Monthly Review (London)

This article is about the British periodical (1749–1845). For the American socialist magazine, see Monthly Review.

The Monthly Review (1749–1845) was an English periodical founded by Ralph Griffiths, a Nonconformist bookseller. The first periodical in England to offer reviews,[1] it featured the novelist and poet Oliver Goldsmith as an early contributor. William Kenrick, the "superlative scoundrel", was editor from 1759 to 1766.[2]

Publishing history of the Monthly Review: Printed for R. Griffiths {etc.}

  • Volumes 1–81, May 1749–Dec. 1789;
  • {2d ser.} v. 1–108, Jan. 1790–Nov. 1825;
  • new {3d} ser., v. 1–15, Jan. 1826–Dec. 1830;
  • new {4th} ser., v. 1–45, Jan. 1831–Dec. 1844.

Many libraries have incorrectly catalogued the periodical as the London Monthly Review.[3]

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