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Johnston, W. (William) -1804

Overview
Works: 196 works in 287 publications in 3 languages and 1,811 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Comedy plays  Portraits  Church history  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: BL180, 423
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Most widely held works about W Johnston
 
Most widely held works by W Johnston
History of the Library of Congress by W Johnston( Book )

10 editions published between 1904 and 1968 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1765 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to Senegal, the isle of Goreé and the river Gambia by Michel Adanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1759 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

1 edition published in 1756 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost. : A poem, in twelve books. by John Milton( Book )

1 edition published in 1770 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of nature delineated by William Wollaston( Book )

2 editions published in 1759 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This treatise on natural religion examines the following questions: (i) is there really any such thing as natural religion, properly and truly so called? (ii) if there is, what is it? and (iii) how may a man qualify himself, so as to be able to judge, for himself, of the other religions professed in the world; to settle his own opinions in disputable matters; and then to enjoy tranquility of mind, neither disturbing others, nor being disturbed at what passes among them? In addition, the nature of moral good and evil is a theme that is advanced throughout the papers appearing in this book"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The prince of Abissinia : a tale by Samuel Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1759 and 1766 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False delicacy : a comedy by Hugh Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 1768 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1894 and 1969 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

6 editions published between 1671 and 1772 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical observations and inquiries( Book )

in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the life of Reginald Pole by Thomas Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 1767 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators : to which are added notes by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1768 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Shakespeare ... Collated with the oldest copies, and corrected: with notes, explanatory, and critical: by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1762 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 2 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.]
[William Johnston correspondence] by W Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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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 (47)

Latin (2)

German (1)