Bichloride of Mercury

In bright green covers—an excellent contrast with the orange coat of its English namesake, The London Mercury—Alfred A. Knopf presented for the first time The American Mercury with H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. Messrs. Mencken and Nathan have produced a different product, but of a sort allied to their last magazine The Smart Set.

The leading article of the first issue is by Isaac R. Pennypacker and is entitled The Lincoln Legend. It shows that until about 40 years before Abraham Lincoln entered public life,...

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