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West, John 1770-1827

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Works: 135 works in 261 publications in 1 language and 4,938 library holdings
Genres: Paraphrases  History  Dictionaries  Drama  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Hymns  Christian poetry  Poetry  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Book producer, Bookseller, Printer
Classifications: B1290,
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Publications by John West
Publications by John West, published posthumously.
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A catalogue of books published in America, and for sale at the bookstore of John West, no. 75, Cornhill, Boston by John West( Book )
12 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )
6 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"With respect to the present undertaking, it is not the author's intention to compose a regular treatise upon each of the fine arts; but only, in general, to exhibit their fundamental principles, drawn from human nature, the true source of criticism. The fine arts are intended to entertain us, by making pleasant impressions; and, by that circumstance, are distinguished from the useful arts. But in order to make pleasant impressions, we ought to know what objects are naturally agreeable, and what naturally disagreeable. That subject is here attempted, as far as necessary for unfolding the genuine principles of the fine arts; and the author assumes no merit from his performance, but that of evincing that these principles, as well as every just rule of criticism, are founded upon the sensitive part of our nature. The author also attempts to explain the nature of Man, considered as a sensitive being capable of pleasure and pain"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
An account of the Pelew Islands by George Keate( Book )
4 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"A vocabulary of the Pelew language": pages 365-378 An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson and some of his officers who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the honourable East India Company
An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( Book )
5 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Locke's Essay ... (1690) withstood an onslaught by traditional theologians, for rejecting orthodox theology and the concept of innate ideas: as he suggested that God could make matter think. The Essay quickly became one of the most influential books of the eighteenth century, and its contributions to the philosophy of space and time, matter and power were quickly hailed as formative contributions to ... philosophy''--Amazon.com
A view of the evidences of Christianity by William Paley( Book )
4 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
One of the most famous works of 18th century British Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian William Paley. 'Evidences' was for many decades part of the Cambridge examination syllabus. Charles Darwin famously studied the book, and was delighted by Paley's language and logic
A bold stroke for a wife by Susanna Centlivre( Book )
4 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Susanna Centlivre's play The Wonder (1714) was one of the most popular works on the eighteenth-century English stage. Set in Lisbon, the plot interweaves two romantic intrigues around one "secret": the heroine Violante is hiding her best friend, Isabella (who is the sister of her own lover, Don Felix), from Isabella's father, who wishes to marry her off to a rich but decrepit old merchant. Because she is sworn to secrecy, Violante cannot reveal Isabella's whereabouts, nor can she explain to Felix why Isabella's new lover, a dashing British soldier, happens to be about the house, prompting Felix's intense jealousy. Centlivre's critique on the tyrannical patriarchs in the world of the play is at the same time a veiled critique of similar conditions in Augustan-era Britain." "This Broadview edition includes contemporary responses (by Richard Steele and Arthur Bedford), biographical accounts, selections of Centlivre's poetry, and early nineteenth-century criticism (by Elizabeth Inchbald and William Hazlitt)."--Jacket
Calvary; or, The death of Christ. A poem, in eight books by Richard Cumberland( Book )
3 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The American preceptor improved being a new selection of lessons for reading and speaking : designed for the use of schools by Caleb Bingham( Book )
3 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley( Book )
3 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This classic work by William Paley was one of the most popular books in England and America in the early nineteenth century. Its significance lies in the fact that it marks an important point at which eighteenth century "whiggism" began to be transformed into nineteenth century "liberalism." First published in 1785, Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was originally based on his Cambridge lectures of 1766-1776. It was designed for instructional purposes and was almost immediately adopted as a required text for all undergraduates at Cambridge. The great popularity of Paley's Principles is perhaps due in part to the author's remarkable gift for clear exposition. Even today, this work is very readable and easily comprehended. But the popularity of the book also reflected the fact that Paley expressed some of the leading scientific, theological, and ethical ideas of his time and place. In this respect, Paley's great classic provides valuable insight into the Anglo-American mind of the early nineteenth century and helps us better understand the thinking processes and evolving concepts of liberty and virtue that were displacing the old "whiggism" of the preceding century. - Publisher
The rudiments of Latin and English grammar : designed to facilitate the study of both languages, by connecting them together. By Alexander Adam by Alexander Adam( Book )
4 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A view of the life, travels, and philanthropic labours of the late John Howard by John Aikin( Book )
3 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Religious affections by Jonathan Edwards( Book )
3 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features the table of contents linked to every part and chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Seneca's morals, by way of abstract : to which is added a discourse under the title of An after thought ... by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )
3 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Addresses to young men by James Fordyce( Book )
4 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A new version of the Psalms of David fitted to the tunes used in churches by Nahum Tate( file )
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
West, J. 1770-1827
West, J. (John), 1770-1827
West, Jean 1770-1827
Languages
English (88)
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