W. H. Allen & Co.

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W. H. Allen & Co.
Founded1835 (1835)
SuccessorVirgin Books
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
Publication typesBooks

William H. Allen and Company (est. 1835) was a bookselling and publishing business in London, England,[1] known for issuing works related to the British colonies.[2] It operated from headquarters in Leadenhall Street, later moving to Waterloo Place. Owners and staff included James P. Allen, William Ferneley Allen (d.1877), and William Houghton Allen.[3] W. H. Allen is now an imprint of Ebury Press (itself a division of Penguin Random House).


  • Black, Kingsbury, and Parbury
  • Black, Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1818–1822[1][4]
  • Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, 1822–1827 (William Houghton Allen, Thomas Kingsbury, Charles Parbury)[5][1]
  • Parbury, Allen, and Co., 1827–1834 (William Houghton Allen, Charles Parbury)[5][6][7]
  • Parbury and Allen

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  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen". Data.bnf.fr. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ Theo D'haen; et al., eds. (2012). Routledge Companion to World Literature. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-65575-3.
  3. ^ "Obituary", The Bookseller, London, 2 June 1877
  4. ^ Post Office London Directory for 1820, Critchett & Woods, hdl:2027/njp.32101073399170
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b Britain, Great (30 January 1827), London Gazette
  6. ^ Leigh's New Picture of London. Samuel Leigh. 1827.
  7. ^ "Parbury, Allen, and Co". WorldCat. Retrieved 1 February 2017.


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