WorldCat Identities

Thoms, William John 1803-1885

Overview
Works: 178 works in 553 publications in 2 languages and 4,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Romances  Sources  Surveys  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Producer, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Other, Compiler, Bookseller
Classifications: DA680, 398.245
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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 )

21 editions published between 1889 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1838 and 1980 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early English prose romances, with bibliographical and historical introductions by William John Thoms( Book )

17 editions published between 1858 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

12 editions published between 1842 and 1876 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a rare 1603 account of London and its history
The history of Reynard the Fox by William Caxton( Book )

26 editions published between 1844 and 2012 in English and English, Middle and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 vols bound together
Three notelets on Shakespeare by William John Thoms( Book )

16 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and held by 169 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 )

26 editions published between 1838 and 1864 in English and held by 168 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 )

12 editions published between 1873 and 2000 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in English and held by 102 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
On traces of the primitive village community in English municipal institutions by George Laurence Gomme( Book )

4 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The request and suite of a true-hearted Englishman by William Cholmley( Book )

6 editions published between 1853 and 1968 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early prose romances( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early English prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )

18 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert the Deuyll; a romance( Book )

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

The Gallant history of Bevis of Southampton by William John Thoms( Book )

9 editions published between 1845 and 1987 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osborne Collection of Early Childrens Books. Contains three books
Hannah Lightfoot. Queen Charlotte & the Chevalier d'Eon. Dr. Wilmot's Polish princess by William John Thoms( Book )

5 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 36 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 )

9 editions published between 1845 and 1850 in English and held by 15 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 )

3 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

William Thoms britisk skribent

William Thoms Brits schrijver (1803-1885)

William Thoms brittisk författare

トムス, W. J

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