Ward Lock & Co
Ebenezer Ward and George Lock starting a publishing concern in 1854 which became known as "Ward and Lock". Based originally in Fleet Street, London it outgrew its offices and in 1878 moved completely to Salisbury Square, London.
London publisher Samuel Orchart Beeton was obliged (as a result of the financial Panic of 1866) to sell his titles and name to Ward Lock; this gave them the rights to his late wife's Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.
In the 1887 Beeton's Christmas Annual (published in November) Arthur Conan Doyle's first detective novel, A Study in Scarlet, was published, introducing the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler Dr. Watson.
James Bowden came in to the now three way partnership. In 1882 offices were opened in New York, and in 1884 in Melbourne. In the mid-1890s, the company opened an office in Toronto, Canada; however, this was closed in 1919.
In 1964, the business split in two, creating Ward Lock Educational Ltd, which was bought by Cassell Publishing in 1989. By the early 90’s, Cassell was acquired by the current owner, Orion Publishing Group.
- Ward and Lock – 1852 to 1891
- Ward, Lock & Tyler (from c. 1869 to c. 1872)
- Ward, Lock and Bowden Company – 1891 to 1893
- Ward Lock and Bowden Ltd. – 1893 to 1897
- Ward Lock & Co. Ltd. – 1897 to present
- R. M. Ballantyne
- Isabella Beeton
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- Leslie Charteris
- Thomas Hughes
- Nigel Tranter: early novels (1937–1956) and westerns (published under the pseudonym 'Nye Tredgold', 1950–1958)
- Dornford Yates
Some famous books and series were published by Ward Lock:
- 6D Copyright Novels 
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- A Study in Scarlet
- The Fair Britain Series
- Gardening Books[clarification needed]
- Martin Rattler by R. M. Ballantyne (reprint)
- Meet the Tiger (the first book featuring The Saint)
- The Model-Making Series
- Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Pilgrim's Progress (reprint)
- Seven Little Australians
- Bettany, George Thomas (1888). The World's Inhabitants, Or Mankind, Animals, and Plants: Being a Popular Account of the Races and Nations of Mankind, Past and Present and the Animals and Plants Inhabiting the Great Continents and Principal Islands. Ward, Lock. Archived from the original on Sep 5, 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
- Wonder Books for Children
- Harold, the Last of the Saxons by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (3rd edition)
The Windsor Magazine was published monthly from January 1895 until September 1939 (537 issues).
- "about the red guides". Ward Lock & Co's Illustrated Guide Books for collectors and enthusiasts. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- The Christmas Bookseller, p. 1216. Google Books. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- The Christmas Bookseller, p. 77. Google Books. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- "Image : Ward, Lock & Co.'s Series of Copyright Novels : 6d". Runela.net. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- Living, Edward. Adventure in Publishing: The House of Ward Lock 1854–1954 (1954)