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William Clowes and Sons

Works: 1,799 works in 2,328 publications in 1 language and 19,510 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Fairy tales  Picture books  Essays  Personal correspondence  Folklore 
Roles: Printer, Binder, Publisher, Editor, Book producer
Classifications: QH365, E
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Most widely held works by William Clowes and Sons
--Starting school by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the serious and fun activities of students just starting school
The tale of the pie and the patty-pan by Beatrix Potter( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pussycat has a very unusual tea party for a little dog
Interpretations : essays on twelve English poems by John Wain( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

28 editions published between 1872 and 1899 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybrids, fossils, distribution, and classification
Jane Welsh Carlyle : letters to her family, 1839-1863 by Jane Welsh Carlyle( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fairy tales
The library of Jean Grolier by Gabriel Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

2 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 220 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
Travels in Arabia Deserta by Charles Montagu Doughty( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 213 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 )

2 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays contain a rich abundance of metaphors, similes and phrases relating to animals and the natural world, much of which can seem obscure to us today. First published in 1883, Emma Phipson's classic study sets in context the animal lore of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries to show how it affected the literature of the time. Drawing on a collection of compelling sources, this book explores the beliefs about natural science that influenced the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Phipson considers obscure writings by naturalists and antiquarians on a wide range of animals from the familiar to the exotic, and from the real to the mythical. Whether discussing hedgehogs or unicorns, the text shows how the Elizabethans' understanding of animals was coloured by hunting, travel, folklore and the Bible, and how this had a lasting impact upon language and culture
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

The American Museum of Natural History, based in New York City, offers information on the exhibition "Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease." The museum discusses environmental change, microbes, diagnostics and testing, infection, and outbreak. The museum also offers a glossary and a collection of related Web sites
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 160 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 142 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 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French explorer, author and legislator Gabriel Bonvalot (1853–1933) received funding from the French government to lead two expeditions to Central Asia in the 1880s. This two-volume English translation by C. B. Pitman of the French original was published in 1889 and is a richly illustrated account of the second of the two Asian expeditions, in which Bonvalot and the scientist Guillaume Capus attempted to enter Afghanistan. Although the party was detained and sent back to Samarkand upon entering Afghanistan, they refused to concede defeat, as Bonvalot was determined to reach India via a trail believed to run across the Pamir and Hindu Kush mountains. In Volume 2 the party reaches the remote Kingdom of Chatral, but is imprisoned again. Bonvalot uses the confinement to study the customs of the local people, and eventually, with the help of the British authorities, they are released and allowed to continue to India
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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second generation of the Peter Rabbit family has a narrow escape in Mr. McGregor's garden
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

Reisebeschreibung, Westpazifik, 19. Jahrhundert
Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world, under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N by Charles Darwin( Book )

12 editions published between 1845 and 1897 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical work is the first volume in a two-book set of Charles Darwin's travel memoirs of his famous journey on the H.M.S. Beagle
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--Starting school
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English (84)

The tale of the pie and the patty-pan