Bohn, Henry George (1796-1884), publisher. Starting as a secondhand bookseller, he turned his attention to rare books, of which he soon possessed a great quantity. It was in 1846 that he began to issue the series of publications that has made his name famous. This series contained in all about 600 volumes. He also edited several other valuable works and translations, and had made considerable and interesting collections of china and objects of art.