This is the open-access site for The Andrew Millar Project.

The project documents the life and career of Andrew Millar (1705-68), one of the most important publishers of the eighteenth century. Born in Glasgow, apprenticed in Edinburgh, and in business in London between 1726 and 1768, Millar enabled the publication and circulation of major and minor works of the Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment. His financial and legal dealings facilitated the movement of books between two great urban centres, Edinburgh and London, and his name is on the title-page of the first editions of the most influential works: from novels to poems, to plays, to theology, to philosophy, to medicine, to science. His legacy continues to shape the cultural, economic, social, and intellectual history of this period. 

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Our thanks to the Bodleian Library for the use of the image in our banner: "William Green Jr. (fl. 1732–1752), Scene at an Oxford Book Auction, oil on canvas, 1747; Bodleian Library. Portrait LP.701, 1F.”