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Wheatley, Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) 1838-1912

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Works: 28 works in 44 publications in 3 languages and 100 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Bibliography  Catalogs 
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Publications by Henry B Wheatley
Publications by Henry B Wheatley, published posthumously.
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Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
8 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A prolific author and bibliographer, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) wrote or edited dozens of works during a distinguished literary career. First published in 1898 as the fourth volume in Richard Garnett's 'Library Series', Prices of Books traces the market value of books in England from the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. Wheatley recounts the history of booksellers, and manuscript and book pricing in England, providing detailed analyses of significant auction sales over three centuries. He also devotes chapters to the pricing history of Shakespeare's works and other notable English publications. Serving as a fascinating micro-history of England's reading and book-collecting habits, this work will appeal to those interested in antiquarian culture and the history of the book. Several other works by Wheatley are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, including the delightful Literary Blunders (1893)
Manipulus vocabulorum : a rhyming dictionary of the English language by Peter Levens( Book )
4 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
How to catalogue a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a prolific writer on bibliography, literature and the arts. As founder of the Index Society, and editor of The Bibliographer, he was also involved in the foundation of the Library Association. In that context he wrote several works on library topics. How to Catalogue a Library (1889) was aimed at smaller library collections, as existing systems, such as the manuals of the British Museum library or the Library of Congress, were too elaborate for smaller collections. Wheatley begins by defining the differences between catalogues, indexes and bibliographies, and then compares the existing rules. He discusses the physical form of catalogues and lists the minimum requirements for the catalogue of a small library. He also discusses cataloguing manuscripts and cross-referencing, and provides a useful index of Latin place names. The book contains much on the theory of organisation of information still of relevance today
How to form a library by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Wheatley set about writing this 1887 volume knowing that his attempt to form a personal library was only one of many ways to approach such a large subject. This book includes chapters on people's existing libraries, how to buy books, overviews of both public and private libraries, bibliographies, publishing societies, libraries for children, and a list of one hundred desirable books
What is an index? A few notes on indexes and indexers by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
2 editions published between 1878 and 1879 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a bibliographer and editor with a prodigious output of books and articles to his name. This 1879 book shows the development of indexes, gives rules for their compilation and provides a list of important printed indexes and concordances. A fascinating introduction to the subject
Les reliures remarquables du Musée Britannique : au point de vue de l'art et de l'histoire by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
How to make an index by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Reliques of ancient English poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date by Thomas Percy( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
While visiting a friend, the writer and cleric Thomas Percy (1729-1811) noticed a neglected folio whose pages were being used by the maids to light the fire. Upon inspection, this manuscript was found to be a seventeenth-century collection of historical ballads. Following this discovery, Percy collected further ballads and songs from a number of sources, which he published in this three-volume work in 1765, although ultimately only a quarter of the texts he presented came from that original manuscript. Although this work proved to be incredibly popular, Percy's idiosyncratic editorial practices also received much criticism. The collection centres on historical ballads and romances, demonstrating the development of language, customs and traditions, to which Percy added contemporary ballads for his readers' enjoyment. Volume 2 includes a rondel which Percy ascribes to Chaucer, as well as verses purported to be by Queen Elizabeth I and King Charles I
Of the orthographie and congruitie of the Britan tongue : a treates noe shorter then necessarie, for the schooles by Alexander Hume( Book )
2 editions published between 1865 and 1891 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The historical and the posthumous memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1772-1784; ed., with notes and additional chapters from the author's unpublished ms by Nathaniel William Wraxall( Book )
1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Literary blunders; a chapter in the "History of human error." by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Delight in other people's errors never dates, and this little book, first published in 1893, is a fount of human folly and a joy to read. Its compiler, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), was a distinguished librarian, bibliographer and scholar, and a prolific author on London history and the history of books. This publication displays his great sense of humour, and his effortless command of far-flung sources in the search for a good joke. Citing examples from historians to misguided schoolboys, as well as from everyday conversation, Wheatley looks at comic misprints, misunderstandings, and garbled English in foreign parts. However, the book also has a more serious contribution to make: the chapter on printed errata makes use of the earliest evidence of proof correction by authors, and the analysis of misprints in early printing shows how many variant readings in the works of Shakespeare came about
Books in chains, and other bibliographical papers by William Blades( Book )
1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This volume, published two years after Blades's death, explores the practice of securing books by chaining in England and abroad. Other chapters deal with such topics as the use and development of signatures in books; early schools of typography; and the invention of printing. Informative and readable, Books in Chains will be of interest to bibliophiles everywhere
Merlin, or the early history of King Arthur : a prose romance (about 1450-1460) ( Book )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Remarkable bindings in the British Museum, selected for their beauty or historic interest by Henry B Wheatley( Book )
1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) was a prolific writer on bibliography, literature and the arts. As founder of the Index Society, and editor of The Bibliographer, he was also involved in the foundation of the Library Association. In that context he wrote several works on library topics, and this volume contains two works on bookbinding, Remarkable Bindings in the British Museum (1889) and Bookbinding Considered as a Fine Art, Mechanical Art and Manufacture (1882). The former contains descriptions and illustrations of 62 examples of bookbinding then in the British Museum library, notable as beautiful examples from different countries and periods, or different materials, or for their historic interest. The second piece was a paper read to the Society of Arts in 1880. It outlines the history of bookbinding styles in different countries, and then discusses it both as an art form and from a practical point of view, with illustrations
LONDON, PAST AND PRESENT by HENRY BENJAMIN WHEATLEY( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
London, past and present by Henry Benjamin Wheatley( Book )
2 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in German and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
London, past and present by Henry Benjamin Wheatley( Book )
2 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in German and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Diary by Samuel Pepys( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Wheatley, Henry Benjamin
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German (2)
French (1)
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