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Gilbert, Davies 1767-1839

Overview
Works: 110 works in 211 publications in 1 language and 1,707 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Local history  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Signer, Other, Recipient, Printer, Owner
Classifications: TJ153, 330
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Most widely held works by Davies Gilbert
Some ancient Christmas carols, with the tunes to which they were formerly sung in the west of England by Davies Gilbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1822 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plain statement of the bullion question : in a letter to a friend by Davies Gilbert( Book )

18 editions published between 1811 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parochial history of Cornwall : founded on the manuscript histories of Mr. Hals and Mr. Tonkin ; with additions and various appendices by Davies Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on the present state of the law relative to patents for inventions : in a letter to Davies Gilbert, Esq. M.P.P.R.S. &c. &c. &c. by Wm Thorold( Book )

7 editions published between 1829 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of the world, with Noah's flood : written in Cornish in the year 1611 by William Jordan( Book )

4 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursory observations on the act for ascertaining the bounties, and for regulating the exportation and importation of corn by Davies Gilbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to Davies Giddy, Esq. M.P. in answer to his plain statement of the bullion-question by Samuel Banfill( Book )

3 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some ancient Christmas carols : with the tunes to which they were formerly sung in the west of England. Together with two ancient ballads, and dialogue, &c. by Davies Gilbert( )

5 editions published between 1822 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plain statement of the bullion question by Davies Gilbert( )

1 edition published in 1819 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the vibrations of heavy bodies in cycloidal and in circular arches by Davies Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 1823 and 1825 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parochial history of Cornwall, founded on the manuscript histories of Mr Hals and Mr Tonkin by Davies Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental researches in electricity by Michael Faraday( Book )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Ancient Christmas Carols, with the Tunes to Which They Were Formerly Sung in the West of England by Davies Gilbert( )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A significant figure in the scientific community of his day, and a mentor to the chemist Sir Humphry Davy and his successor as president of the Royal Society, Davies Gilbert (1767-1839) also represented his native Cornwall in Parliament for almost thirty years. His love of his county and his concern to preserve its customs led him to publish in 1822 this collection of eight Christmas folk carols, the first of its kind, drawing on Cornwall's rich oral tradition. In his preface, Davies paints a heartwarming picture of the Christmas Eves of his childhood when, 'in the evening, cakes were drawn hot from the oven; cyder or beer exhilarated the spirits in every house; and the singing of Carols was continued late into the night'. From 'The Lord at first did Adam make' to 'Let all that are to mirth inclined', these simple ballads reflect the West of England's festive heritage
A Cornish Cantata. [Names of places in Cornwall arranged in the form of verses.] by Davies Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1810 and 1826 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the economy of machinery and manufactures by Charles Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this famous book, first published in 1832, Charles Babbage (1791-1871), the mathematician, philosopher, engineer and inventor who originated the concept of a programmable computer, surveys manufacturing practices and discusses the political, moral and economic factors affecting them. The book met with hostility from the publishing industry on account of Babbage's analysis of the manufacture and sale of books. Babbage describes the many different printing processes of the time, analyses the costs of book production and explains the publication process, before discussing the 'too large' profit margins of booksellers. Babbage succeeded in his aim 'to avoid all technical terms, and to describe in concise language', making this an eminently readable historical account. His analysis and promotion of mechanisation and efficient 'division of labour' (still known as the 'Babbage principle') continue to resonate strongly for modern industrial engineering
On the nature of negative and of imaginary quantities by Davies Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the mathematical theory of suspension bridges, with tables for facilitating their construction by Davies Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1826 and 1926 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper from mathematician and future President of the Royal Society Davies Gilbert is an example of how vital the field of mathematics was to the engineering explosion of the industrial revolution. When Thomas Telford proposed a suspension bridge from the island of Anglesey to the mainland of Wales, Gilbert became convinced that the suspension chain in Telford's design was too shallow. Through the power of mathematics, Gilbert improved on the design and helped Telford determine the length of the chains required for the bridge to achieve it's record-breaking span of 580 feet
 
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Alternative Names
Davies Gilbert britischer Politiker

Davies Gilbert britisk politikar og ingeniør

Davies Gilbert britisk politiker og ingeniør

Davies Gilbert Brits ingenieur (1767-1839)

Davies Gilbert brittisk politiker och ingenjör

Davies Gilbert politicien britannique

Davies Gilbert Scientist and mathematician. President of the Royal Society, M.P.

Giddy, Davies 1767-1839

Member of Parliament 1767-1839

דייוויס גילברט

ديفيز غيلبرت

دیویس گیلبرت مهندس بریتانیایی

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English (120)