A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS.

(Bohn, Henry George).
  • London: Henry G. Bohn, 1841.
  • very thick 8vo.
  • original half leather over marbled paper-covered boards
  • Frontispiece portrait of shop; engraved title page, iv, 1948, 148 pages.

Price: $275.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 35440

H.G. Bohn (1796-1884) is the best known of the London booksellers 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 famous "Guinea catalogue" contains 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). Covers rubbed especially along hinges and edges. Slightly sprung.