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Bohn, Henry George

Born: 1796 AD
Died: 1884 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Publishers

1796 – Born on the 4th of July in London, the son of a German bookbinder.

1831 – He started as a dealer in rare books and "remainders."

1841 – Issued his "Guinea" Catalogue of books, a monumental work containing 23,208 items.

1848 – He was noted for his book auction sales.

1864 – It had been one of Bohn’s ambitions to found a great publishing house, but, finding that his sons had no taste for the trade, he sold the Libraries to Messrs.

1884 – He died at Twickenham on the 22nd of August.