John Stockdale

(c. 1749—1814) publisher and bookseller

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In 1781, he opened a shop in Piccadilly that became a meeting point for Pitt's followers, whereas Debrett’s shop was patronized by Whigs. In his later years, Stockdale concentrated on remainders, earning him the disapproval other booksellers.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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