Pages in category "German booksellers"
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Alexander Duncker – Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm Duncker was a German publisher and bookseller. He was descended from a successful Berlin family of booksellers, born in Berlin and his brothers included historian and politician Maximilian Duncker, and publisher and pundit Franz Duncker, founder of a trade union with labor economist Max Hirsch. Another brother, Hermann Carl Rudolf Duncker was a member of the Prussian National Assembly, Dunckers father had founded the publishing firm Duncker & Humblot in 1809, running it alone after business partner Peter Humblot died in 1828. Alexander Duncker started his education in 1829, after apprenticeships with Friedrich Christoph Perthes and Johann Besser in Hamburg, Duncker founded his own firm, Verlag Alexander Duncker. His firm specialized in Belles lettres and visual arts, Duncker had far-reaching political connections and regularly corresponded with King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Later, he maintained contact with Emperor William I, from 1841 he held the title Royal Court Bookseller. As a reserve officer attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, he participated in the wars against Denmark, Austria, the series of 320 signatures in 16 volumes included 960 color lithographs measuring 20x15 cm. The project resumed with the issue of volume 47 in 2003, Duncker also wrote works including,1851 The Patriots, National drama in three acts. 1867 Through Night to the Light, a time story 1877 Off the road. Poems of a vagabond 1886 Angiola Folimarino 1891 Her Picture 1897 The Swallows, Berlin 1918 Peter-Michael Hahn und Hellmut Lorenz, Herrenhäuser in Brandenburg und der Niederlausitz. Kommentierte Neuausgabe des Ansichtenwerks von Alexander Duncker, tausend Veduten zwischen Tilsit und Trier. Pp. 173–210 Loeck, Gottfried, Alexander Dunckers Werk über die ländlichen Wohnsitze der ritterschaftlichen Grundbesitzer Preußens - eine wertvolle Quelle zur pommerschen Geschichte, from, Baltische Studien - Pommersche Jahrbücher für Landesgeschichte. Edited by Gesellschaft für pommersche Geschichte, Altertumskunde und Kunst e. V
2. Martin Schulz – Martin Schulz is a German politician and the chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. He was the President of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017, in November 2016, he announced he would not seek a third term, but instead would stand in 2017 as the SPD candidate for the German Chancellorship. Prior to his Presidency of the European Parliament, he was the leader of its Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group, elected as European Parliament President in 2012, Schulz was re-elected on 1 July 2014. On 17 January 2017, he was succeeded by Antonio Tajani of the EPP, in January 2017, Sigmar Gabriel announced he is not going to be SPD candidate for the German Chancellorship in favour of Martin Schulz. Furthermore, he announced he would not stand for re-election as party leader, Martin Schulz was born in the village of Hehlrath, which is now a part of Eschweiler in western Rhineland, near the Dutch and Belgian borders, as one of five children. Having grown up in the area between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, Schulz has relatives in all three countries. As a teenager, he went to France on an exchange programme. From 1975 to 1977 Schulz then trained to be a bookseller, the next two years he worked for a number of publishing houses and bookshops, and in 1982 he opened his own bookshop in Würselen, which he ran until 1994. At 31, he was then the youngest mayor in North Rhine-Westphalia and he held that office until 1998. In the 1994 European elections Schulz was elected to the European Parliament, Schulz has served on a number of committees, including the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. He led the German delegation of the Socialist group from 2000 and was also a vice-chair of the Socialist Group in the EP. He was elected leader in 2004, of the PSE Group, succeeding the Spaniard Enrique Barón Crespo. Since 2009, Schulz has also acted as the representative for European Affairs for Germanys SPD party, a large majority of MEPs from the other political groups followed and consequently Buttiglione was withdrawn and replaced by Franco Frattini. By 2008, SPD