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Bohn's Antiquarian Library: A Complete Listing

A checklist of the books published in Bohn's Antiquarian Library

Henry G. Bohn began publishing the first of the Bohn's Library series in 1846; the Antiquarian Library was launched in 1847. In Bohn's Catalogue of Books of 1847 two titles were listed in the Antiquarian Library: Bede's Ecclesiastical History and William of Malmesbury's Chronicle. By 1848, listed in the front of a volume of Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough from Bohn's Standard Library two additional titles - Mallet's Northern Antiquities and Six Old English Chronicles - were listed, and seven other titles in press. It grew to become a very impressive list of primarily medieval chronicles and early historical writings.

Bohn sold out to Bell & Daldy in 1864; they eventually became G. Bell & Sons. The successor maintained the series imprint and added to it - Fowke's Bayeux Tapestry may have been added as late as 1913.

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[various] Chronicles of the Crusades, being contemporary narratives of crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion, by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf; and the crusade of Saint Louis, by Lord John de Joinville. 1848. 562pp.
[various] Early Travels in Palestine, comprising the narratives of Arculf, Willibald, Bernard, Sæwulf, Sigurd, Benjamin of Tudela, Sir John Maundeville, de la Broucquierre and Maundell. 1848. xxxi, 517pp. Edited, with notes, by Thomas Wright.
[various] Gesta Romanorum : or, Entertaining moral stories ; invented by the monks as a fireside recreation, and commonly applied in their discourses from the pulpit : whence the most celebrated of our own poets and others, from the earliest times, have extracted their plots 1877. lxxvi, 425 pp. Translated from the Latin, with preliminary observations and copious notes, by the Rev. Charles Swan ; revised and corrected by Wynnard Hooper.
[various] Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages 1896. xiv, 477pp. Translated and edited by Ernest Henderson Preface is dated 1892.
[various] Six old English chronicles, of which two are now first translated from the monkish Latin originals. Ethelwerd's Chronicle. Asser's Life of Alfred. Geoffrey of Monmouth's British history. Gildas. Nennius. and Richard of Cirencester. 1848. xx, 512pp. Edited, with illustrative notes, by J.A. Giles
[various] Yule-tide stories : a collection of Scandinavian and North German popular tales and traditions, from the Swedish, Danish, and German 1853. xv, 504pp. Edited by Benjamin Thorpe.


Bede The Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical history of England. Also the Anglo-Saxon chronicle. 1847. xliv, 515pp. Edited by J. A. Giles There was a second edition in 1849 with the same pagination.
Boethius King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae: with a literal English translation, notes, and glossary, by Samuel Fox 1864. xix, 398pp.
Bohn, Henry G. A hand-book of proverbs. Comprising an entire republication of Ray's collection of English proverbs, with his additions from foreign languages. And a complete alphabetical index; in which are introduced large additions, as well of proverbs as of sayings, sentences, maxims, and phrases, collected by Henry G. Bohn. 1855. xvi, 583pp.
Bohn, Henry G. A polyglot of foreign proverbs: comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish, with English translations and a general index. 1857. iv, 579pp.
Brand, John Observations on the popular antiquities of Great Britain; chiefly illustrating the origin of our vulgar and provincial customs, ceremonies, and superstitions, 1848-49. 3 vols.
Browne, Sir Thomas The works of Sir Thomas Browne 1852. 3 vols. Edited by Simon Wilkins.


Dyer, T.F. Thiselton British popular customs, present and past : illustrating the social anddomestic manners of the people ; arranged according to the calendar of the year 1876. 520pp.


Ellis, George Specimens of early English metrical romances, to which is prefixed an historical introduction on the rise and progress of romantic composition in France and England. viii, 600pp. A new edition, revised, by J. O. Halliwell


Florence of Worcester The chronicle of Florence of Worcester, with the two continuations; comprising annals of English history, from the departure of the Romans to the reign of Edward I. 1854. xiii, 512pp.
Fowke, Frank Rede The Bayeux tapestry; a history and description 1913. ix, 139, lxxix plates.


Giraldus Cambrensis The historical works of Giraldus Cambrensis. Containing the topography of Ireland, and the History of the conquest of Ireland, translated by Thomas Forester. The itinerary through Wales, and the Description of Wales x, 534pp. Translated by Sir Richard Colt Hoare. Rev. and ed. with additional notes, by Thomas Wright.


Henry of Huntingdon The chronicle of Henry of Huntingdon; comprising The history of England, from the invasion of Juluis Cæsar to the accession of Henry II. Also, The acts of Stephen, King of England and Duke of Normandy. 1853. xviii, 442pp. Translated and edited by Thomas Forester.


Ingulph Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland with the continuations by Peter of Blois and anonymous writers. 1854. xiv, 546pp. Translated by H. T. Riley


Keightley, Thomas The fairy mythology, illustrative of the romance and superstition of various countries 1850. xvi, 560pp.


Lamb, Charles Specimens of English dramatic poets who lived about the time of Shakspeare, with notes. 1854. viii, 552pp.
Lepsius, Richard Letters from Egypt, Ethiopia, and the peninsula of Sinai, : with extracts from his Chronology of the Egyptians 1853. 578pp.


Mallet, Paul Henri Northern antiquities; or, An historical account of the manners, customs, religion and laws, maritime expeditions and discoveries, language and literature of the ancient Scandinavians ... with incidental notices respecting our Saxon ancestors. 1847. vi, 578pp. Translated from the French of M. Mallet by Bishop Percy. Revised by I. A. Blackwell.
Matthew of Westminster The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. From the beginning of the world to the year 1307. Collected by Matthew of Westminster. Translated by C. D. Yonge. 1853. 2 vols.


Ordericus Vitalis The ecclesiastical history of England and Normandy. 1853-56, 4 volumes. Originally 1 volume was published in 1847, which was as it was announced in early catalogs.


Paris, Matthew Matthew Paris's English history. From the year 1235 to 1273. 1852-1854. 3 vols. Tr. from the Latin, by the Rev. J. A. Giles
Pauli, Reinhold The life of Alfred the Great / tr. from the German of Dr. Pauli. To which is appended Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Orosius, with a literal English translation, and an Anglo-Saxon alphabet and glossary ix, 582pp. Translated by B. Thorpe.
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph Chronicles of the tombs. A select collection of epitaphs, preceded by an essay on epitaphs and other monumental inscriptions, with incidental observations on sepulchral antiquities. 1857. v, 529pp.
Polo, Marco The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian. The Translation of Marsden revised, with a selection of his notes. Edited by Thomas Wright


Roger of Hoveden The annals of Roger de Hoveden. Comprising the history of England and of other countries of Europe from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201. 1853. 2 vols. Tr. from the Latin, with notes and illustrations, by Henry T. Riley
Roger of Wendover Roger of Wendover's Flowers of history, Comprising the history of England from the descent of the Saxons to A.D. 1235; formerly ascribed to Matthew Paris 1849. 2 vols. viii, 568pp. 614pp Tr. from the Latin by J. A. Giles



William of Malmesbury William of Malmesbury's Chronicle of the kings of England : from the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen With notes and illus notes by J. A. Giles. xvi, 544pp. 1847. A translation of Gesta regum Anglorum, and Historia novella, based on the English version of Rev. J. Sharpe