F. Diemer

The Premises of F. Diemer .

Mr. H. Finck, Senior Partner.

Few establishments in Cairo were better known than that of F. Diemer, bookseller, situated in the Shepheard's Hotel Buildings in the Chareh Kamel. They stocked books of all kinds in some twelve different languages, and made a special feature of those dealing with Eastern countries. The firm were agents for the Survey Department of the Egyptian Government for the printing and sale of maps, plans, and similar publications, and they had been appointed booksellers to H.H. the Khedive. The business was founded by Mr. F. Diemer in 1892; it then passed to Mr. F. Marschner, and finally to Mr. Henry Finck, who purchased the goodwill in 1905 after having managed the business for four years. Mr. Finck was a native of Thuringen, Prussia, and was educated at Hildburghausen. He was engaged for seventeen years in the book trade, working for big firms in Leipzig, Dresden, and other large centers.