The new digitization brought 10,000 out-of-print titles back into availability.
(28 Sep 2021) The Berlin-based four-year De Gruyter Book Archive project has been completed now housing digitized editions of more than 53,000 titles, some of which date to 1749.
All the titles involved have been scanned and catalogued and are now available digitally at the company’s site and in print-on-demand copies.
The archive now encompasses content across more than 270 years of German and European intellectual history. It includes the program of the publishing houses Georg Reimer, G.J. Göschen, I. Guttentag, Karl I. Trübner, and Veit & Comp., which Walter De Gruyter merged in 1923 to found his eponymous publishing house.
The archive, as the company’s press-relations team is emphasizing, is not only closely associated with names such as Klopstock, Wieland, Goethe, Schiller, Fichte, Humboldt, Schleiermacher, Tieck, Novalis, Kleist and the Brothers Grimm, but it also represents a collection of German classicism and romanticism, of the pre- and post-March periods, and of the post-Enlightenment enthusiasm for medicine and the natural sciences.
Digitized highlights include:
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Hamburgische Dramaturgie
- August Crelle’s Lehrbuch der Arithmetik und Algebra
- Emil Du Bois-Reymond’s Gesammelten Abhandlungen zur allgemeinen Muskel- und Nervenphysik
- Friedrich Kluge’s Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (a 26th edition is in preparation)
- Karl Jaspers’ Die geistige Situation der Zeit
Publishing Perspectives has more details here.