A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS.
A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS.

A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS.

(Bohn Catalogue).
  • London: Henry C. Bohn, 1841.
  • very thick 8vo.
  • original half leather over marbled paper-covered boards with back cover missing and front cover detached.
  • iv, 1948, 148 pages.

Price: $95.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 13999

H.G. Bohn (1796-1884) is the best known of the London booksellers by the name of Bohn and is significant in the history of 19th-century publishing for his success in bringing out classics, standard, or useful works in inexpensive series: the "European Library," the "Standard Library," the "Scientific Library" and so on. (A few of the volumes in his "libraries" were also written by Bohn!). This is the famous "Guinea Catalogue" which contained over 300,000 books with 23,000 remainders. "The catalogue cost Bohn upwards of 2,000 pounds and made him famous" (Cordasco's THE BOHN LIBRARIES). Front cover detached along with first signature. Back cover lacking. Pages have small tears and chips along edges.