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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham 1810-1897

Overview
Works: 312 works in 1,957 publications in 4 languages and 16,476 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Poetry  Fiction  Quotations  Folklore  Juvenile works  Fables  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Translator, Originator, Proofreader, Contributor
Classifications: PN43, 803
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Most widely held works about Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
 
Most widely held works by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

198 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompasses real, fictitious, and mythical names from history, romance, the arts, science, and fable, and phrases, superstitions, and customs ancient and contemporary
Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

101 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published in 1870, this treasury of 'words that have a story to tell' has established itself as one of the great reference classics - the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information." "At the heart of the dictionary lie entries on the meaning and origin of a vast range of words and expressions, from everyday English phrases to Latin tags. Alongside these are articles on people and events in mythology and religion, and on folk customs, superstitions and beliefs. Major events and people in history are also treated, as are movements in art and literature, famous literary characters, and key aspects of popular culture, philosophy, geography, science and magic. To complete this rich mix of information, Brewer and his subsequent editors have added a miscellany of general knowledge - lists of patron saints, terms in heraldry, regimental nicknames, public house names, the principal English horse-races and famous last words."--Jacket
The dictionary of phrase and fable, giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

247 editions published between 1860 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published in 1870, this treasury of 'words that have a tale to tell has established itself as one of the great reference classics-the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information. At the heart of the dictionary lie entries on the meaning and origin of a vast range of words and expressions, from everyday phrases to Latin tags. Alongside these are articles on people and events in mythology and religion, and on folk customs, superstitions and beliefs. Major events and people in history are also treated, as are movements in art and literature, famous literary characters, and key aspects of popular culture, philosophy, geography, science and magic. To complete this rich mix of information, Brewer and his subsequent editors have added an extraordinary and enticing miscellany of general knowledge-lists of patron saints, terms in heraldry, regimental nicknames, public house names, and famous last words. -- Publisher's description
A dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmatic by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

79 editions published between 1884 and 2020 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems by E. Cobham Brewer( Book )

100 editions published between 1897 and 2000 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama : a revised American edition of the Readers' handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

78 editions published between 1892 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historic note-book: with an appendix of battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

44 editions published between 1891 and 1966 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of phrase & fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

30 editions published between 1923 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

132 editions published between 1870 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions, and figures, whether historical or mythical
A guide to the scientific knowledge of things familiar by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

117 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I.-heat -- Part II.-air
The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories : with two appendices by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

70 editions published between 1880 and 1925 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's quotations : a phrase and fable dictionary by Nigel Rees( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's cinema : a phrase and fable dictionary /[compiled and typeset by Market House Books Ltd ; edited by Jonathan Law ... et al.] by E. Cobham Brewer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference book
Authors and their works with dates: being the appendices to The reader's handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

13 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of famous names in fiction, allusions, references, proverbs, plots, stories, and poems. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1899 by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entire new system of book-keeping, by single entry by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

5 editions published between 1860 and 1874 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

16 editions published between 1800 and 1925 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable by John Ayto( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable guide to modern language and culture. Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, it applies the trademark Brewer's treatment to a fascinating selection of buzzwords, catchphrases, slang, nicknames, fictional characters and intriguing cultural phenomena from pop culture to politics, literature to technology
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound and its phenomena by Ebenezer Cobham BREWER( Book )

15 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable
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Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fableThe dictionary of phrase and fable, giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tellA dictionary of miracles, imitative, realistic, and dogmaticCharacter sketches of romance, fiction and the drama : a revised American edition of the Readers' handbookDictionary of phrase & fableDictionary of phrase and fableA guide to the scientific knowledge of things familiarBrewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable
Alternative Names
Brever, E. C.

Brewer.

Brewer, C. E.

Brewer, C. E. 1810-1897

Brewer, Cobham.

Brewer, E. C.

Brewer, E. C. 1810-1897

Brewer, E. Cobham.

Brewer E. Cobham (1810-1897)

Brewer, E. Cobham (Ebenezer Cobham) 1810-1897

Brewer, Ebenezer C.

Brewer, Ebenezer C. 1810-1897

Brewer. Ebenezer Cobham

Brewer, Edward 1810-1897

Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer

Cobham Brewer, Ebenezer 1810-1897

E. Cobham Brewer britischer Lexikograf

E. Cobham Brewer Brits lexicograaf (1810-1897)

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Vreouer, E. K.

Vreouer E. K. (1810-1897)

اى. كوبهام بروير

إي. كوبهام بروير معجمي بريطاني

エベニーザ・コバム・ブルーワー

ブルーワー, E. C.

埃比尼澤·科巴姆·布魯爾

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