The Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, today Bassermann Verlag, is a publisher based in Munich. The publisher is part of Random House.
The publisher was founded in 1843 as Bassermann & Mathy by Friedrich Daniel Bassermann and Karl Mathy in Mannheim. At this time, Bassermann published nonfiction and novels by authors such as August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben. After Mathy left the publisher, it was renamed to the Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung in 1854. Ten years after the death of the founder, his son, Otto Friedrich Bassermann, took over the management of the publisher and moved its headquarters to Heidelberg. From there it was transferred to Munich in 1878. Bassermann junior succeeded to win the author Wilhelm Busch for his publisher. Busch published between 1872 and 1904 all his books at Bassermann and became the principal author of the Bassermann.
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