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Bentley, R. (Richard) 1708-1782

Overview
Works: 135 works in 303 publications in 2 languages and 3,124 library holdings
Genres: Illustrations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Dictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Illustrator, Other, Bookseller, Recipient, Printer
Classifications: AC4, 741.64092
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Publications about R Bentley
Publications by R Bentley
Publications by R Bentley, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by R Bentley
Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by Mr. T. Gray by Thomas Gray( file )
30 editions published between 1753 and 1789 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The answer to the lyre : Richard Bentley's illustrations for Thomas Gray's poems by Loftus Jestin( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Philodamus. A tragedy by R Bentley( Book )
17 editions published between 1767 and 2005 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
An attempt towards an apology for His R---- H------ the D---- by R Bentley( Computer File )
16 editions published in 1751 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
A journey into England by Paul Hentzner( file )
11 editions published between 1757 and 1881 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Patriotism, a mock-heroic. In five cantos by R Bentley( file )
6 editions published in 1763 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Patriotism, a mock-heroic. In six cantos by R Bentley( file )
9 editions published between 1765 and 1978 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Horace Walpole's cat by Christopher Frayling( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"The tragic death of Walpole's cat and the Thomas Gray poem written in her honor: the true story of what happened, and a look at the lively social and cultural scene in the eighteenth century. This delightful compendium focuses on one of the best-loved poems in the English language, but in the process it takes the reader on an engaging romp through the literary, intellectual, and cultural world of the eighteenth century. It brings alive a host of engaging characters: Horace Walpole himself (one of the great letter writers of all time, wit, raconteur; the curmudgeonly Dr. Johnson (who nevertheless had 'a very fine cat indeed') and his sometimes recalcitrant biographer James Boswell; and a cast of 'handsome cats,' including Selima and Zama. In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese blue and white porcelain tub in Walpole's house in London's Mayfair and never returned to dry land. The poem by Thomas Gray, 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold-fishes,' was written as her mock epitaph. Here is the true history of the event, and a look at the sparkling social and cultural life of the period. It is beautifully illustrated with Richard Bentley's original series of designs for the poem, William Blake's wonderful watercolors of some fifty years later, and the unpublished color illustrations produced in the 1940s by the noted children's book illustrator Kathleen Hale, of Orlando the Marmalade Cat fame."--Publisher's website
Philodamus. A tragedy As it was acted at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden, the 14th December, 1782 by R Bentley( file )
5 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by Thomas Gray( Book )
7 editions published between 1753 and 1789 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The airs, duetts, trios and chorusses, &c. in The prophet a comic opera, in three acts; performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden by R Bentley( file )
6 editions published between 1788 and 1953 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A petition to the Right Hon. Mr., in favour of Mr. Maclean. By a lady by R Bentley( file )
6 editions published in 1750 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
The airs, duetts, trios and chorusses, &c. in The prophet a comic opera in three acts by R Bentley( Book )
3 editions published in 1788 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The wishes, or, Harlequin's mouth open'd by R Bentley( Book )
4 editions published between 1761 and 1989 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Paul Hentzner's travels in England, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner( Book )
4 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A letter to the Rt. Hon. Charles James Fox, upon the dangerous and inflammatory tendency of his late conduct in Parliament by Thomas Richard Bentley( Book )
1 edition published in 1793 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bentley, Richard, 1708-1782
Bentley, Richard, II
Gentleman in town, 1708-1782
Man, 1708-1782
Richard Bentley
Languages
English (159)
French (1)
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