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John Henry Parker

(1806—1884) writer on architecture and publisher


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Inheriting his uncle's Oxford business (1832), Parker became the foremost publisher of Tractarian literature, issuing Tracts for the Times (from 1835) and books by Newman, Pusey, and others. The firm also published the religious weekly Penny Post (1851–96), and an extensive list of antiquarian titles (reflecting Parker's own interests, especially in architecture). The company ceased operations in 1900.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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