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Thoms, William John 1803-1885

Overview
Works: 202 works in 555 publications in 3 languages and 4,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Romances  Sources  Surveys  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Folklore  Juvenile works  Music  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Producer, Other, Bookseller, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: DA680, 398.24
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Most widely held works about William John Thoms
 
Most widely held works by William John Thoms
Early English prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )

53 editions published between 1858 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes and traditions : illustrative of early English history and literature, derived from ms. sources . by William John Thoms( Book )

36 editions published between 1838 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Reynard the Fox by William Caxton( Book )

24 editions published between 1844 and 1965 in English and English, Middle and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three notelets on Shakespeare by William John Thoms( Book )

12 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old story books of England. Illustrated with twelve pictures by eminent artists by William John Thoms( Book )

18 editions published between 1845 and 1969 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human longevity, its facts and its fictions including an inquiry into some of the more remarkable instances, and suggestions for testing reputed cases, illustrated by examples by William John Thoms( Book )

10 editions published between 1873 and 1979 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the court; exhibiting the history, duties, and privileges of the several ranks of the English nobility and gentry, particularly of the great officers of state, and members of the Royal Household by William John Thoms( Book )

14 editions published between 1838 and 1864 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of London : written in the year 1598 by John Stow( Book )

9 editions published between 1842 and 1876 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primeval antiquities of Denmark by Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae( Book )

9 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-85) is probably best remembered today for founding the journal Notes and Queries and for having coined the term 'folk lore'. He undertook the translation of this work by the Danish archaeologist Jens Worsaae (1821-85) because he felt (as Worsaae says himself) that 'the primeval national antiquities of the British islands have never hitherto been brought into a scientific arrangement'. Believing that this had arisen partly because of the difficulty of distinguishing between some of the many different cultures in Britain's past, Thoms also felt that British interpretations of finds were too frequently beset by 'fanciful theories'. Cultural ties between Britain and Denmark during the Dark Ages meant that finds in Denmark could illuminate British discoveries, and vice versa: Worsaae's work could therefore guide future excavations in Britain. Highly influential and illustrated with woodcuts, this translation first appeared in 1849
The request and suite of a true-hearted Englishman by William Cholmeley( Book )

9 editions published between 1853 and 1968 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On traces of the primitive village community in English municipal institutions by George Laurence Gomme( Book )

3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )

5 editions published between 1828 and 1858 in English and German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new treatise on the practice of navigation at sea : containing all the details necessary to enable the mariner to become a good practical navigator. by William John Thoms( Book )

31 editions published between 1854 and 1902 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

6 editions published between 1842 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a rare 1603 account of London and its history
Robert the Deuyll; a romance( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Lightfoot. Queen Charlotte & the Chevalier d'Eon. Dr. Wilmot's Polish princess by William John Thoms( Book )

6 editions published in 1867 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays and legends of various nations: illustrative of their traditions, popular literature, manners, customs, and superstitions by William John Thoms( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gammer Gurton's famous histories : of Sir Guy of Warwick, Sir Bevis of Hampton, Tom Hickathrift, Friar Bacon, Robin Hood, and the King and the cobbler by William John Thoms( Book )

12 editions published between 1846 and 1850 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1846, William John Thomas assembled this collection of short tales which tell the story of classic English folk heroes
The home treasury of old story books( Book )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMerton, Ambrose, 1803-1885

Amb. Mer 1803-1885

Amb. Mer. (Ambrose Merton), 1803-1885

Gurton, Gamar

Mer., Amb 1803-1885

Mer., Amb. (Ambrose Merton), 1803-1885

Merton, Ambrose.

Merton, Ambrose 1803-1885

Thoms, W. J.

Thoms, W. J. 1803-1885

Thoms, W. J. (William John), 1803-1885

Thoms, William J.

Thoms, William J. 1803-1885

Thoms, William J. (William John), 1803-1885

Thoms, Wm. J. 1803-1885

Thoms, Wm. J. (William John), 1803-1885

William John Thoms

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William Thoms brittisk författare

トムス, W. J

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