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.

Price: $900.00

About the item

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.