chairman Kurt Beck has said he wanted Schulz to succeed Günter Verheugen as Germanys EU commissioner following the 2009 European elections, the post eventually went to Günther Oettinger. Following reassurances by Barroso, Schulz dropped his opposition to him. As a result, the majority of the group abstained on the vote to Barroso. On 17 January 2012, Schulz was elected as President of the European Parliament, other candidates were Nirj Deva and Diana Wallis. Together with EU Commission President Barroso and EU Council President Herman van Rompuy, in November 2016, Schulz announced that he would not run for a third term in January 2017, and instead return to German politics
3. Ludwig Rosenthal – Ludwig Rosenthal was a German antiquarian bookseller. His father, Joseph Rosenthal, was a lover of old books, Rosenthal apprenticed in Ellwangen, Baden-Württemberg before opening his business in Fellheim. In 1868, he moved to Munich and established himself at 16 Hildegardstrasse, Rosenthal was the eldest son of the market trader Joseph Rosenthal, who ran an art and antiques shop in Fellheim. His mother Dorlene, née Bacharach, was born into a Jewish family of butchers from Fellheim, Rosenthals three siblings were Jette, Nathan and Jacob, who later, changed his name to Jacques. He grew up in the towns Jewish community and attended the Jewish-Christian school, at the age of thirteen, he transferred to the Buxheim Charterhouse. After training as a bookseller with Isaak Hess in Ellwangen, Rosenthal opened his own art, in 1867, the Rosenthal family moved to Munich where Rosenthal and his brother Jacob founded Rosenthal Antiquarian. In the holdings, there was a map of the circumnavigation of Magellan from the year 1523, Rosenthal acquired books from various libraries, including the library of St. Around the turn of the century, Rosenthals Antiquariat contained more than a million books, in 1905, he appointed his three sons Adolf, Heinrich and Norbert Rosenthal as his partners. During the Nazi period, part of family was able to migrate to the United States, sons and daughters of the Rosenthal family operate the familys antique book and music business in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and in the United States. Notes Citations Bibliography Arbeitskreis Geschichte, Brauchtum und Chronik in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Amt für ländliche Entwicklung und der Gemeinde Fellheim, Fellheim an der Iller, eine bebilderte Führung durch den ehemaligen jüdischen Ortskern Fellheims,2007. Sigrid Krämer, Rosenthal, Ludwig, Neue Deutsche Biographie 22, gabriella Rosenthal, Der Holocaust im Leben von drei Generationen. Psychosozial-Verlag,461 Seiten,1997, ISBN3932133080, Der Aufstieg einer jüdischen Antiquarsfamilie zu Weltruhm. Mit Beiträgen von Elisabeth Angermair, Jens Koch, Anton Löffelmeier, Eva Ohlen und Ingo Schwab, bernard M. Rosenthal, Cartel, Clan, or Dynastiy. The Olschkis and the Rosenthals 1859–1976, harvard Library Bulletin, Volume XXV, Number 4, October 1977. Works by or about Ludwig Rosenthal at Internet Archive Official website of Ludwig Rosenthals Antiquariaat, the Netherlands
4. Johannes Mentelin – Johannes Mentelin, sometimes also spelled Mentlin, was a pioneering German book printer and bookseller active during the period during which incunabula were printed. In 1466, he published the first printed Bible in the German language, in 1447, Johannes Mentelin gained the rights of a Strasbourg citizen. He was first a Goldschreiber by profession and worked in addition as an episcopal notary, exactly when and where he learned the technique of book printing is not known. Such a go-between might have been Heinrich Eggestein and it is suspected that he had been introduced to the trade of book printing during his stay in Mainz from Johannes Gutenberg. He did not set up his own Offizin until the middle of the 1460s, due to a lack of sources, the final clarification of this question must unfortunately remain unanswered for now. From the available data, it can however be concluded that Mentelin was the first book printer active in Strasbourg, the first printing which carries Mentelins name is Augustines Tractatus de arte praedicandi from the year 1465. However, it is assumed that Mentelin had already begun to print significantly earlier and his oldest known printed work is a Latin Bible printed with 49 lines per page, whose first volume is dated 