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Murray, John 1808-1892

Overview
Works: 209 works in 414 publications in 2 languages and 2,392 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  History  Prayers  Devotional literature  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Adventure stories  Adventure stories, American 
Roles: Author, Publisher, Printer, Editor
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Murray
On the origin of species by means of natural selection : or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life by Charles Darwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely the production of the higher animals, directly follows. Written for a general readership, On the Origin of Species sold out on the day of its publication and has remained in print ever since
Explorations & adventures in equatorial Africa : with accounts of the manners and customs of the people, and of the chace of the gorilla, crocodile, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, and other animals by Paul B Du Chaillu( Book )

2 editions published between 1861 and 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for travellers in India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu( Book )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typee by Herman Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands
A handbook for travellers in India and Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon, including the Portuguese and French possessions and the Indian States by John Murray( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1953 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa by Francis Galton( Book )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thousands of years men have believed in the benefits resulting from worthy parentage and the detrimental effects of evil ancestry; but it remained for the present century to produce an original thinker sufficiently capable and persevering to work out the subject of Human Heredity in its various branches, after Charles Darwin had illuminated the question of the progressive improvement and gradual transformation of species by natural selection. And fitly enough, it was a first cousin of Charles Darwin who took up this task, after having attained the front rank as a scientific traveller by his journey in South Africa, the record of which is here for the first time made accessible to the general public"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
A handbook for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

52 editions published between 1838 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 1844 impression of a French edition which includes Murray's London imprint. According to Lister's 'Bibliography of Murray's handbooks for travellers ...' it is not possible to say whether this issue (or the 843 issue) were pirated or not
Murray's handbook for Scotland, 1894 by John Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vegetable garden : illustrations, descriptions, and culture of the garden vegetables of cold and temperate climates by Vilmorin-Andrieux et cie( Book )

1 edition published in 1885 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scepticism in geology and the reasons for it by John Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 1877 and 1878 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Schweidler, the amber witch : the most interesting trial for witchcraft ever known by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based of Schweidler's account of an actual trial
A handbook for travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon, including all British India, the Portuguese and French possessions, and the protected native states by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

3 editions published between 1919 and 1920 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the Madras Presidency : with a notice of the overland route to India by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

2 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymns in prose for children by Barbauld( Book )

3 editions published between 1864 and 1880 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of inspirational and moral tracts published for children at the end of the eighteenth century to encourage reading and strength of character
A narrative of the expedition to Dongola and Sennaar : under the command of His Excellence Ismael Pasha, undertaken by order of His Highness Mehemmed Ali Pasha, viceroy of Egypt by George Bethune English( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hand-book for travellers in central Italy; including the Papal states, Rome, and the cities of Etruria by John Murray( Book )

4 editions published between 1843 and 1850 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for travellers in the Isle of Wight by John Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Editor of handbooks

John Murray

John Murray (1808–1892)

John Murray (1808–1892) englischer Verleger

Murray, .. 1808-1892

Murray III, John 1808-1892

Murray, John 1808-1892

Murray, John 1808-1892 III.

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Languages
English (127)

French (9)