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Wheatley, Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) 1838-1912

Overview
Works: 21 works in 56 publications in 2 languages and 88 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Romances  Sources  Biography  Legends  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR1181, 821.008
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Most widely held works by Henry B Wheatley
Reliques of ancient English poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )

26 editions published between 1876 and 1966 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting a friend, the writer and cleric Thomas Percy (1729-1811) noticed a neglected folio whose pages were being used by the maids to light the fire. Upon inspection, this manuscript was found to be a seventeenth-century collection of historical ballads. Following this discovery, Percy collected further ballads and songs from a number of sources, which he published in this three-volume work in 1765, although ultimately only a quarter of the texts he presented came from that original manuscript. Although this work proved to be incredibly popular, Percy's idiosyncratic editorial practices also received much criticism. The collection centres on historical ballads and romances, demonstrating the development of language, customs and traditions, to which Percy added contemporary ballads for his readers' enjoyment. Volume 3 includes ballads of Sir Gawain, King Arthur and St George and the Dragon, and contains the additions and corrections to all three volumes
Of the orthographie and congruitie of the Britan tongue : a treates noe shorter then necessarie, for the schooles by Alexander Hume( Book )

9 editions published between 1865 and 1925 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prolific author and bibliographer, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) wrote or edited dozens of works during a distinguished literary career. First published in 1898 as the fourth volume in Richard Garnett's 'Library Series', Prices of Books traces the market value of books in England from the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. Wheatley recounts the history of booksellers, and manuscript and book pricing in England, providing detailed analyses of significant auction sales over three centuries. He also devotes chapters to the pricing history of Shakespeare's works and other notable English publications. Serving as a fascinating micro-history of England's reading and book-collecting habits, this work will appeal to those interested in antiquarian culture and the history of the book. Several other works by Wheatley are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, including the delightful Literary Blunders (1893)
What is an index? A few notes on indexes and indexers by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1879 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a bibliographer and editor with a prodigious output of books and articles to his name. This 1879 book shows the development of indexes, gives rules for their compilation and provides a list of important printed indexes and concordances. A fascinating introduction to the subject
Merlin; or, the early history of King Arthur: a prose romance (about 1450-1460 A.D.) by Merlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical and the posthumous memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1772-1784; ed., with notes and additional chapters from the author's unpublished ms by Nathaniel William Wraxall( Book )

1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin, or the early history of King Arthur : a prose romance (about 1450-1460)( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarkable bindings in the British Museum, selected for their beauty or historic interest by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a prolific writer on bibliography, literature and the arts. As founder of the Index Society, and editor of The Bibliographer, he was also involved in the foundation of the Library Association. In that context he wrote several works on library topics, and this volume contains two works on bookbinding, Remarkable Bindings in the British Museum (1889) and Bookbinding Considered as a Fine Art, Mechanical Art and Manufacture (1882). The former contains descriptions and illustrations of 62 examples of bookbinding then in the British Museum library, notable as beautiful examples from different countries and periods, or different materials, or for their historic interest. The second piece was a paper read to the Society of Arts in 1880. It outlines the history of bookbinding styles in different countries, and then discusses it both as an art form and from a practical point of view, with illustrations
London, past and present by Henry Benjamin Wheatley( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, past and present by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pepys and the world he lived in by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

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

Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was an eminent bibliographer, author and editor who served as assistant secretary to the Royal Society of Arts between 1879 and his retirement in 1908. He also had a particular interest in the life of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), founding the Samuel Pepys Club in 1903 and producing the most reliable edition of Pepys' diary until the Latham edition (1970-1983). This volume, first published in 1880, contains a detailed biography of Pepys. Using contemporary sources, Wheatley discusses Pepys' achievements during the period his diary was kept, his progression in the Navy Board and his resignation in 1689. Wheatley also provides fascinating descriptions of Restoration society, manners and customs, exploring the historical context of Samuel Pepys' life through discussions of various incidents taken from his diary. This volume remains a standard reference for the historical context of Pepys' diary and life
The story of London by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

London, past and present by Henry Benjamin Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

London, past and present by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of patient Griesel : 1619( Book )

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

The Early English Text Society and F. J. Furnivall by Henry B Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diary by Samuel Pepys( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Wheatley, Henry Benjamin

Languages
English (53)

German (2)