Anton Philipp Reclam
Anton Philipp Reclam was a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 publisher and founder of the Reclam
thumb|A 1902 catalogReclam Verlag or just Reclam is a German publishing house, established in Leipzig in 1828 by Anton Philipp Reclam. It is known for its "little yellow books", in particular those of its "universal library" ....

 publishing house. Reclam established his publishing house in Leipzig
Leipzig Leipzig has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Holy Roman Empire at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing...

 in 1828 as 'Philipp Reclam jun.' to distinguish it from his father's own company. After the 1867 lifting of the German copyright
German copyright law
German authors' right or Deutsches Urheberrecht is codified in the Gesetz über Urheberrecht und verwandte Schutzrechte ....

on authors deceased before 1837, Reclam introduced the successful 'Universal-Bibliothek,' which offered affordable editions of classic German and foreign texts.
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