The mirror. A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779 and 1780. HENRY MACKENZIE, ed.

The mirror. A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779 and 1780.

Edinburgh: W. Creech; London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1781. First collected edition of the original 110 biweekly issues, 3 volumes, 12mo, contemporary full calf, red morocco labels (renewed); joints cracked, upper cover of vol. 1 detached; a good set. The "highly acclaimed and successful" literary periodical was issued in Edinburgh by the literary coterie of Henry Mackenzie, "a group of Scottish professional men, most of them lawyers." Mackenzie, known as "the Scottish Addison," was also responsible for The Lounger (1785-87). This was a popular work both in Great Britain, where an 11th edition was reached before the end of the century, as well in America where two 18th century editions were also published. Sullivan, British Literary Magazines, pp. 215-16. See also Graham, English Literaty Periodicals, pp. 133-34. Item #23709

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