Prior to bookselling, Urbino worked as a teacher in Boston. In the mid-1850s he bought "Mission Elizabeth P. Peabody"s circulating library and book-store on West Street. He developed the library and also added German, French, and books in other foreign languages to his stock.
He then. began publishing the well-known series of Ahn"s and Ollendorf"s readers and grammars, and other text-books" The business operated from an office on Summer Street (ca1856) Winter Street (ca1857-1861) School Street (ca1864-1865) and Bromfield Street (ca1870).
Urbino sold part of his textbook enterprise "to Henry Holt & Company shortly before retiring from business in 1865. He sold his business to De Vries, Ibarra & Company, to whom he also transferred the services of Mr.
Carl Schoenhof and Mission Fanny Moeller."
He supported the Free Soil party. The 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
And the National Liberal League.
He belonged to the American Association for the Promotion of Social Science. L. Boncoeur. L"instructeur de l"enfrance: (A first book for children), 2nd educated 1864
Goethe. Faust, Eine Tragoedie von Goethe: Erster Theil.
With English notes.
Goethe, East.C.F. Krauss. Iphigenie auf Tauris. With English notes. 1865.
Goethe, East.C.F. Krauss.
Hermann und Dorothea.
With English notes. 1866.
Explanatory text to South.R. Urbino"s charts of the animal kingdom. 1869. "Revised and corrected by Samuel Kneeland" Google books
Italian conversation-grammar, 5th educated 1870 Google books
German conversation-grammar, 21st educated
M. Lamé Fleury. Translated by Susan M. Lane. Ancient history told to children.
1870 Google books
Le petit Robinson de Paris, 4th educated