Ger. mus. publishing firm, founded in Berlin in 1838 by Eduard Bote and Gustav Bock. Remained in Bock family until 1935 when it was reorganized as limited co. under direction of Robert Lienau, dir. of R. & W. Lienau. Publishing house completely destroyed 1943. Wiesbaden branch, 1948. Publisher of mus. of many Ger. composers incl. Reger, Blacher, and Einem. Satirized in 1st and 2nd songs of R. Strauss's Krämerspiegel.