Hard to find London 1950 first edition by John Parker. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 5.5 x 9 inches, 157 pages. Small name sticker on the inside cover. Light cover wear and marks. Pasted in the rear is the fold-out 1949 color map of Newfoundland by Esso Oil Limited which comes with the book but is usually missing, it has some underlining in the text area only, not on the actual map.
Herbert John Harvey Parker (15 July 1906 – 24 November 1987), normally known as John Parker, was a British politician. He remains the longest-serving Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP), retaining a seat in the House of Commons for 48 years.
He was first elected to represent Romford in November 1935. After boundary changes, he continued as MP for Dagenham from 1945, remaining in the House of Commons until he retired in June 1983. As the longest-serving MP, he was the Father of the House of Commons from 1979 to 1983. When he left parliament in 1983, he was the last serving Member of Parliament to have served in the Commons before or during World War II.