Robert Priebsch

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Robert Priebsch (1866-1935) was a German professor and philologist.

From 1898 to 1931 he was a professor at University College London. With one of his students, W. E. Collinson, he published The German Language (1934).[1] His two-volume Deutsche Handschriften in England (Erlangen 1896-1901) is a standard in the field.[2]

His extensive collection of books and manuscripts was left to his daughter Hannah and his son-in-law August Closs;[3] augmented significantly by Closs, the collection included 2300 volumes of 17th to 19th-century books which now comprise the Priebsch-Closs collection of the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies in London.[4]

His correspondence with Elias von Steinmeyer was edited and published by Closs.[1][2]

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Robert Priebsch-Elias von Steinmeyer: Briefwechsel. Ausgewahlt und herausgegeben von August Closs (Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 1979)[1]


  1. ^ a b c Penzl, Herbert (1981). "Rev. Robert Priebsch-Elias von Steinmeyer: Briefwechsel". Language. 57 (1): 229–30. JSTOR 414304. doi:10.2307/414304. 
  2. ^ a b O'C. Walshe, M. (1981). "Rev. of Cross, Robert Priebsch-Elias von Steinmeyer: Briefwechsel". Modern Language Review. 76 (3): 755–56. JSTOR 3727475. doi:10.2307/3727475. 
  3. ^ "Closs, August Max". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/29986.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Flood, John L. (1991). "Die mittelalterlichen Handschriften der Bibliothek des Institute of Germanic Studies, London". Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur. 120 (3): 325–30. JSTOR 20658056. 

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