“Mirror of Literature” Journal: Illustrated & Selected Whole Literature Journals & Essays & Added Biographical Memoirs & Sketches (Volume I-XXV)

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While the Mirror was not the first cheap miscellany to be published in Britain, it was the first to achieve significant and lasting success, becoming an emblem of and inspiration for first wave of cheap journalism in 1820s. It was projected by John Limbird (1796?–1883), a small-time bookseller and stationer in Strand, whose involvement with the radical press meant that he had witnessed at close quarters the staggering success enjoyed by the unprecedentedly cheap twopenny edition of William Cobbett's Weekly Political Register, issued from November 1816. Cobbett's 'two-penny trash' reportedly sold up to 70,000 copies per week; following government's suppression of such radical political journals in 1819, Limbird was one of a number of publishers and editors who sought to capitalize on format to produce a cheap apolitical miscellany A large readership. e-Book Project publishes for you, reading easy readable, first time, all journals, in form of whole ebook formatted, into THREE... More > VOLUME, This is FIRST..< Less
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March 7, 2014
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