Mirror of Literature,  5 (1825), [iii]–iv.






Periodicals, Education, Class, Publishing

    Passes self-congratulatory comment on the increasing circulation of the Mirror of Literature, noting that it is the first cheap periodical to achieving lasting success and has 'created an era in the history of periodical literature'. Claims that the journal 'has reached a circulation far surpassing every other periodical of the day'. Quotes Brougham 1825a in support of the assertion that 'of some numbers of the Mirror eighty thousand copies have been sold'. Notes that the practice of cheap publication has now been extended to the reprinting of standard works and observes that 'by this means of cheap publication the temple of knowledge is thrown open to all, and an auxiliary is found to the extension of education without which these efforts of enlightening the humbler classes of society must have often proved abortive'. (iii)

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