German publisher / 1807-96 / Huguenot ancestry from Savoy, who emigrated via Geneva to Berlin / apprenticeship as a bookseller in Brunswick / 1828 purchase of the Literarisches Museum in Leipzig, connecting to it a publishing house with a lending library and reading hall / from 1837 Philipp Reclam jun. Publishing House / 1846 after anti-Habsburg and anti-restoration publications, prohibition on deliveries to Austria; three months imprisonment in Leipzig due to a publication critical of religion / 1867 founding of Reclams Universalbibliothek with world literature at low prices to support education for all: 3470 titles by 1896 / Oldest ongoing German series and first pocket-format series in the world