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Smyth, W. H. (William Henry) 1788-1865

Overview
Works: 196 works in 533 publications in 2 languages and 4,796 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Terminology  Naval history  Observations  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Cartographer, Editor, Compiler, Composer, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: V23, 623.803
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Most widely held works by W. H Smyth
The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc by W. H Smyth( Book )

43 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral William Henry Smyth (1780-1865) went to sea at an early age, becoming a sailor and surveyor with the East India Company, and later moving to Mediterranean waters. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1830, he spent much of his free time engaged in scientific pursuits. One of his final projects was this 'word-book' of nautical terminology, which he had been compiling throughout his career, and whose publication was eagerly anticipated by his fellow naval officers. Although Smyth died before it was published in 1867, his notes were edited by his family and revised by Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877). Ranging from technical terminology to sailors' slang, Smyth's glossary contains more than 700 pages of definitions, arranged alphabetically, making it an indispensable source on nineteenth-century nautical vocabulary for both maritime historians and sailing aficionados
A cycle of celestial objects, for the use of naval, military, and private astronomers by W. H Smyth( Book )

8 editions published between 1844 and 1972 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean a memoir, physical, historical, and nautical by W. H Smyth( Book )

14 editions published between 1854 and 1972 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended atmospheres of outer planet satellites and comets interim report for the period February 1, 1985 to April 30, 1985 by W. H Smyth( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ædes Hartwellianæ; or, Notices of the manor and mansion of Hartwell by W. H Smyth( Book )

21 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of distinguished scientific men by F Arago( Book )

11 editions published between 1857 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cycle of celestial objects, observed, reduced, and discussed by W. H Smyth( Book )

14 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species from Io report for the periods of July 23 to September 22, 1997 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species from Io report for the periods of November 23, 1997 to January 22, 1998 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning Irascible Strong and Trixie-Cunning, and their sons: Cunning-Strong, Skilful-Strong, Simple-Strong, Tricksy-Cunning, and their descendants by W. H Smyth( Book )

7 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species for Io final report for the period of May 7, 1993 to May 6, 1996 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography, of Sicily and its islands, interspersed with antiquarian and other notices by W. H Smyth( Book )

13 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of the gas tori of Titan and Triton final report for the period, January 24, 1994 to July 23, 1997 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended atmospheres of comets and outer planet-satellite systems by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidereal chromatics; being a re-print, with additions from the "Bedford cycle of celestial objects," and its "Hartwell continuation," on the colours of multiple stars by W. H Smyth( Book )

16 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and services of Captain Philip Beaver, late of His Majesty's ship Nisus by W. H Smyth( Book )

6 editions published between 1829 and 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive catalogue of a cabinet of Roman imperial large-brass medals by W. H Smyth( Book )

9 editions published between 1834 and 1884 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular treatise on comets : reprinted from Popular astronomy by F Arago( Book )

5 editions published in 1861 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of the published and privately-printed works by W. H Smyth( Book )

2 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc
Alternative Names
Smith, William Henry 1788-1865

Smyth, Guglielmo E. 1788-1865

Smyth, W. H. 1788-1865

Smyth, William Henry 1788-1865

William Henry Smyth astronomo e ammiraglio britannico

William Henry Smyth Brits astronoom (1788-1865)

William Henry Smyth englischer Astronom

ウィリアム・ヘンリー・スミス

威廉·亨利·史密斯

Languages
English (192)

Latin (1)

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Sidereal chromatics; being a re-print, with additions from the "Bedford cycle of celestial objects," and its "Hartwell continuation," on the colours of multiple stars