1787 Edition of Literary Magazine of The Lounger
Scarce 1787 Edition of Literary Magazine “The Lounger”. 1787, Complete 3 Volume Set of the British Periodical, “The Lounger,” 2nd Edition, Very Fine.. This is the 2nd “Corrected” edition of a periodical published anonymously at Edinburgh, Scotland during 1785 and 1786, by novelist Henry Mackenzie. This edition was printed at Edinburgh for A. Strahan and T. Cadell of London and William Creech of Edinburgh. Each of the three 7” x 4” volumes is bound in full leather, with a red title label on the spine and gilt spine lettering and decoration. This work is a collection of essays on literary and social topics, originally published as a periodical, in which all the “writers” use pseudonyms. Mackenzie himself used the pseudonym “A Man of Feeling,” which was the title of is most famous novel. This set is complete and all the volumes are intact, with the covers firmly attached. The corners are bumped and worn, but the cover edges show only moderate wear. This set is ex-library, with a library bookplate inside the front covers and a card pocket inside the back covers. The pages are mostly clean and bright, with age toning running from only a trace to moderate. A very nice and scarce, early English literary magazine, which would certainly have been read in America. The first edition of this work is rare and sells for over $1000. We were unable to find any 2nd editions for sale. (3 books).. Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831) was a Scottish novelist, whose most famous work, “A Man of Feeling” was published anonymously in 1771.