The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Meyer, Joseph

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Edition of 1920. See also Joseph Meyer (publisher) on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

MEYER, Joseph, German publisher: b. Gotha, 9 May 1796; d. 27 June 1856. He organised various industrial under takings, founded a publishing, business at Gotha, which soon attained large proportions, was removed by him to Hildburghausen (1828), and in 1874 was transferred to Leipzig. The best known of his publications is the ‘Meyers Konversations-lexikon,’ the rival of Brockbaus in the encyclopædia field, which has been brought down to date by constant revisions and supplements. He published also a series of the German Classics, a ‘Historical Library,’ and a ‘Library of Natural Philosophy.’