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Clowes, William 1779-1847

Overview
Works: 434 works in 550 publications in 1 language and 4,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Popular works  Diaries  Fiction  Portraits  Maps  Terminology  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Printer, Author, Stereotyper, Editor
Classifications: HB161, 919.8
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Most widely held works by William Clowes
Journal of a visit to some parts of Ethiopia by George Waddington( Book )

3 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertha's visit to her uncle in England by Marcet( )

6 editions published between 1829 and 1831 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definitions in political economy by T. R Malthus( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of British costume by J. R Planché( Book )

2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
A brief narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," : in His Majesty's ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
Insect miscellanies by James Rennie( Book )

3 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies the Characteristics of the Arthropods and Makes a Comparison With Vertebrate Animals. Shows Examples of the Main Groups of Insects and Gives the Key Anatomical Characteristics Used for Identification and Classification. Shows Insect Development and Includes Views of the Flea, the Goliath Beetle, the Preying Mantis, Bees and Ants; Shows the Moulting of a Plant Bug and the Emergence of a Moth
The African slave trade and its remedy by Thomas Fowell Buxton( Book )

1 edition published in 1840 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This forceful work attacking slavery was written by an English MP, abolitionist and social reformer
Insect transformations by James Rennie( Book )

2 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a second expedition to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1825, 1826, and 1827. Including an account of the progress of a detachment to the eastward by John Franklin( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of first edition. (London, John Murray, 1828), with a new introduction by Leslie H. Neatby
Narrative of an attempt to reach the North pole : in boats fitted for the purpose, and attached to His Majesty's ship Hecla, in the Year MDCCCXXVII, under the command of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

1 edition published in 1828 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading Arctic navigators of his age, William Edward Parry (1790–1855) led three expeditions in search of the North-West Passage (accounts of which are also reissued in this series). Parry's early career had been spent protecting the whaling fleet of Spitsbergen and this experience led him in 1826 to propose to the Admiralty an expedition to the North Pole. In order to reach further north than earlier attempts, Parry used sledge-boats that could be towed over the ice on runners, and then take to any open sea that the crew encountered. In 1827 the expedition attained a record latitude that stood for nearly fifty years. This illustrated account, published in 1828, was described by the Quarterly Review as a record of 'the patient, persevering, energetic, and undaunted conduct which British seamen are capable of displaying, in the most difficult, discouraging, and dangerous circumstances'
Journal of an expedition to explore the course and termination of the Niger : with a narrative of a voyage down that river to its termination by Richard Lander( Book )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The domestic habits of birds by James Rennie( Book )

2 editions published in 1833 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanism of the heavens by Mary Somerville( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faculties of birds by James Rennie( Book )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris and its historical scenes by George L Craik( Book )

2 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appendix contains a record of the scientific observations, and material upon the natural history of the Arctic regions
Insect architecture by James Rennie( Book )

3 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Clowes, W. 1779-1847

Clowes, W. (William), 1779-1847

William Clowes English printer (1779-1847)

William Clowes (printer) drukker uit Koninkrijk Groot-Brittannië (1779-1847)

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English (46)