TRUBNER, Nicholas

TRÜBNER, Nicholas (orig. Johann Nikolaus Tr.). Heidelberg 17.6.1817 — London 30.3.1884. German Oriental Scholar, Publisher and Bookseller in London. “Son of a goldsmith, joined a bookseller in 1832, and publishing houses at Gottingen, Hamburg and Frankfurt to 1843. Was connected with the firm of Longman & Co., in 1843-51. Established himself with Nutt, in Paternoster Row and Ludgate Hill, as a publishing firm, dealing with Oriental languages; became the foremost of Oriental publishers.” He was himself a scholar and studied Sanskrit under Goldstücker. Married, one daughter.

Publications: edited: Marsden’s Numismata Orientalia. 18??; Trübner’s Oriental Series 1878ff.; American and Oriental Literary Record. 1869ff.

Sources: JRAS Proc. 1884, xvii-xix; Buckland, Dictionary; S. L[ane]-P[oole], D.N.B. 57, 1899, 262f.; Wikipedia with photo.

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