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White, Benjamin active 1785-1798

Works: 26 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 390 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries  Biography  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Terminology  Diaries  Poetry  Art 
Roles: Printer
Classifications: QH138.S4, 508.42274
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Most widely held works about Benjamin White
Most widely held works by Benjamin White
The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White( Book )

1 edition published in 1789 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a compilation of 44 letters from White to zoologist Thomas Pennant, and 66 letters to Daines Barrington, a member of the Royal Society along with White. The original edition also included 26 letters on the antiquities, but it is his Natural History that has become an indispensable part of the Western Canon. White used these letters to document his meticulous observations of birds, plants and animals in the countryside around his home, at Selborne in Hampshire. He is often considered England’s first ecologist. This work is a classic not only for its value as an Enlightenment study of landscape and nature, but even more so for it being a great piece of literature, written in a style that is timeless, providing an atmosphere that is unmatched in its ability to pull the reader into the tranquil world around White’s home in the 18th century English countryside"--Books and Vines
Salmagundi; : a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients by George Huddesford( Book )

1 edition published in 1791 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on the elements of botany : addressed to a lady by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1796 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is composed of a series of letters written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau to his cousin's daughter. They introduce both the elements of botany and the beauty of this specific study. Historically, the study of botany was used primarily for medicinal purposes, but these letters are infused with a sense of joy in the meticulous description of hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, jonquils and lilies of the valley, to name only a very few. ?
The language of botany: being a dictionary of the terms made use of in that science, principally by Linneus by Thomas Martyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean by James Colnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1798 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British naval officer James Colnett (1753-1806) served on many voyages during his career. He was a midshipman on Captain Cook's second voyage, and in 1774, he was first to sight New Caledonia, which led to Cook naming Cape Colnett after him. Later in his career, he was in command of the fur-trading expedition that resulted in the Nootka Crisis and near-war between Spain and England. In this book, first published in 1798, Colnett gives an account of the voyage he commanded to the Antarctic in 1793. The expedition's success at charting suitable places for ships to anchor was instrumental to the development of the whaling industry in the area. This book contains accounts and maps of the islands and coastlands visited during the expedition. Among the islands visited were the Galapagos Islands, and Charles Darwin is known to have had a copy of this book on HMS Beagle
Poetical translations from the ancients by Gilbert Wakefield( Book )

1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selected works of Juvenal, Horace, Virgil, Lucretius, Meleager, and Leonidas of Tarentum, with original text and English translation on opposite pages; followed by English translation of Psalms 23 and 137
Porto-bello, or, A plan for the improvement of the port and city of London by Frederick Morton Eden( Book )

1 edition published in 1798 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables : in one volume complete by John Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 1783 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1711, one of the most popular literary forms in England was the fable. The fable may seem restricted to wise sayings and modern parodies, but authors wrote them to further their religious and literary causes and they also translated politics into a fabulous satirical menagerie. The fable, whatever its subject, was always didactic, and behind the wolves, foxes, rabbits, frogs, and bears was the moral. This appealed to a public that found pleasure in finding instruction in its literature, and explains in part the continued popularity of the most successful collection of English fables, the series by John Gay. -- from Preface
Graphic illustrations of Hogarth : from pictures, and drawings, in the possession of Samuel Ireland, author of this work ; ... Vol. II by Samuel Ireland( Book )

1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert by Izaak Walton( Book )

1 edition published in 1796 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A select collection of views and ruins in Rome and its vicinity. Recently executed from drawings made on the spot by J Mérigot( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautiful work was first published in two parts, in 1797 and 1799 ; according to Abbey it was available uncoloured on ordinary paper of hand-coloured on large paper. This copy is the latter ... Although the imprints on the plates are dated from 1796 to 1798, those plates which have watermarks are watermarked 1818, 1819 or 1821, and are on paper made by J. Whatman, Turkey Mills. Contrary to Abbey, the plates in this edition have hand-coloured of a very high quality."--Lowndes, p. 1537
A letter from Mr. Dalrymple to Dr. Hawkesworth occasioned by some groundless and illiberal imputations in his account of the late voyages to the south by Alexander Dalrymple( Book )

1 edition published in 1773 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by White family( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primarily correspondence of Gilbert White, discussing the natural history of Selborne and other places. The letters also concern family history and news, and legal and financial matters. Also contains account books, poems, sermons, and other writings, together with correspondence of other family members, including Benjamin White, John White, Thomas Holt White, and Thomas White. Additionally, there are nature drawings and a commonplace book by John White, and a copy of the Selborne Parish Register for 1792
Specimens of British minerals by Philip Rashleigh( Book )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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White, B. (Benjamin), active 1785-1798

White, Benjamin, fl. 1785-1798