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Tonson, Jacob 1714-1767

Overview
Works: 124 works in 154 publications in 3 languages and 811 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Personal correspondence  Business correspondence  Drama  Comedy plays  Periodicals  Military history 
Roles: Author, Printer, Book producer, Publisher, Editor, Bookseller
Classifications: PR3704, 824.53
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Most widely held works about Jacob Tonson
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Most widely held works by Jacob Tonson
The history of the Royal Society of London : for the improving of natural knowledge by Thomas Sprat( Book )

3 editions published between 1722 and 1734 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatick works of John Dryden, esq. : in six volumes by John Dryden( Book )

in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tender husband: or, The accomplish'd fools. : A comedy. by Richard Steele( Book )

1 edition published in 1735 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Alexander Pope, esq. by Alexander Pope( Book )

2 editions published in 1751 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of the Reverend Edward Young ... in two volumes by Edward Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1741 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on several occasions. by John Philips( Book )

2 editions published in 1728 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss in her teens, or, The medley of lovers : a farce in two acts : as it is perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden by David Garrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1747 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epistle to the Right Honourable Charles Lord Halifax, one of the Lords justices appointed by His Majesty by Ambrose Philips( Book )

1 edition published in 1714 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distrest mother. : a tragedy. by Ambrose Philips( Book )

2 editions published between 1735 and 1749 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spectator( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian hero by Richard Steele( Book )

1 edition published in 1701 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spectator( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spectator( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Julii Cæsaris et A. Hirtii de rebus à C. Julio Cæsare gestis Commentarii by Julius Caesar( Book )

1 edition published in 1716 in Latin and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La politique du chevalier Bacon, chancelier d'Angleterre. Premiere [-seconde] partie by Francis Bacon( Book )

6 editions published between 1740 and 1742 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary correspondences of the Tonsons by Jacob Tonson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition presents the literary correspondences of the Tonsons, that is, those letters which shed light on the functioning of their publishing house, the rise of the author, the creation of literature, literary canons, and what Abigail Willilams calls 'Whig literary culture.' It also provides exemplary letters from Tonson's retirement which shows networks of friendship and patronage at work and which mark significant moment in the lives of the Tonsons. It proves that the study of these individuals, through their own words and those of those with whom they corresponded, is an important witness to their wider agency in political, diplomatic, ecclesiastical, theatrical, musical, architectural, academic, legal, and social history in late Stuart and early Hanoverian England-and in Europe."
The Spectator. Volume the first [-the eighth] by Joseph Addison( Book )

2 editions published between 1753 and 1767 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatick works of John Dryden, Esq by John Dryden( Book )

1 edition published in 1762 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters concerning the English nation. by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1767 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted as the most influential event of his career, Voltaire's living in England between 1726 and 1729 inspired his famous Letters on the English (or Letters Concerning the English Nation), published in 1733. These were not letters, but actually a series of essays about the author's experiences of events, places and people. Letters on the English consists of 24 essays on subjects including the Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Socinains, Parliament, government, trade, inoculation, Lord Bacon, Locke, Descartes, Isaac Newton, attraction, tragedy, comedy, geometry, the Earl of Rochester, Alexander Pope and more. Although the portrayal of English people and government was largely positive, Voltaire had no problem finding people and institutions to satirize, including the Presbyterians and the House of Commons. He first published the essays in English, and upon seeing the success of the papers, published them in French the following year. The letters were immediately suppressed and banned in France as they were seen as an attack on the French government. Today, the letters are translated from the controversial French versions rather than the original English ones
Books printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper by Jacob Tonson( Book )

2 editions published in 1746 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Tonson, Jacob III, 1714-1767

Languages
English (32)

French (6)

Latin (1)