See also:British publisher, son of a German bookbinder settled in England, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 4th of
See also:January 1796 . In '831 he started as a dealer in rare books and " remainders." In 1841 he issued his "
See also:Guinea "
See also:Catalogue of books, a monumental
See also:work containing 23,208 items .
See also:Bohn was noted for his
See also:auction sales: one held in '848 lasted four days, the catalogue comprising twenty
See also:folio pages . Printed on this catalogue was the information: "
See also:Dinner at 2 o'
See also:clock, dessert at 4,
See also:tea at 5, and supper at 'o." The name of Bohn is principally remembered by the important
See also:Libraries which he inaugurated: these were begun in '846 and comprised
See also:editions of standard
See also:works and
See also:translations, dealing with
See also:history, science,
See also:theology and archaeology, consisting in all of 766 volumes . One of Bohn's most useful and laborious undertakings was his revision (6 vols . '864) of The Bibliographer's
See also:Manual of
See also:English Literature (1834) of W . T . Lowndes . The plan includes
See also:bibliographical and critical notices, particulars of prices, &c., and a considerable addition to the
See also:original work . It had been one of Bohn's ambitions to found a
See also:house, but, finding that his sons had no taste for the
See also:trade, he sold the Libraries in '864 to Messrs .
See also:Bell and Daldy, afterwards G . Bell & Sons .
Bohn was aman of wide culture and many interests . He himself made considerable contributions to his Libraries: he collected pictures,
See also:china and ivories, and was a famous
See also:rose-grower . He died at
See also:Twickenham on the 22nd of
See also:August '884 .
JOHANN FRIEDRICH BOHMER (1795–1863)
OTTO VON BOHTLINGK (18'5—1004)
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