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Johnston, W. (William) -1804

Overview
Works: 161 works in 221 publications in 3 languages and 1,633 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Dictionaries  Registers  Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Sources  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Bookseller, Printer, Publisher
Classifications: DA435, 823.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W Johnston
History of the Library of Congress by W Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and German and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1765 and 1768 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special collections in libraries in the United States by W Johnston( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bulletin is virtually a new edition of the work entitled "Special collections of American libraries," by William Coolidge Lane and Charles Knowles Bolton, published in 1892. Since the publication of that most important contribution to American library literature there have been several surveys of a local character published. While these surveys are of fundamental importance, in the scientific organization of our libraries a national survey is of even greater importance, because it is only by such a survey that collections of general value may be distinguished from those of merely local value and that the results of all local surveys may be generally known. It was for these reasons that the Commissioner of Education, in collecting the library statistics of the year 1908, determined to secure also information regarding special collections in libraries in the United States, and with that in view issued a circular, dated November 2, 1908, asking librarians to describe (1) any collections of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and documents in their libraries which were of unusual value either because of their completeness in foreign literature or early literature of a subject or because the works in them were monumental in character or of unusual rarity; (2) collections of interest primarily because of their history and associations; (3) unique copies of any book. This circular was sent to 2,298 libraries. In preparing the returns for publication very much has, of course, been omitted, and perhaps more might have been omitted with profit. It seemed better, however, to err on the side of inclusiveness. It also seemed better to arrange the material by subject matter rather than by place, although this plan involved more editorial labor. It should be added that these statistics, like others, must, in the nature of things, be only relatively correct, because some libraries, like the Library of Congress and the John Crerar Library, are growing very rapidly, and because libraries differ more or less in their classification of books. Subject areas covered in this directory of special collections include: (1) General Collections; (3) Philosophy; (3) Theology; (4) History; (5) Geography; (6) Anthropology and Ethnology; (7) Social Sciences; (8) Sociology; (9) Political Science; (10) Law; (11) Education; (12) Music; (13) Fine Arts; (14) Language and Literature; (15) Science; (16) Agriculture; (17) Technology; (18) Military Science; (19) Naval Science; and (20) Bibliography and Library Science. A chronological list of imported collections and an index are included. [Best copy available has been provided.]
The history of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Babington Macaulay's History of England from the Accession of James II was his masterwork and one of the great enduring classics of English historical writing. This volume contains the celebrated third chapter, which inherently contributed to the development of social history by presenting a highly contextually relevant extensive survey of English society in the year 1685, in terms of such things as population, cities, classes, and tastes." "Macaulay's approach to his subject, as John Burrow explains in his masterly introduction, was that of a definite advocate of "progress." He saw many real achievements in British and World history as resulting from policies pursued by Whig political interest."--Jacket
An historical journal of the campaigns in North America for the years 1757, 1758, 1759, and 1760 by John Knox( Book )

1 edition published in 1769 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle du Sénégal coquillages : avec la relation abrégrée d'un voyage fait en ce pays, pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 & 53 by Michel Adanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1759 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Shakespear: in eight volumes by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1762 and 1767 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False delicacy a comedy by Hugh Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 1768 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in Rhode Island, 1755-1776 by W Johnston( Book )

4 editions published between 1894 and 1969 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1759 and 1766 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of England from the accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tidlig amerikansk udgave af den engelske politiker og historiker T.B. Macaulays i datiden meget værdsatte Englandshistorie, der omhandler tiden fra Jacob 2.'s tronbestigelse 1685 over "Den Glorværdige Revolution" 1688 til Wilhelm 3.'s død i 1702. Dansk udgave haves. Index til hele værket i bd. 5
The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

4 editions published between 1671 and 1772 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous adventures of Welsh family's travels in England, Scotland and Wales are related in letters home
A geometrical treatise of the conic sections : in which the properties of the sections are derived from the nature of the cone, in an easy manner, and by a new method by Hugh Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1758 in Latin and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family expositor : or, A paraphrase and version of the New Testament with critical notes and a practical improvement of each section by Philip Doddridge( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in Rhode Island, 1755-1776 by W Johnston( )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English historical reprints( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated titles of books on English and American history, published in 1902-1904 by W Johnston( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Library of Congress, Volume I, 1800-1864 by W Johnston( Book )

3 editions published between 1904 and 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dawson Johnston, William

Johnston, W. d. 1804

Johnston, W. Dawson

Johnston, W. (William), d. 1804

Johnston, William -1804

Johnston, William active 1748-1773

Johnston, William, d. 1804

Johnston, William, fl.1748-1773

Languages
English (46)

Latin (2)

German (1)