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Anderson, Alexander 1775-1870

Works: 1,344 works in 2,706 publications in 2 languages and 19,501 library holdings
Genres: Paraphrases  Harmonies  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Portraits  Biography  Designs and plans  Poetry  Christian fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Engraver, Engineer, Publisher, Wood -engraver, Printer, Photographer
Classifications: BS1440, 728.6
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The looking-Glass for the mind ; or, intellectual mirror. Being an elegant collection of the most delightful little stories, and interesting tales, chiefly translated from that much admired work, L'Ami des enfans by Berquin( Book )

54 editions published between 1795 and 1852 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-seven eighteenth-century stories in which virtue always triumphs over vice and hardship
Sufferings in Africa: Captain Riley's narrative; an authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart [sic] or Zahahrah, and observations historical, geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author while a slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco by James Riley( )

27 editions published between 1813 and 1928 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty
American spelling book by Noah Webster( Book )

82 editions published between 1792 and 1828 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American educator Noah Webster first published A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, otherwise known as the Blue Back Speller, in 1783. His goal was to provide a uniquely American, Christ-centered approach to training children. Little did he know that this remarkable gem would become the staple for parents and educators for more than a century and would help to build the most literate nation in the history of the West. Many of the Founding Fathers used this book to home school their children, including Benjamin Franklin who taught his granddaughter to read, spell, and pronounce words using "Old Blue Back."
The works of Flavius Josephus by Flavius Josephus( )

23 editions published between 1794 and 1795 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villas and cottages : a series of designs prepared for execution in the United States by Calvert Vaux( Book )

8 editions published between 1857 and 1973 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of country houses : including designs for cottages, and farmhouses, and villas, with remarks on interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilating by A. J Downing( Book )

5 editions published between 1850 and 1969 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books : New Revised Standard Version by Thomas Sternhold( )

13 editions published between 1796 and 1823 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Revised Standard Version has been recognized by millions of people as the new standard in contemporary Bible translations. Accurate, yet accessible, the NRSV has been authorized for use by numerous Christian denominations throughout the world. This text edition features the complete NRSV translators' notes and a variety of informative charts and timelines. The NRSV Apocrypha contains the most complete collection of Apocryphal and Deuterocanonical books in any English-language Bible
The Happy family, or, Winter evenings' employment consisting of reading and conversations : in seven parts by Friend of youth( Book )

14 editions published between 1803 and 1807 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymns in prose, for children. By the author of Lessons for children by Barbauld( Book )

26 editions published between 1806 and 1826 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of inspirational and moral tracts published for children to encourage reading and strength of character
The life of Benjamin Franklin by O. L Holley( )

11 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new and complete life of our blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: that great example, as well as Saviour of mankind by Paul Wright( )

12 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farmer's boy a rural poem. By Robert Bloomfield by Robert Bloomfield( Book )

12 editions published between 1800 and 1803 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel in two books: with some other poems. By James Beattie, LL. D by James Beattie( Book )

9 editions published in 1802 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new hieroglyphical Bible for the amusement and instruction of children ... to the whole is added, a sketch of the life of Our Blessed Saviour, and the holy apostles, &c( Book )

7 editions published between 1815 and 1818 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of hope with other poems. by Thomas Campbell( Book )

9 editions published between 1804 and 1814 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a traditional 18th century didactic poem in heroic couplets
The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan( Book )

8 editions published between 1800 and 1875 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrim Christian forsakes the world in order to undertake the dangerous journey to the Celestial City, experiencing numerous crises and temptations along the way
Salmagundi; or, The whim-whams and opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, esq.; and others by Washington Irving( Book )

11 editions published between 1814 and 1857 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mad magazine of its day, the satirical journal Salmagundi was launched in 1807 by Washington Irving, his brother William, and their friend James Kirke Paulding. Featuring pseudonyms like Will Wizard and Pindar Cockloft, their nonsensical (and occasionally bawdy) comedy is collected in this volume, which popularized New York City's nickname Gotham."
The History of birds( Book )

23 editions published between 1810 and 1835 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Alexander Anderson

Anderson 1775-1870

Anderson 1775-1870 Dr

Anderson, Dr., 1775-1870