WorldCat Identities

Thoms, William John 1803-1885

Overview
Works: 156 works in 550 publications in 3 languages and 4,209 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Romances  Sources  Surveys  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Producer, Dedicatee, Bookseller, Correspondent, Other
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 )

52 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 476 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 373 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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey of London by John Stow( Book )

13 editions published between 1842 and 1960 in English and held by 204 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 )

27 editions published between 1844 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 vols bound together
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 )

29 editions published between 1838 and 1864 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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 )

18 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1845 and 1969 in English and held by 166 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 83 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

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 )

10 editions published between 1845 and 1987 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osborne Collection of Early Childrens Books. Contains three books
Altenglische Sagen und Mährchen by Richard Otto Spazier( Book )

7 editions published in 1830 in German and held by 44 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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