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Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804

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Works: 1,857 works in 7,145 publications in 8 languages and 95,623 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Church history  Trials, litigation, etc  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Correspondent, Creator
Classifications: AC4, 540.924
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Experiments and observations on different kinds of air By Joseph Priestley. by Joseph Priestley ( )
151 editions published between 1772 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rudiments of English grammar, 1761 by Joseph Priestley ( )
122 editions published between 1761 and 2013 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments by Joseph Priestley ( Book )
117 editions published between 1767 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elektrizität ; Geschichte ; Elektrotechnik
Letters to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke occasioned by his Reflections on the revolution in France, & c by Joseph Priestley ( )
84 editions published between 1791 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A course of lectures on oratory and criticism by Joseph Priestley ( Book )
45 editions published between 1777 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While a tutor at Warrington Academy, the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) established himself as a leading grammarian and educational theorist, producing the influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series. In 1762 he also delivered these lectures on rhetorical theory, arguing that the purpose of rhetoric is moral formation. Priestley was deeply influenced by associationism, a theory of mind developed by John Locke and David Hartley. This claims that all complex ideas develop from simple ones, which arise purely from sensory impressions. The orator's role, then, is to form the right associations between impressions and ideas in a listener's mind. Informed by this theory, these thirty-five lectures re-evaluate the classical rhetorical components of topic, method and style. First published in 1777, the work is reissued here in its 1781 Dublin printing."--back cover
A general view of the arguments for the unity of God and against the divinity and pre-existence of Christ: from reason, from the Scriptures, and from history. By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley ( )
74 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit by Joseph Priestley ( Book )
69 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An appeal to the public on the subject of the riots in Birmingham to which are added, strictures on a pamphlet intitled Thoughts on the late riot at Birmingham by Joseph Priestley ( )
54 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An address to Protestant dissenters of all denominations on the approaching election of Members of Parliament, with respect to the state of public liberty in general, and of American affairs in particular by Joseph Priestley ( )
52 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An history of the corruptions of Christianity in two volumes. By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley ( )
72 editions published between 1782 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A familiar introduction to the study of electricity By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley ( )
41 editions published between 1768 and 2005 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The triumph of truth being an account of the trial of Mr. Elwall before Judge Denton, for publishing a book in defence of the unity of God; by Edward Elwall ( )
53 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miscellaneous observations relating to education. More especially as it respects the conduct of the mind. by Joseph Priestley ( )
58 editions published between 1778 and 2013 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La 4e de couv. indique : "The English polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) wrote on a wide range of scientific, theological and pedagogical subjects. After the appearance of his influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series, Priestley produced in 1765 his Essay on a Course of Liberal Education, which is included and expanded on in this 1778 publication. Here he explains the reasons behind his decision to guide the curriculum at Warrington Academy towards a greater focus on subjects with a more direct application to 'civil and active life'. He offers more general instruction on the cultivation of young men in various spheres, notably through foreign travel and developing 'knowledge of the world'. Priestley ends by outlining a suggested course of lectures on the history and laws of England."
A course of lectures on the theory of language and universal grammar, 1762 by Joseph Priestley ( Book )
62 editions published between 1762 and 2013 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Priestley, selections from his writings by Joseph Priestley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considerations on the doctrine of phlogiston, and the decomposition of water by Joseph Priestley ( Book )
43 editions published between 1796 and 1999 in English and French and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enthält: Considerations on the doctrine of phlogiston ... / Joseph Priestley. Two lectures on combustion ... / John Maclean
 
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Alternative Names
Priestleij, J. 1733-1804
Priestley 1733-1804 Dr
Priestley, Dr., 1733-1804
Priestley, J.
Priestley, J. 1733-1804
Priestley, Jos 1733-1804
Priestley, Jos (Joseph), 1733-1804
Priestley, Josef 1733-1804
Priestley, Joseph
Priestly Joseph 1733-1804
Pristli, Dzhozef 1733-1804
פריסטלי, ג'וזף 1733-1804
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Languages
English (1,509)
French (42)
German (19)
Italian (3)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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