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It is with much satisfaction that the publisher is at length enabled to lay before the Literary Public his long-promised Catalogue. In announcing that it is the largest volume of the kind which has hitherto issued from the press, and that it represents the most extensive and select assortment ever recorded as the stock of a bookseller, he trusts he shall not be thought to indulge unreasonably in self-congratulation. The actual outlay for materials and compilation, (without taking into account his own labour), has been upwards of two thousand pounds-an expenditure unusual for the object, but which has been cheerfully incurred, in the hope that it will obtain for him an increase of patronage, and confirm the favorable opinion of those valued friends by whose encouragement his past exertions have been stimulated.
During the progress of the Catalogue through the press, very considerable additions have been made ; more especially in the departments of Books of Prints, Natural History, and Numismata; chiefly from the libraries of Sir Simon Clarke, Mr. Gray of Harringay Park, the late Dr. Goodall, Provost of Eton, Mr.Children and the late Mr.Young. But the publisher begs to observe that in respect to all the other classes, his attention is constantly directed to completing his stock, by the addition of the best books which occur for sale both at home and abroad : there are few important works, however scarce, but what may, from time to time, be procured from him, although not specified in the present pages. On this account he respectfully solicits direct correspondence, which will not only be a security for obtaining the identical copies described, but will afford him an opportunity of proposing, at a subsequent period, such books as he may not be able to furnish upon the first application.
With regard to prices, it will be seen that there has been a constant study to keep them below the general average
but books in very fine condition, of which therp is a large proportion in the present Catalogue, cannot easy be estimated by mere description; the publisher, however, ('.n affirm that he has uniformly endeavoured to describe them correctly, and price them fairly.
Bibliographical and Literary Notices have been extensively introduced, by way of sustaining the interest and attention of the reader; and although some of the quoiations have probably become familiar from occurring in his forurer Catalogues, and being since repeated in others, the greater number will be found to have at least the recommendation of fishness. For many of the observations regarding the relative value of editions, the publisher is himself responsible; but he trusts that his long and extensive practice, and his intercourse with literary men, will justify the occasional expression of his opinion.
The Classification of the Catalog lim in, to a certain extent, arbitrary, being made to suit the lo al arrangement of the stock. In consequence of the employment of several hands in its compilation, many repetitions, and lerhap, unnecessary references, have arisen, which will, it is ho cd, be excused on the plea of convenience.
In conclusion, the publisher ventures to intrude a few words more immediately concerning hiniself. Ten years have elapsed since he commenced business on his,'un account in York Street. He had previously conducted that it is Father for nearly twenty years; during the latter part of the time with the assistance of his brothers. Family arrange.1.20ts, which had made his own separation seem desirable, subsequently occasioned the secession of his second brother. There are now, in consequence, three distinct establishments, differing only in the Christian names. These facts, which might else seem too domestic for a place here, are adverted to with the intention of preventing, as far as possible, the recurrence of mistakes which have frequently arisen from the misdirection of letters.
HENRY G. BOHN, York Street, Covent Garilen.
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Books op Prints, Picture Galleries, Sceneries, Pageants,
Pictorial Architecture, Picturesque Voyages, Illus-
Lives of Artists, &c.
gineering, Mining, &c.
Reptilia, Crustacea, Vermes, Mollusca, and
hending general Collections, Transactions,
matics, Manufactures, Mechanics, Surveying, Astro
nomy, Meteorology, Astrology, &c.
Syntax, &c. and Works in Dialects or promotive of
Reviews and Literary Periodicals
English Authors; in Foreign Languages
phical Descriptions, Missionary Accounts, &c. in
NORTHERN LITERATURE; Works on the History and My
thology of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Lapland, Fin-
559 ORIENTAL AND HEBREW LITERATURE; comprising chiefly
Works in the Arabic, Persian, Sanscrit, and Hebrew
575 Modern Latin POETRY, Facetiæ, Erotic Writers, Satires
587 GREEK AND LATIN Classics, and Byzantine Historians, including Commentaries and Translations
609 BIBLES, TESTAMENTS, Liturgies, Catechisms, &c. in Foreign Languages
781 GREEK AND LATIN MISCELLANIES; including Theology,
Fathers of the Church, Philology, and Modern Latin
796 French Books
915 ITALIAN BOOKS
1002 SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE Books
1053 German Books
Latin, Italian, English, French, German, Spanish,
1150 English Books, in general; including Theology, History, Belles Lettres, &c.
1155 Index to English Topography, p. 1937. Welsh
Topography and History, p. 1945. Scottish,
p. 1945. Irishi, p. 1947. Books Of wuch The PUBLISHER HAS TAE Entire Editions 1949