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Thoms, William John 1803-1885

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Works: 184 works in 567 publications in 3 languages and 4,193 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Romances  Anecdotes  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Surveys  Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Producer, Dedicatee, Other, Bookseller, Correspondent, Compiler
Classifications: DA680, 398.245
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Publications about William John Thoms
Publications by William John Thoms
Publications by William John Thoms, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by William John Thoms
Early English prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )
22 editions published between 1889 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Anecdotes and traditions : illustrative of early English history and literature, derived from ms. sources . by William John Thoms( Book )
38 editions published between 1838 and 1980 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Early English prose romances, with bibliographical and historical introductions by William John Thoms( Book )
18 editions published between 1858 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The survey of London by John Stow( Book )
13 editions published between 1842 and 1876 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
This volume offers a rare 1603 account of London and its history
The history of Reynard the Fox by William Caxton( Book )
27 editions published between 1844 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 183 libraries worldwide
2 vols bound together
Three notelets on Shakespeare by William John Thoms( Book )
17 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Human longevity, its facts and its fictions including an inquiry into some of the more remarkable instances, and suggestions for testing reputed cases, illustrated by examples by William John Thoms( Book )
12 editions published between 1873 and 2000 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The old story books of England. Illustrated with twelve pictures by eminent artists by William John Thoms( Book )
19 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
The primeval antiquities of Denmark by Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae( Book )
11 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-85) is probably best remembered today for founding the journal Notes and Queries and for having coined the term 'folk lore'. He undertook the translation of this work by the Danish archaeologist Jens Worsaae (1821-85) because he felt (as Worsaae says himself) that 'the primeval national antiquities of the British islands have never hitherto been brought into a scientific arrangement'. Believing that this had arisen partly because of the difficulty of distinguishing between some of the many different cultures in Britain's past, Thoms also felt that British interpretations of finds were too frequently beset by 'fanciful theories'. Cultural ties between Britain and Denmark during the Dark Ages meant that finds in Denmark could illuminate British discoveries, and vice versa: Worsaae's work could therefore guide future excavations in Britain. Highly influential and illustrated with woodcuts, this translation first appeared in 1849
On traces of the primitive village community in English municipal institutions by George Laurence Gomme( Book )
4 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The request and suite of a true-hearted Englishman by William Cholmley( Book )
4 editions published between 1853 and 1968 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A collection of early prose romances ( Book )
2 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Robert the Deuyll; a romance ( Book )
2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The Gallant history of Bevis of Southampton, and two other stories ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Early English prose romances by William John Thoms( Book )
15 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Hannah Lightfoot. Queen Charlotte & the Chevalier d'Eon. Dr. Wilmot's Polish princess by William John Thoms( Book )
5 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Gammer Gurton's famous histories : of Sir Guy of Warwick, Sir Bevis of Hampton, Tom Hickathrift, Friar Bacon, Robin Hood, and the King and the cobbler by William John Thoms( Book )
11 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
In 1846, William John Thomas assembled this collection of short tales which tell the story of classic English folk heroes
The home treasury of old story books ( Book )
4 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Merton, Ambrose, 1803-1885

Amb. Mer 1803-1885
Amb. Mer. (Ambrose Merton), 1803-1885
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Merton, Ambrose.
Merton, Ambrose 1803-1885
Thoms, W. J.
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Thoms, W. J. (William John), 1803-1885
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Thoms, Wm. J. 1803-1885
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