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Hulton Picture LibraryThe Hulton Picture Library was founded in 1947 as an adjunct to 'Picture Post' magazine. See the FOB entry for 'Picture Post'. The picture library was sold in 1958 to the BBC, and became known as the BBC Hulton Picture Library. In 1988 it was sold to Mr Brian Deutsch, and in 1996 was sold on to the Getty Communications Group (now Getty Images). See
Hurtig Publishers LtdHurtig was a publishing firm based in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1991 the firm was purchased by McClelland & Stewart. See
HutchinsonGeorge Hutchinson founded his publishing company in 1887 and it remained a family firm until it was sold to London Weekend Television in 1979. In 1985 London Weekend Television sold Hutchinson to Century and the firm of Century Hutchinson was formed. Century Hutchinson was purchased by Random House UK in 1989. Random House UK was known as the "Random Century Group Limited" from 1989 to 1992, when it was renamed "Random House UK Limited". Random House was purchased by Bertelsmann AG in 1998 and now functions as a "corporate division" of Bertelsmann. See and
J. B. LippincottThe Lippincott publishing company was founded in 1785 and remained a family firm until it was purchased by Harper & Row in 1977. Harper & Row created an imprint called Lippincott & Crowell. The Lippincott division was sold by HarperCollins to Wolters Kluwer in 1990. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is now a division of Wolters Kluwer. See and
J. C. Nimmo LtdJohn C. Nimmo founded the firm of J. C. Nimmo Ltd in 1879. Nimmo died in 1899 and his business was purchased by George Routledge & Sons in 1903. In 1912 George Routledge & Sons merged with Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. to form Routledge & Kegan Paul. The Routledge Group was purchased by the Taylor & Francis Group in 1998. See and
J. C. Raven LtdJohn Carlyle Raven first published his 'Progressive Matrices' in 1938. His three sons established the firm of J. C. Raven Ltd in 1972. In 2004 J. C. Raven Ltd was acquired by the Harcourt Assessment division of Reed Elsevier. Harcourt Assessment was purchased by Pearson in 2008. See and
J. H. Leicester & W. LeicesterThe firm of printers and booksellers called J. H. Leicester & W. Leicester went out of existence in 1865. According to 'British book trade archives 1830-1939: a location register' (by Alexis Weedon and Michael Bott, 1996), the deed of dissolution, 1865, is in Worcestershire Record Office (BA 8185/4 (iii)).2007
J. K. LasserThe firm of J. K. Lasser was established as a publishing firm with a specialism in taxation, beginning with 'Your income tax' by Jacob Kay Lasser (1896-1954). The firm evolved into the J. K. Lasser Institute, which was acquired by Wiley in 1999. See and
J. Leng & Co.The firm of J. Leng & Co. published popular fiction from offices in London and Dundee in the 1920s and 1930s. According to Steve Holland, the firm was acquired by D. C. Thomson in 1926, and traded briefly as Thomson-Leng. See Steve Holland: 'The mushroom jungle: a history of postwar paperback publishing' (1993), p. 10 and
Jacaranda Wiley LtdJacaranda Wiley Ltd is the former name used for Wiley operations in Australia. In June 1999 the company name was changed from Jacaranda Wiley Ltd to John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. See

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