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William Clowes and Sons

Works: 1,772 works in 2,275 publications in 1 language and 17,804 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fairy tales  Records and correspondence  Folklore  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Biography 
Roles: Printer, Binder, Publisher, Editor, Book producer
Classifications: QH365, E
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Most widely held works by William Clowes and Sons
The tale of the pie and the patty-pan by Beatrix Potter( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pussycat has a very unusual tea party for a little dog
The origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1872 and 1899 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution and classification
The library of Jean Grolier by Gabriel Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden goose book : being the stories of The golden goose, the three bears, the 3 little pigs [and] Tom Thumb by L. Leslie Brooke( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fairy tales
Travels in Arabia Deserta by Charles Montagu Doughty( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated by Edy Legrand. The text as abridged and arranged by Edward Garnett, with a prefatory note by M. Garnett, and a general introduction by T. E. Lawrence. The special content of this edition were copyrighted in 1953 by the George Macy Company. TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA has been recognized, almost since its publication in 1888, as one of the greatest travel books in the English language. Doughty spent almost two years traveling, going on pilgrimages, and living with various nomad tribes in northwestern Arabia, then a land almost completely unknown to Europeans and Americans. His account is a thoroughly realized document, a comprehensive understanding and treatment of every aspect of the life of the nomadic Arabs
With Rhodes in Mashonaland by D. C. de Waal( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The animal-lore of Shakespeare's time : including quadrupdes, birds, reptiles, fish and insects by Emma Phipson( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movements and habits of climbing plants by Charles Darwin( Book )

5 editions published between 1876 and 1888 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and times of Sir Joshua Reynolds : with notices of some of his contemporaries by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

2 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume life of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) was begun by the Royal Academician Charles Leslie (1794-1859), who had previously published a life of John Constable, also reissued in this series. On Leslie's death, the journalist and dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-80) completed the work, published in 1865. Leslie's motive was that he felt that Reynolds had been unfairly treated by an earlier biography. He aimed to show that Reynolds was 'the genial centre of a most various and brilliant society, as well as the transmitter of its chief figures to our time by his potent art'. One of the greatest artists of the eighteenth century, especially famous for his portraits, Reynolds was also instrumental in founding the Royal Academy, and was its first president. Volume 1 covers his early life and his progress as an artist until his fiftieth year
Retrospect of western travel by Harriet Martineau( Book )

1 edition published in 1838 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridgement of the original 1838 edition offers a view of Jacksonian America. Here are Martineau's condemnation of slavery and her championship of abolition and women's rights; her incisive portraits of Jackson, Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Garrison, Emerson, and the Beechers; her observations of American schools, asylums, colleges, and prisons; and her eyewitness accounts of a presidential assassination attempt, a lynch mob, a slave auction, a Quaker wedding, and a Harvard commencement. Historian Daniel Feller introduces the narrative, identifies the major characters, and provides an index for easy use. --From publisher's description
Memoirs of William Hazlitt : with portions of his correspondence by William Hazlitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the heart of Asia : over the Pamïr to India by Gabriel Bonvalot( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years' travel in Central America, northern Mexico, and the far West of the United States by Julius Fröbel( Book )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the flopsy bunnies by Beatrix Potter( Book )

2 editions published between 1909 and 1978 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second generation of the Peter Rabbit family has a narrow escape in Mr. McGregor's garden
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 1897 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a cruise among the islands of the western Pacific : including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship Havannah by John Elphinstone Erskine( Book )

2 editions published between 1853 and 1987 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Elphinstone Erskine (1805-87) was a naval officer who served as a naval commander during the Crimean War, as well as patrolling the West Indies and the Mediterranean. He also wrote several well-received accounts of voyages around the Pacific. As a Liberal MP later in life, he was an outspoken campaigner for the rights of Pacific islanders. This 1853 book is a genial narration of his visits to islands such as Fiji and Samoa. Written in a lyrical and affectionate style, the account covers the culture, religion and health of the native populations. Subjects discussed include local religion, cannibalism, gender relations and tribal wars. Rich with descriptive detail and paying special attention to the welfare of the local people and their varied encounters with white explorers, the text also includes the moving and detailed journal of an Englishman, John Jackson, who was stranded on Fiji for two years
First on the Antarctic continent : being an account of the British Antarctic expedition, 1898-1900 by C. E Borchgrevink( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1894, Borchgrevink shipped on board the whaler Antarctic on its way to the Ross Sea, as a deckhand and part-time scientist. He took part in the historic landing at Cape Adare, and collected the first vegetation to be found within the Antarctic Circle. He traveled to London and under the financial sponsorship of Sir George Newnes, the wealthy publisher, sailed in 1898 as commander of the "Southern Cross" expedition. Before it was over, Borchgrevink laid claim to a number of firsts: the first time dogs were used on the Antarctic continent, a furthest south record, the first sledge journey on the Ross Ice Shelf. Perhaps today he would be best remembered as having discovered the northward movement of the Ross Ice Shelf and the emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier
The backwoods of Canada : being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill( Book )

2 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catharine Parr Traills The Backwoods of Canada, first published in 1836, gives an intimate and vivid picture of life in the bush country of Upper Canada. The series of letters that make up the book cover a period of two and half years. Though most were originally written to her mother, the letters were later compiled and published for an intended audience of future female emigrants.?Traills account of life in the New World is cheerful and buoyant despite the hardships she relaysfrom the three-month journey to Upper Canada by ship to settling in the bush near Peterborough, Ontario. The letters offer remarkable insight into the skills a well-suited woman might be expected to learn, but the lasting appeal of her work is due to her astute observations of changing notions of class and economy, which reached well beyond her stated audience.?Traill typified a new type of womanthe pioneerand contributed much to an emerging understanding of Canada and Canadian identity
Type faces for text and display by William Clowes and Sons( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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