Josiah Conder

CONDER, Josiah. b. London, 17 September 1789; d. London, 27 December 1855. He was the son of an engraver and bookseller, and was largely self-educated after leaving school at thirteen. He followed his father into the bookselling business, but also became a writer and man of letters: he was the proprietor and editor of the Eclectic Review in 1814; much later (1832) he became the editor of an evangelical nonconformist newspaper, The Patriot. He was a voluminous and energetic writer: his most important books were On Protestant Nonconformity (two volumes, 1818-19), The Modern Traveller (thirty volumes, 1824-29), Italy (1831), A Dictionary of Ancient and Modern Geography (1834), a Life of Bunyan...

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