Item #310969 The Looking-Glass for the Mind; or, Intellectual Mirror. Being an elegant Collection of the most delightful little Stories and Interesting Tales, chiefly translated from that much admired Work, L’Ami des enfans, or, The Childrens Friend. Arnaud Berquin.
The Looking-Glass for the Mind; or, Intellectual Mirror. Being an elegant Collection of the most delightful little Stories and Interesting Tales, chiefly translated from that much admired Work, L’Ami des enfans, or, The Childrens Friend
The Looking-Glass for the Mind; or, Intellectual Mirror. Being an elegant Collection of the most delightful little Stories and Interesting Tales, chiefly translated from that much admired Work, L’Ami des enfans, or, The Childrens Friend

The Looking-Glass for the Mind; or, Intellectual Mirror. Being an elegant Collection of the most delightful little Stories and Interesting Tales, chiefly translated from that much admired Work, L’Ami des enfans, or, The Childrens Friend.

London: E. Newbery, 1787.

First edition in English. Engraved frontispiece. [iv], 212 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full speckled calf in period style, morocco label. Faintest traces of foxing to prelims, else fine ESTC T90041; Osborne, p. 233 (note). Item #310969

First London edition of this influential French children’s work, widely reprinted in England and in America.

Translated by J. Cooper, i.e. Richard Johnson: “J. Cooper” was one of the pseudonyms used by Richard Johnson. Cf. Weedon, M.J.P., “Richard Johnson and the successors to John Newbery”, in Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 5th ser., v. 4 (1949): 37 and 59.

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