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Strahan, William 1715-1785

Overview
Works: 838 works in 1,175 publications in 1 language and 7,499 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Poetry  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Sources  Portraits 
Roles: Printer, Bookseller, Editor, Author, Publisher, Book producer, Creator
Classifications: HB161, 937.06
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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 200 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
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 )

6 editions published between 1777 and 1779 in English and held by 178 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1776, the year in which the American Revolution officially began, Smith's Wealth of Nations sparked a revolution of its own. In it Smith analyzes the major elements of political economy, from market pricing and the division of labor to monetary, tax, trade, and other government policies that affect economic behavior. Throughout he offers seminal arguments for free trade, free markets, and limited government. Criticizing mercantilists who sought to use the state to increase their nations' supply of precious metals, Smith points out that a nation's wealth should be measured by the well-being of its people. Prosperity in turn requires voluntary exchange of goods in a peaceful, well-ordered market. How to establish and maintain such markets? For Smith the answer lay in man's social instincts, which government may encourage by upholding social standards of decency, honesty, and virtue, but which government undermines when it unduly interferes with the intrinsically private functions of production and exchange. Social and economic order arise from the natural desires to better one's (and one's family's) lot and to gain the praise and avoid the censure of one's neighbors and business associates. Individuals behave decently and honestly because it gives them a clear conscience as well as the good reputation necessary for public approbation and sustained, profitable business relations
The history of America by William Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 1777 and 1783 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of America by William Robertson( Book )

1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1777 and 1778 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1783 and 1785 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

6 editions published between 1776 and 1788 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance
Dialogues concerning natural religion by David Hume( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hume is the greatest and also one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in the English language. His sceptical accounts of the causes and consequences of religious belief are expressed most powerfully in the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion. The Dialogues ask if belief in God can be inferred from the nature of the universe or whether it is even consistent with what we know about the universe. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from harmless polytheism to dogmatic monotheism. Together they constitute the most formidable attack upon the rationality of religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher. This edition also includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter concerning the Dialogues as well as a particularly helpful critical apparatus and abstracts of the main texts
Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland : from the dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II. until the sea-battle off La Hogue by John Dalrymple( Book )

8 editions published between 1771 and 1773 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour through Sicily and Malta : in a series of letters to William Beckford ... by P Brydone( Book )

8 editions published between 1773 and 1776 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Ossian, &c by James Macpherson( Book )

3 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of the English poets : with prefaces, biographical and critical by Samuel Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiastical law by Richard Burn( Book )

3 editions published between 1767 and 1775 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cymbeline : a tragedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1770 in English and held by 7 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
 
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Alternative Names
Strachan, William 1715-1785

Strahan Gulielmus 1715-1785

Strahan W.

Strahan, W. 1715-1785

Strahan, W. (William), 1715-1785

Strahan William

Strahan, William 1715-1785 I

Strahan William I 1715-1785

William Strahan British politician

William Strahan Brits politicus (1715-1785)

William Strahan personnalité politique britannique

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English (151)