The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Parker, John Henry

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PARKER, John Henry, English archæologist: b. London, 1 March 1806; d. Oxford, 31 Jan. 1884. He began his career as a bookseller in Oxford in 1832. Later he superintended many excavations in Rome, and was the author of ‘The Archæology of Rome’ (1874-84), a work of importance on the walls, aqueducts and tombs of the Eternal City. His other publications are a ‘Glossary of Architecture’ (1836), an important aid to the revival of Gothic art; ‘Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture’ (1849); ‘The A B C of Gothic Architecture.’