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Dilly, Charles 1739-1807

Overview
Works: 614 works in 831 publications in 1 language and 4,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Quotations  Pictorial works  Diaries  Juvenile works  Maps 
Roles: Author, Printer, Bookseller, Publisher, Book producer, Editor
Classifications: F597, B
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Most widely held works about Charles Dilly
 
Most widely held works by Charles Dilly
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

10 editions published between 1791 and 1793 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general history of quadrupeds by Ralph Beilby( Book )

6 editions published between 1790 and 1792 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have endeavoured to lay before our readers a particular account of the animals with which our own country is abundantly stored, especially of those which so materially contribute to the strength, the wealth, and the happiness of this kingdom; of these the Horse, the Cow, and the Sheep claim the first place; and in treating of these, we have noticed the improvements which an enlarged system of agriculture, supported by a noble spirit of generous emulation, has introduced into all parts of the country." (from Advertisement)
Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second edition published in Dublin followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. The book proved and remained immensely popular. The profits did not come soon enough for him, however. He died in poverty on January 31, 1780 in London. In the 20th century, the reliability of Carver's narrative has been debated by scholars; examination of Carver's manuscript journal establishes that it differs in important respects from the published version. More recent research points to the conclusion that while Carver actually made the tour he describes, he suppressed the fact that he performed it as a hired agent of Royal Governor Major Robert Rogers, rather than on his own responsibility. E.G. Bourne, in a 1906 essay published in the American Historical Review, summarized his view of Carver's book: "Scholars are in general agreement that much of the work in this volume is an abridgement or adaptation of historical writings by Charlevoix, Adair, and La Hontan. Entire chapters read as near verbatim text from one or more of these other authors."
An account of Corsica : the journal of a tour to that island, and memoirs of Pascal Paoli by James Boswell( Book )

3 editions published in 1768 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first complete reprint of Boswell's book on Corsica since the eighteenth century is enhanced by comprehensive annotation, textual apparatus, and a critical introduction. Boswell designed his text in two parts: first, an Account of Corsica, which gives a historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural overview of the Corsican people, and second, the Journal of his tour to see the Corsican leader Pascal Paoli in 1765. This edition, unlike so many reprints of just the Journal, allows the reader to appreciate Boswell's original design. The young and adventuresome Boswell wanted to write a
The state of the prisons in England and Wales : with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals by John Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 1784 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinarbas : a tale : being a continuation of Rasselas, prince of Abissinia by Ellis Cornelia Knight( Book )

1 edition published in 1790 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

4 editions published between 1785 and 1791 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the regular gradation in man : and in different animals and vegetables ; and from the former to the latter by Charles White( Book )

1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an African by Ignatius Sancho( Book )

2 editions published between 1783 and 1784 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters here present a unique and interesting chronicle of the times. Sancho discusses issues which include his own life story from his beginnings as a slave, following his rise to fame and noterity as one of the first Afro-British critics
The mysterious husband : A tragedy in five acts. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden by Richard Cumberland( Book )

2 editions published between 1783 and 1785 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Johnson's Table-talk : containing aphorisms on literature, life, and manners, with anecdotes of distinguished persons by Samuel Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of books printed for, and sold by Charles Dilly, in London. All the articles in the following catalogue are sold at the prices marked bound ; unless otherwise expressed by Charles Dilly( Book )

10 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just published, price 6s. in boards. Sixteen discourses on several texts of scripture by Charles Dilly( )

8 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, &c. &c. by Mary Alcock( )

1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children's friend by Berquin( )

1 edition published in 1793 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Charles Dilly English bookseller

Dilly.

Dilly, C.

Dilly, C. 1739-1807

Dilly, C. (Charles), 1739-1807

Dilly Charles

Dilly, Charles 1739-1807

E. and C. Dilly (London)

Edward and Charles Dilly (London)

Languages
English (63)