TRÜBNER, Nicholas

TRÜBNER, Nicholas (born Johann Nikolaus Tr.). Heidelberg 17.6.1817 — London 30.3.1884. German Oriental Scholar, Publisher and Bookseller in London. Son of goldsmith Karl Albrecht Tr., gymnasium in Heidelberg. Joined a bookseller in Heidelberg in 1832, from 1838-43 at publishing houses in Göttingen (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), Hamburg and Frankfurt. In 1843 came to London and “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: Trübner’s Oriental Series 1878ff.; American and Oriental Literary Record. 1869ff.various book catalogues, e.g. Bibliotheca Sanscrita. A catalogue of Sanskrit literature, chiefly printed in Europe. A catalogue of Pali books. L. 1875.

– Translations not related to Oriental studies.

Sources: JRAS Proc. 1884, xvii-xix; Buckland, Dictionary; S.L[ane]-P[oole], D.N.B. 57, 1899, 262f.; *K. Steiff, A.D.B. 38, 1894, 674-677; Wikipedia with photo (more details in German version).

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