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Charles B. Norton

 (1825–91) Bookseller, *literary agent, publisher in New York (1850–60), and library agent. Norton issued a number of important bibliographical works, including the first edition ...

Norton, Charles B.

Norton, Charles B. (1825–91)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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70 words

..., Charles B. ( 1825–91 ) Bookseller , *literary agent , *publisher in New York ( 1850–60 ), and library agent. Norton issued a number of important bibliographical works, including the first edition of *Poole ’s Index to Periodical Literature ( 1853 ), Reuben Guild ’s Librarian’s Manual ( 1858 ), and an early book trade journal, Norton’s Literary Advertiser ( 1851 ), later Norton’s Literary Gazette ( 1852–5 ). Michael B. Winship A. Growoll , Book-Trade Bibliography in the United States ...

Charles B. Norton

Charles B. Norton  

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 (1825–91) Bookseller,*literary agent, publisher in New York (1850–60), and library agent. Norton issued a number of important bibliographical works, including the first edition of Poole’s Index to ...
48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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12,975 words
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Oxford University Press
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...customers across a geographically expanding nation. To accomplish this, they created networks to exchange information, goods, and credit. The traditional means of sharing information by letters was supplemented by specialized periodicals, notably the magazine that began as Norton’s Literary Advertiser ( 1851 ) and became * Publishers Weekly ( 1873 ). Advertising was promoted through *publisher’s list s and catalogues, with *posters and flyers for new books, and in newspapers and periodicals. From the 1850s , the major firms’ own general-interest...

Place-Names

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Margaret Gelling

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,757 words
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Oxford University Press

... Hywel Wyn Owen and Richard Morgan published a Dictionary of the Place‐Names of Wales , which (as Gwenedd Pierce notes in a foreword) is ‘a milestone in the history of Welsh place‐name studies’. There are some detailed regional surveys, such as those of Pembrokeshire ( B. G. Charles , 1992 ) and East Flintshire ( H. Wyn Owen, 1994 ). For Scotland there is as yet no reliable dictionary, but W. F. Nicolaisen , Scottish Place‐Names ( 1976 ), provides an overview. There are some detailed regional surveys, Simon Taylor, The Place‐Names of Fife , i (...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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7,703 words
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Oxford University Press

...wish to acknowledge the valuable help of a number of superior editors in the composition of this book: Neal Kozodoy of Commentary ; Erich Eichmann, and Hilton Kramer of The New Criterion ; John Gross, formerly of the Times Literary Supplement ; and Carol Houck Smith, of W.W. Norton.” Joseph Epstein , Plausible Prejudices: Essays on American Writing 9 ( 1985 ). • “Between 1815 and 1850 Americans constructed elaborate networks of roads, canals, and early railroad lines; opened up wide areas of newly acquired land for settlement and trade; and began to...

Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal

Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal  

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(1893–1971)British marshal of the Royal Air Force. In 1915 he joined the Royal Flying Corps and by 1937 he was an air vice-marshal and Director of Organization at the Air Ministry. In 1940 he was ...
Cyril Pearl

Cyril Pearl  

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(1906–87),born Fitzroy, Melbourne, graduated from the University of Melbourne where he was editor of Stream, and subsequently became a well-known Sydney journalist; he edited the Sunday Telegraph ...
Chiefs of Staff committee

Chiefs of Staff committee  

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Principal British inter-service body which gave advice on operational strategy to those directing the war and issued instructions to its commanders in the field when a strategy had been formulated. ...
Isabella Stewart Gardner

Isabella Stewart Gardner  

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(1840–1924).Collector and museum founder. Fenway Court, her opulent Boston residence reminiscent of a Venetian palazzo, houses the museum that bears her name. Noted particularly for its Renaissance ...
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa

Ernest Francisco Fenollosa  

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(1853–1908).An American educator, poet, and pioneering scholar of E. Asian fine arts and culture.His published works include East and West (1893), a collection of poetry, The Masters of ...
Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn  

