He was there for six years, and then had successive employment with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht at Göttingen, Hoffmann und Campe at Hamburg, and Wilmann at Frankfurt. At Frankfurt William Longman (1813–1877) offered Trübner the post of foreign corresponding clerk in his own business, and Trübner came to London in 1843. David Nutt joined him, the business was put on a sounder footing, and the American trade developed.
In 1855 he published Bibliographical Guide to American Literature which he expanded four years later to five times its original size.
lieutenant is now available from Google Books. Trübner visited the United States and formed business connections with leading American writers and publishers.
, Trübner took on the ordinary business of a general publisher and foreign agent. Among the books he published was Erewhon (1872) by Samuel Butler, after Chapman & Hall had rejected lieutenant
Trübner studied Sanskrit under Theodor Goldstücker and Hebrew with Abraham Benisch.
On 16 March 1865 appeared the first monthly number of Trübner"s American and Oriental Record, which kept scholars all over the world in touch. In 1878 began the issue of Trübner"s Oriental Series, a collection of works by authorities on Eastern learning, of which he lived to see nearly fifty volumes published. His British and Foreign Philosophical Library fulfilled a similar purpose for philosophy.
His interest in linguistic research led to his preparing in 1872 a Catalogue of Dictionaries and Grammars of the principal Languages and Dialects of the World, of which an enlarged edition appeared in 1882.
He also published class catalogues of languages and branches of study. He was publisher for government state papers and for learned societies, such as the Royal Asiatic Society and the Early English Text Society.
Trübner associated with Douglas Jerrold, G. H. Lewes, Hepworth Dixon, West. R. Greg, John Doran, and Bret Harte. His services to learning were recognised by foreign rulers, who bestowed on him the orders of the Crown of Prussia, Ernestine Branch of Saxony, Francis Joseph of Austria, Saint Olaf of Norway, the Lion of Zähringen, and the White Elephant of Siam.
He died at his residence, 29 Upper Hamilton Terrace, Maida Vale, on 30 March 1884, leaving one daughter.