1460. As Gutenbergs Bible was printed with 42 lines per page, Mentelins had fewer pages, Mentelin quickly achieved business success, which made him a prosperous man. In 1466, he was awarded a coat of arms by Emperor Frederick III. After about 20 years as a printer, Mentelin died on December 12,1478 in Strasbourg. He was buried in the cemetery of the St. -Michaels-Chapel and his grave was later removed and is now inside Strasbourg Cathedral. His two daughters married the book printers, Martin Schott and Adolf Rusch, the latter, also called the printer with the bizarre R, took over the Offizin. About 40 printed works are ascribed to Mentelins Strasbourg Offizin and his printing and publishing list contained predominantly theological and philosophical works in Latin, whose purity of text was ensured by scholarly proofreaders. Among others, works of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, John Chrysostom, Isidore of Seville, in 1472 he published the Postilla super totam Bibliam, Nicolaus de Lyras commentary of the Bible. Mentelin also published texts of classical antiquity, as the only German book printer, Mentelin printed Medieval court literature, such as Wolfram von Eschenbachs Parzival and the Jüngerer Titurel of Albrecht von Scharfenberg. Ein Handbuch der deutschen Buchdrucker des XV, das deutsche Sprachgebiet, Stuttgart, Hiersemann, ISBN 3-7772-6825-9. Harthausen, H, Johannes Mentelin, in Corsten, Severin, Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens, V, Stuttgart, Hiersemann, p.145, schorbach, Karl, Der Straßburger Frühdrucker Johann Mentelin, Studien zu seinem Leben und Werke, Mainz. Voulliéme, E, Die deutschen Drucker des fünfzehnten Jahrhunderts, Berlin, Johannes Mentelin in the Humanist Library of Sélestat Johannes Mentelin In Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
5. Johann Philipp Palm – He was executed during the Napoleonic Wars. He was born at Schorndorf in Württemberg, Palm was denied the right of defence, and after a mock trial on 25 August 1806, he was shot the following day without having betrayed the pamphlets author. A life-size bronze statue was erected to his memory in Braunau in 1866, since 2002 a private foundation at Schorndorf awards a Johann Philipp Palm Prize for freedom of speech and the press. It was to Palm that the poet Thomas Campbell was referring when he gave his famous toast to Napoleon at a literary dinner, when this caused uproar, he admitted that Napoleon was a tyrant and an enemy of their country, But gentlemen. Palm is briefly mentioned in Adolf Hitlers autobiography Mein Kampf, indirectly in the first sentence of the book
6. Bernard Quaritch – Bernard Quaritch, full name Bernard Alexander Christian Quaritch, was a German-born British bookseller and collector. He was born in Worbis, Germany, after being apprenticed to a bookseller, he went to London in 1842, and was employed by Henry Bohn, the publisher. In 1847 he started a booksellers business off Leicester Square, becoming naturalized as a British subject, in 1848 he started to issue a monthly Catalogue of Foreign and English Books. In 1860 he moved to Piccadilly, in 1873 he published the Bibliotheca Xylographica, Typographica et Palaeographica, a remarkable catalogue of early productions of the printing press of all countries. He became a buyer at all the principal book-sales of Europe and America. Amongst these may be mentioned the Supplemental Catalogue, and in 1880 an immense catalogue of considerably over 2,000 pages. The last complete catalogue of his stock was published in 1887-88 under the title General Catalogue of Old Books and Manuscripts, in seven volumes, all these catalogues are of considerable bibliographical value. By this time Quaritch had developed the largest trade in old books in the world, among the books that he published was Edward Fitzgeralds translation of Omar Khayyám. He was also the agent for the publications of the British Museum and he died at Hampstead, London, leaving his business to his son Bernard Alfred Quaritch. The business survives to this day, Catalogue of Works on European Philology and the Minor European Languages. A General Catalogue of Books Arranged in Classes, a Catalogue of Books of the History, Geography. A Catalogue of Works in Oriental Languages, official website Works by Bernard Quaritch at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Bernard Quaritch at Internet Archive