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Aitken, Robert 1735-1802

Works: 227 works in 455 publications in 1 language and 4,413 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paraphrases  Psalters  Portraits  Fables  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Catechisms 
Roles: Printer, Author, Editor, Bookseller, Publisher, Translator
Classifications: Z1215, 808
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Aitken
Fables of Aesop and others by Aesop( )

15 editions published between 1777 and 1792 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Bible( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inaugural essay on inflammation by John Redman Coxe( )

3 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalms of David : imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship by Isaac Watts( )

3 editions published in 1781 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous English hymnodist Isaac Watts proposed that the metrical translations of the Psalms sung by Protestant Christians should be rewritten to give them a specifically Christian perspective
A letter addressed to the Abbe Raynal, on the affairs of North-America. In which the mistakes in the Abbe's account of the revolution of America are corrected and cleared up by Thomas Paine( )

7 editions published in 1782 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1782, this response to Raynal's The Revolution of America (also reissued in this series) by Thomas Paine (1737-1809) has been eclipsed by Paine's other work and largely overlooked. Written a year after Raynal's account of the American Revolution appeared in English, Paine's 'corrections' run to nearly eighty pages. His main critique of Raynal is that his argument stresses political theory rather than actions in the real world, an approach that lacks practicality. Paine argues against Raynal's assertion that the American War of Independence erupted over a tax dispute, and downplays France's involvement in the movement for independence. However, while attacking Raynal's influential work, he does so diplomatically, believing that the Abbé was writing from too great a distance to assess accurately the causes and principles of the conflict. This book has been hailed by scholars as the first of Paine's publications to demonstrate his internationalist views
The manual exercise, as ordered by His Majesty, in the year 1764 : together with plans and explanations of the method generally practised at reviews and field-days ; with copper-plates by Great Britain( )

7 editions published between 1775 and 1776 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military guide for young officers : by Thomas Simes, Esq. author of The military medley. In two volumes by Thomas Simes( )

3 editions published in 1776 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short introduction to English grammar : with critical notes by Robert Lowth( )

6 editions published between 1775 and 1799 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lowth's book on grammar is one of the most famous examples of 18th-century prescriptivism. Lowth was one of the first people to publish writing on what is correct and incorrect in English grammar. Its ample use of footnotes provides useful information as to why the right answer is right and why the wrong answer is wrong. His book was popular with self-taught scholars, who found his writing style to be clear and easy to understand. This text was referenced for centuries after its initial publication
Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres by Hugh Blair( Book )

6 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Bible, ; containing the Old and New Testaments:( Book )

4 editions published in 1782 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Aitken, R. 1735-1802

Aitken, R. (Robert), 1735-1802

Aitken, Robert 1734-1802

Robert Aitken (bokförläggare)

Robert Aitken (editor)

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