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Creech, William 1745-1815

Overview
Works: 303 works in 465 publications in 1 language and 2,956 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Portraits  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Trials, litigation, etc  Registers  Periodicals 
Roles: Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Editor, Book producer
Classifications: AC4, 801.95
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by William Creech, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Creech
Edinburgh fugitive pieces by William Creech ( )
29 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters respecting the mode of living, trade, manners, and literature, &c. of Edinburgh in 1763 and the present period by William Creech ( )
4 editions published in 1788 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The children's friend by Berquin ( )
2 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lounger a periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1785 and 1786 by Henry Mackenzie ( )
2 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect by Robert Burns ( Book )
6 editions published between 1787 and 1798 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Robert Burns; with his life by Robert Burns ( Book )
1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters, respecting the trade, manners, &c. of Edinburgh by William Creech ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of chemistry, in a systematic order, containing all the modern discoveries. Illustrated with thirteen copperplates. by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier ( Book )
2 editions published between 1793 and 1796 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames ( Book )
2 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With respect to the present undertaking, it is not the author's intention to compose a regular treatise upon each of the fine arts; but only, in general, to exhibit their fundamental principles, drawn from human nature, the true source of criticism. The fine arts are intended to entertain us, by making pleasant impressions; and, by that circumstance, are distinguished from the useful arts. But in order to make pleasant impressions, we ought to know what objects are naturally agreeable, and what naturally disagreeable. That subject is here attempted, as far as necessary for unfolding the genuine principles of the fine arts; and the author assumes no merit from his performance, but that of evincing that these principles, as well as every just rule of criticism, are founded upon the sensitive part of our nature. The author also attempts to explain the nature of Man, considered as a sensitive being capable of pleasure and pain"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Original anecdotes of Peter the Great by Jakob von Staehlin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1788 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the history of civil society by Adam Ferguson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1773 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Adam Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society (first published in 1767) is a classic of the Scottish - and European - Enlightenment. Drawing on such diverse sources as classical authors and contemporary travel literature, Ferguson offers a complex model of historical advance which challenges both Hume's and Smith's embrace of modernity and the primitivism of Rousseau. Ferguson combines a subtle analysis of the emergence of modern commercial society with a critique of its abandonment of civic and communal virtues. Central to Ferguson's theory of citizenship are the themes of conflict, play, political participation and military valour. The Essay is a bold and novel attempt to reclaim the tradition of active, virtuous citizenship and apply it to the modern state." -- Publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Creech, G. fl. 1771-1815
Creech, William
Theophrastus, 1745-1815
Languages
English (113)