John Blackie

(1782—1874) publisher

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Succeeding in 1807 to the Glasgow publishing business of W. D. and A. Brownlie, Blackie developed a list that included religious, historical, and travel books. Control later passed first to Blackie's son and then to his grandson John Alexander (1850–1918), under whom Blackie & Son became a leading mass-producer of school and children's books (see15), most notably those of G. A. Henty.

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