accounts of their sojourn offer not only a taste of travel writing at its finest but also fascinating insights into a celebrated literary friendship
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq by John Hawkesworth( Book )

7 editions published in 1773 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestseller in its day, this three-volume work vividly recounts significant voyages made by Britain's leading navigators. A prominent figure in London cultural life, John Hawkesworth (c.1720-73) was commissioned by the Admiralty to compile, from the captains' journals, the official record of voyages which included James Cook's first journey to the South Pacific. Reissued here is the Dublin edition based on the first printing of 1773; a second edition appeared later in the year. Critical opinion was fierce, however, with Hawkesworth accused of impiety, manipulating the original texts and promoting the sexual freedoms of Pacific islanders. Devastated by these attacks, he died the same year. Later taken aboard the Beagle with Darwin, the work still speaks to scholars and students of nautical exploration. Volume 1 includes accounts of voyages by John Byron, Philip Carteret and Samuel Wallis - notably the latter's discovery of Tahiti
A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. : Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. by James Cook( Book )

7 editions published between 1777 and 1779 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On spine: Second voyage by Cook
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1776 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory"--Wikipedia
The history of America by William Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 1777 and 1783 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of America by William Robertson( Book )

1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of David Hume, esq. by David Hume( Book )

12 editions published in 1777 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Hugh Blair( Book )

5 editions published between 1783 and 1785 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Ossian by James Macpherson( Book )

4 editions published between 1773 and 1785 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic poems are free translations by Macpherson from Ossian, the legendary Gaelic narrator and author
The works of the English poets : with prefaces, biographical and critical by Samuel Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cymbeline : a tragedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1770 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiastical law by Richard Burn( Book )

2 editions published in 1781 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You are now my enemy : a brief monograph regarding the friendship & correspondence of two journeymen, including what drew them together, what split them apart, & how their trade reunited them by Kay Michael Kramer( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the relationship between B. Franklin and W. Strahan
Dr. Johnson's printer; the life of William Strahan by James Aikman Cochrane( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Humble address of the Right Honourable the Lords spiritual and temporal in Parliament assembled : in die Martis, 18 Novembris, 1760 by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published between 1739 and 1774 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refers to the disorders in Massachusetts
The Strahan archive from the British Library, London by William Strahan (Firm)( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of David Hume to William Strahan by David Hume( Book )

1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[William Strahan correspondence] by William Strahan( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic Enlightenment Scholarly Edition of Correspondence is an online, fully cross-searchable collection of correspondence from the 17th to 20th century. It combines never previously published materials with best scholarly editions, and is updated annually. Also included are extensive scholarly annotations and the Electronic Enlightenment Biographical Dictionary. The contributors and addressees include authors, philosophers, craftsmen … The topics covered include education, religion, politics, art, science, the slave trade, gender issues …. Most of the correspondents are from France, Germany, Italy, the British Isles and North America, but there are also contributions from Spain, Portugal, Russia, …
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Strachan, William 1715-1785

Strahan, Guilherme

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