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(b Kovno [now Kaunas], Lithuania, 12 Sept. 1898; d New York, 14 Mar. 1969).American painter, illustrator, photographer, designer, teacher, and writer, born in Lithuania, then part of Russia. His ...
Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty  

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(1909–2001),Mississippi author, whose books include A Curtain of Green (1941), The Wide Net (1943), The Golden Apples (1949), The Bride of the Innisfallen (1955), and Moon Lake (1980), stories set ...
James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell  

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(1819–91),born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was American minister in Spain, 1877–80, and in England, 1880–85. He was editor of the Atlantic Monthly in 1857. His works include several volumes of ...
fantasy

fantasy  

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A general term for any kind of fictional work that is not primarily devoted to realistic representation of the known world. The category includes several literary genres (e.g. dream vision, fable, ...
T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot  

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(1888–1965)US-born British poet, critic, and playwright. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948 and appointed to the OM the same year.Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, where he ...
NORTON, Andrews

NORTON, Andrews (1786–1853)   Reference library

Michael Lee

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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2013

...Robert D. “ Emerson’s Reluctant Foe: Andrews Norton and the Transcendentalist Controversy ,” New England Quarterly 65.2 (1992): 208–37. Sprague, William B. “Andrews Norton” in Annals of the American Pulpit , vol. 8 (New York, 1865), 430–5. Turner, James . “ Language, Religion, and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America: The Curious Case of Andrews Norton ,” in Language, Religion, Knowledge: Past and Present (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2003), 11–30. Turner, James . The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton (Baltimore, Md., 1999), 21–33. Michael...

Norton, Charles Eliot

Norton, Charles Eliot (16 Nov 1827)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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540 words

...1859) Historical Studies of Church Building in the Middle Ages (New York, 1880) History of Ancient Art (Boston, 1891) S. Norton and M. A. DeWolfe , eds.: Letters of Charles Eliot Norton , 2 vols. (Boston, 1913) Regular contributions to Atlantic Monthly (1857–63), North American Review (1851–69) and The Nation (1865–1908) Bibliography DAB H. James : Notes on Novelists (London, 1914), pp. 327–35 K. Vanderbilt : Charles Eliot Norton: Apostle of Culture in a Democracy (Cambridge, MA, 1959) [ D. Sutton ]: “ A Gentleman from New England, ” Apollo , cvii...

Ray, Charles

Ray, Charles (5 June 1953)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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341 words
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... P. Norton , priv. col. see 1998 exh. cat., pp. 38–9), where mom, dad, brother and sister are all presented at the same height (the height of the artist), so that the nuclear family becomes a grotesque comment on the illusion of “normality.” Ray takes conventions, whether they are from art history or the shop window, and uses them to re-present identity and perception as coded assumptions that can be destabilized with disturbing ease by his deadpan reconfigurations. Charles Ray Family Romance , mixed media, h. 1.35 m, 1993. © Charles Ray/Gift of The Norton...

Burkholder, J(ames) Peter

Burkholder, J(ames) Peter (17 June 1954)   Reference library

Patrick Warfield

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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439 words

...compositions and intellectual grounding of Charles Ives, but he has also written on Johannes Martini , Johannes Brahms , and Alban Berg . His work has earned awards from the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and ASCAP. Burkholder is widely praised as a pedagogue, and his writing and service to education rivals his more traditional scholarship. Starting with its seventh edition he has substantially revised Grout and Palisca's A History of Western Music and the accompanying Norton Anthology of Western Music , which now...

Withyham

Withyham   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
194 words

... East Sussex Village on the B2110, 9 m. SE of East Grinstead. Thomas Sackville , 1st Earl of Dorset, author with Thomas Norton of the blank‐verse tragedy Gorboduc ( 1561 ), was born here. Charles Sackville , Lord Buckhurst , was a companion of Charles Sedley in his early days. His poems, including the lyric ‘To all you ladies now at land’, were published with Sedley's in 1701 . He became the 6th Earl, died in 1706 , and is buried in the Sackville Chapel in the parish church, where there are many family memorials. Also buried in the Chapel are...

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