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Smith, J. Jay (John Jay) 1798-1881

Works: 64 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 3,190 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Periodicals  Biography  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Designs and plans  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Translator, Compiler, Editor, Narrator, Composer
Classifications: QK481, 343.1
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Most widely held works about J. Jay Smith
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The North American sylva, or, A description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia considered particularly with respect to their use in the arts and their introduction into commerce ; to which is added a description of the most useful of the European forest trees by François André Michaux( Book )
70 editions published between 1850 and 1983 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second issue of the first edition. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of two of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th-century America, Francois A. Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. Michaux's work is based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The first edition of his work was published in Paris in 1817-19, although bearing a Philadelphia imprint. The plates were executed by the great French flower painter, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa and shipped to America. Later the copperplates were sent over as well. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in later editions in Philadelphia. There are numerous American editions using these plates. The first American edition of Michaux was issued at New Harmony in 1841 and reissued with cancel title in Cincinnati in 1842. This second edition was reissued using the same plates until 1856, when a fire destroyed the text plates but not the Redouté coppers. The third American edition began in 1857 and was also reissued several times. Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the Far West in the 1820s and '30s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species overlooked by the Frenchman, and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work was first published in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The more up-to-date method of using colored lithographs for the plates was employed in the Nuttall volumes, since the publisher did not have engraved plates in stock, as was the case with the Michaux work. The Nuttall was also reprinted a number of times, in uniform editions with the Michaux
Celebrated trials of all countries and remarkable cases of criminal jurisprudence by J. Jay Smith( )
24 editions published between 1835 and 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprises 88 cases, including Salem witches, execution for forgery in 1828, and Chapman poison case in Bucks Co., Pa., in 1832. Includes many cases furnished by the London Annual Register
Letters of Doctor Richard Hill and his children, or, The history of a family as told by themselves by Richard Hill( )
4 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two hundred designs for cottages and villas, etc., etc., original and selected by Thomas Ustick Walter( Book )
16 editions published between 1816 and 1976 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penn family (from Lippincott's magazine) by J. Jay Smith( )
8 editions published between 1867 and 1870 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American gardener's calendar; adapted to the climate and seasons of the United States by Bernard M'Mahon( Book )
5 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private journal kept during a portion of the revolutionary war, for the amusement of a sister by Margaret Hill Morris( )
3 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Waldie's select circulating library ( )
in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recollections of John Jay Smith by J. Jay Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1892 and 1898 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer's jaunt across the water by J. Jay Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to workers in metal and stone for the use of architects and designers, black and white smiths ... From origional designs, and selections made from every accessible source, American and European by Thomas Ustick Walter( Book )
7 editions published between 1846 and 1979 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
General reader 1798-1881
Member of the Philadelphia bar 1798-1881
Smith, Jno. Jay 1798-1881
Smith, Jno. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881
Smith, John Jay 1798-1881
Smith, Jonathan Jay 1798-1881
English (217)