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Pennant, Thomas 1726-1798

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Works: 692 works in 2,162 publications in 4 languages and 14,314 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Classification  History  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Travel writing  Sources  Pictorial works  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Other, Composer, Former owner, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: QH138.S4, 508.42274
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A tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX by Thomas Pennant( )

115 editions published between 1769 and 2018 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Pennant (1726?98) is remembered for his work in bringing natural history to popular attention and for his engaging travel writing. With a number of fine engravings, this work, first published in 1771 and reissued here in its second edition of 1772, is typical of Pennant's output. More than a mere travelogue, it recounts his tour - via Tayside, Inverness, Wick and Fort William - of the Scottish Highlands, then largely unknown to outsiders but of notable interest to students of natural history. The volume is of particular significance for its meticulous descriptions of significant locations, buildings and wildlife, revealing Pennant's thorough mind and tireless capacity for observation, and also for its methodology: Pennant drew on local knowledge gathered by circulating queries in advance (these are included as an appendix). Several of Pennant's other works, including his Tour in Wales, are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Arctic zoology by Thomas Pennant( Book )

80 editions published between 1784 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of London by Thomas Pennant( )

42 editions published between 1791 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British zoology by Thomas Pennant( )

45 editions published between 1766 and 1971 in English and Latin and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772 by Thomas Pennant( )

69 editions published between 1772 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant (several of whose other works are reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection) published this account of a journey through Scotland and its islands in 1774. Pennant (1726-98) had already written one account of Scotland, in 1771. (He later claimed that by 'shewing that it might be visited with safety' he had created a tourist boom.) His great enthusiasm was for the Hebrides, and more than half of the book describes his voyage around the islands, though he was frustrated by bad weather in getting to Staffa. He transcribes instead an account by Sir Joseph Banks, who had visited in the same year, and in his preface he acknowledges the researches and notes on particular places which had been provided by friends and correspondents. This is a genial account of the history, environment and people of a region still exotic to many Britons
The journey from Chester to London by Thomas Pennant( )

34 editions published between 1782 and 2018 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1782 travelogue, naturalist Thomas Pennant (1726-98) immortalised the local history, churches, homes and antiquities he encountered on his yearly trip to London. In The Literary Life of the Late Thomas Pennant, Esq. (1793), also reissued in this series, Pennant writes that he often stayed several days or more in each village to learn about its history. He hoped to rid the route of the 'calumny' of 'dulness', and although he was more interested in antiquities than contemporary innovations, he describes the impact of some developments such as a new canal system. In addition to describing places and artefacts which have since been altered or lost, Pennant's writing unconsciously reveals the workings of his thorough mind, with its seemingly tireless capacity for observation. Featuring twenty-two engravings, this book contains a full account of Pennant's 1780 journey, as well as the description of an alternative route beginning in Northamptonshire
The additions to the quarto edition of the Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX by Thomas Pennant( )

27 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genera of birds by Thomas Pennant( )

41 editions published between 1773 and 2018 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant (1726–98) helped popularise British ornithology by meticulously compiling and arranging existing research. At the age of twelve, Pennant had been given Francis Willughby's Ornithology (1678), to which he credited his lifelong love of natural history. His own writings on ornithology are heavily based on the classification system devised by Willughby and John Ray, which divides birds primarily into land birds and waterfowl. Although Pennant's brief, accessible book brought few original insights to the field, it boosted public interest in the study and classification of birds. The detailed descriptions of the appearance and habits of each bird are enlivened by the author's elegant turns of phrase. This better-known 1781 version of the 1773 original includes fifteen fine engravings. Pennant's other zoological works include Arctic Zoology (1784–5) and his History of Quadrupeds (third edition, 1793), both of which are reissued in this series
A tour in Scotland. : MDCCLXXII. Part II by Thomas Pennant( )

35 editions published between 1776 and 1790 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of quadrupeds, the 3d ed by Thomas Pennant( )

32 editions published between 1781 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist in Russia; letters from Peter Simon Pallas to Thomas Pennant by Peter Simon Pallas( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of quadrupeds by Thomas Pennant( )

26 editions published between 1771 and 2018 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free thoughts on the militia laws by Thomas Pennant( )

11 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian zoology by Thomas Pennant( )

34 editions published between 1769 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The history of the parishes of Whiteford and Holywell by Thomas Pennant( )

25 editions published between 1796 and 2018 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Of London by Thomas Pennant( )

30 editions published between 1790 and 2018 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of London by Thomas Pennant( Book )

41 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour in Wales by Thomas Pennant( )

18 editions published between 1778 and 1991 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour in Wales, MDCCLXXIII by Thomas Pennant( )

27 editions published between 1778 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquary, zoologist and traveller, Thomas Pennant (1726-98) is remembered for his work in bringing natural history to popular attention and for his engaging writing about the journeys he made. Lavishly illustrated by Moses Griffith with fine engravings of the stunning scenery, buildings and artefacts, this work appeared in two volumes between 1778 and 1781. More than a mere travelogue, this tour of his native country is full of delightful vignettes and historical background. The descriptions of locations and buildings reveal Pennant's thorough mind and tireless capacity for observation. Several of Pennant's other works, including his Tour in Scotland (second edition, 1772), are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Volume 1 begins in Pennant's birthplace, Downing in Flintshire, and follows a route around North Wales, making 'a complete tour of the tamer parts of our country'. The places visited include Chester, Oswestry, Llangollen, Mold and Caerwys
Additions and corrections to the first edition of Mr. Pennant's Account of London by Thomas Pennant( )

14 editions published between 1791 and 2018 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772
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A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772History of quadrupeds, the 3d ed
Alternative Names
Pennant M.

Pennant, T. 1726-1798

Pennant, Th 1726-1798

Pennant Thomas

Thomas Pennant awdur, hynafiaethydd a naturiaethwr Cymreig

Thomas Pennant Brits botanicus (1726-1798)

Thomas Pennant naturalista e antiquario gallese

Thomas Pennant naturiaethwr, hynafiaethydd, teithiwr

Thomas Pennant walisischer Naturwissenschaftler, Ornithologe und Altertumsforscher

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Languages
English (845)

Latin (1)

Welsh (1)

Irish (1)