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Hall, Basil 1788-1844

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Works: 329 works in 1,219 publications in 9 languages and 7,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Naval history  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Illustrator, Recipient
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Extracts from a journal, written on the coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the years 1820, 1821, 1822 by Basil Hall( Book )

122 editions published between 1824 and 2015 in English and French and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officer and author Basil Hall (1788-1844) joined the Royal Navy at the age of thirteen and saw service during the Peninsular War. His subsequent career involved extended journeys to the East Indies, the Far East and South America. During these postings - encompassing elements of exploration, diplomacy and scientific observation - he kept a journal, and from his notes he published successful accounts of his voyages. This two-volume work, first published in 1823 and reissued here in its revised 1824 third edition, recounts his travels and first-hand observations during his final commission to South America and Mexico in command of the Conway. Sensitive to both physical and human geography, Hall's travelogue gives readers a sense of the continent's natural and cultural diversity as well as its contemporary political turbulence. Darwin notably had the book with him aboard the Beagle. Volume 1 covers Hall's travels along the coasts of Chile and Peru
Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall( Book )

39 editions published between 1829 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Calvin: humanist and theologian by Basil Hall( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island : with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices by Basil Hall( Book )

77 editions published between 1818 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naval officer and man of science, Basil Hall (1788-1844) commanded the brig HMS Lyra as part of Lord Amherst's 1816 embassy to the Qing court in China. While Amherst was engaged on his ultimately abortive venture, the mission's ships visited the west coast of Korea, and then travelled to the island of Okinawa (then known as the Great Loo-Choo Island), where they stayed for several weeks. Little was known about these regions in Britain, and this illustrated account of the journey offered many insights. As well as providing nautical data, such as surveys, soundings and meteorological observations, Hall also comments on geography and culture. A substantial vocabulary and primer on the Okinawan language, compiled by fellow naval officer H. J. Clifford, is included in the appendix. Hall's narratives of his later travels to both North and South America are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Forty etchings, from sketches made with the camera lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall( Book )

29 editions published between 1829 and 1830 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall( Book )

54 editions published between 1829 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844) was a Scottish seaman and travel writer. After attending the Royal High School in Edinburgh he joined the Navy in 1802, and was appointed captain in 1814. He served on many diplomatic and scientific naval missions, and on his retirement from the Navy began to publish accounts of his experiences, based on his journals. These volumes, first published in 1829, contain his detailed and controversial account of his journey across America and Canada between 1827 and 1828. Hall provides a fascinating and engaging description of social conditions, political structures and political tensions in Canada and America in the period, while also illustrating contemporary English prejudices concerning American society. Volume 2 contains his descriptions of New England, including Boston and Harvard University, with an analysis of mutual English and American misunderstandings of each others' societies and a discussion of the role of women in American society
Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo by Basil Hall( Book )

19 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1931.'Hall is the ideal travel-writer. He never wearies his readers, but makes them love him.' Times Literary SupplementBasil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels originally appeared in nine volumes. Miscellaneous in their topics, and arranged without any order the volumes re-issued here have been selected for their clarity and interest, both geographical and historical. Few books give a more graphic picture of the Royal Navy a century ago and Hall's volumes are full of nautical information. Hall was also an indefatigable traveller and a keen observer
Fragments of voyages and travels : including anecdotes of a naval life : chiefly for the use of young persons by Basil Hall( Book )

40 editions published between 1831 and 1933 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures around the world by a captain in the Royal Navy, "including his experiences with the allied forces at the Battle of Coruna in 1809, and his cruise to Ireland and Madeira in the Endymion. Visits to the Cape of Good Hope, the Comoro Islands, Ceylon, Borneo, etc. are described in detail, and much information about the South Seas and the Monsoons of the tropics is presented. The tird series gives important facts about the British East India Company and the Indian fleet."--Hill, p. 439
John à Lasco, 1499-1560: a Pole in Reformation England by Basil Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of voyages and travels by Basil Hall( Book )

32 editions published between 1832 and 2015 in English and German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schloss Hainfeld; or, A winter in lower Styria by Basil Hall( Book )

28 editions published between 1836 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon in council, or, The opinions delivered by Bonaparte in the Council of state by Privat Joseph Claramond Pelet de la Lozère( Book )

4 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage to Corea, and the island of Loo-Choo by Basil Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 1820 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Captain Hewett, of Her Majesty's ship "Fairy." by Basil Hall( Book )

5 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of voyages and travels : chiefly for the use of young persons by Basil Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 1965 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island by Basil Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 1820 and 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lieutenant and commander; being autobiographical sketches of his own career, from fragments of voyages and travels by Basil Hall( Book )

12 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island : with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices
Alternative Names
Basil-Hall

Basil-Hall 1788-1844

Basil Hall britischer Seemann und Reisender

Basil Hall Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1788-1844)

Basil Hall capitaine dans la marine anglaise, auteur des récits de voyages

Basil Hall esploratore britannico

Bazilʹ Gallʹ

Bazilʹ Gallʹ 1788-1844

Gallʹ, Bazilʹ

Gallʹ, Bazilʹ 1788-1844

Hall, B.

Hall, Basil

Hall, Basilio.

Hall Basilio 1788-1844

Hol, B. 1788-1844

Бэзил Холл

باسيل هول

홀, H 1788-1844

バジル・ホール

バズィル・ホール

ホール, バジル

ホール, ベイジル

Languages
English (554)

French (27)

Japanese (15)

German (7)

Italian (5)

Korean (3)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (1)

Russian (1)

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Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828Travels in India, Ceylon and BorneoTravels in India, Ceylon and Borneo