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Murray, John 1778-1843

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Works: 717 works in 1,018 publications in 2 languages and 10,054 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Periodicals  Reviews  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Book reviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Author, Printer, Editor, Originator, Recipient, Director, Bookseller, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: HB161, 330
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The life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. : from a variety of original sources by James Prior( Book )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A brief narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," : in His Majesty's ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( Book )
3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
On the principles of political economy and taxation by David Ricardo( Book )
3 editions published between 1817 and 1819 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Written in 1817, this famous treatise lays the groundwork for the principles of the market economy. It established the guiding ideas behind the economic concepts of diminishing returns and economic rent. As a leading master of economic principles of his time, Ricardo developed the theories now identified as distribution theory and international trade theory, or comparative advantage
Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835 by George Back( Book )
2 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Journal kept by Sir George Back of the expedition he led from Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, northeast to the Fish River (Back River) and the Arctic Coast. Includes scientific observations
The English review, or An Abstract of English and foreign literature ( file )
in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla by William Edward Parry( Book )
3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
Definitions in political economy by T. R Malthus( Book )
2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Letter to **** ****** on the Rev. W.L. Bowles' strictures on the life and writings of Pope by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )
12 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
The grounds of an opinion on the policy of restricting the importation of foreign corn : intended as an appendix to "Observations on the corn laws" by T. R Malthus( Book )
3 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Malthus is most famous as the inventor of a simple equation between population and food supply. In this treatise Malthus states the arguments for and against the protection of agriculture, holding the balance between the two opinions, but hinting that the political dependence caused by free trade was a serious evil, and that agriculture was more important than manufacture
Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea, and the great Loo-Choo island : with an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices by Basil Hall( Book )
3 editions published in 1818 in English and Spanish and held by 107 libraries worldwide
A naval officer and man of science, Basil Hall (1788-1844) commanded the brig HMS Lyra as part of Lord Amherst's 1816 embassy to the Qing court in China. While Amherst was engaged on his ultimately abortive venture, the mission's ships visited the west coast of Korea, and then travelled to the island of Okinawa (then known as the Great Loo-Choo Island), where they stayed for several weeks. Little was known about these regions in Britain, and this illustrated account of the journey offered many insights. As well as providing nautical data, such as surveys, soundings and meteorological observations, Hall also comments on geography and culture. A substantial vocabulary and primer on the Okinawan language, compiled by fellow naval officer H. J. Clifford, is included in the appendix. Hall's narratives of his later travels to both North and South America are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Travels through the interior provinces of Columbia by John Potter Hamilton( Book )
2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
A publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )
6 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 2 describes innovations including the famous travel guides, and ends with an assessment of Murray's publishing career
A publisher and his friends; memoir and correspondence of John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )
5 editions published between 1891 and 2003 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 2 describes innovations including the famous travel guides, and ends with an assessment of Murray's publishing career
Notes on Captain Medwin's conversations of Lord Byron by John Murray( Book )
9 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
A letter to John Murray, Esq., from Lord Nugent : touching an article in the last Quarterly Review, on a book called "Some memorials of Hampden, his party, and his times." by George Nugent Grenville Nugent( Book )
5 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The letters of John Murray to Lord Byron by John Murray( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
They show, for instance, to what extent Byron was amenable to Murray's suggestions as to alterations and revisions in his poetry, and how far Murray was prompted to publish works by authors at Byron's recommendation (Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" and "Christabel" owe their publication to just such a recommendation)."
A publisher and his friends : memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray with an account of the origin and progress of the house 1768 - 1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )
1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 1 commences with the beginnings of the firm in Scotland, and takes the story up to 1818
Benjamin Disraeli and John Murray : the Politician, the Publisher, and the Representative by Regina Akel( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This book tells the story of an early nineteenth-century London newspaper, the Representative, more important for the people who took part in its inception than for its journalistic merits. The gallery of characters who appear in the narrative includes prominent figures of the age, literary as well as political, such as Sir Walter Scott and his son-in-law, John Gibson Lockhart; Foreign Secretary George Canning; and certainly publisher John Murray II. The pivotal figure is, however, a very young Benjamin Disraeli, whose brilliant mind already displayed great powers of observation, verbal expression and manipulation of his elders and betters. Written in a fluent style, and drawing upon previously untapped original sources at The Bodleian Library and The John Murray Archive at The National Library of Scotland, the book presents documented proof that the events narrated are quite different from what has traditionally been accepted as truth, at the same time it unveils hitherto unknown facets of well-known figures of the age
 
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Alternative Names
John Murray
John Murray 1778–1843)
John Murray éditeur britannique
John Murray editor británico
John Murray Schots uitgever
McMurray, John 1778-1843
Murray 1778-1843
Murray and Highley.
Murray J.
Murray, J. 1778-1843
Murray, J. fl. 1796-1843
Murray, John 1778-1843 II.
Murray, John II
Murray John II 1778-1843
Murray, John Samuel
Murray John Samuel 1778-1843
Murray, John (Verleger, 1778-1843) 1778-1843
Murray, William
Murray William 1778-1843
Мюррей, Джон
Мюррей, Джон (издатель)
جان مورای
ジョン・マレー (1778-1843)
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Spanish (1)
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