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Rare 17th century title from England...
Item # 576606 THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, February, 1694 This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, that are most considerable in every Court: The Interest of Princes, their Pretensions, and Intrigues, etc." (see).
Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region with commentary on the events. Near the back is: "Advice From England" with a variety of topics discussed, one paragraph beginning: "Three men of war have been launch'd this month, to encrease the number of the Royal Navy..." with more (see). This is followed by: "Reflections upon the Advice from England".
A nice feature of this periodical is the full title page which includes the date. An advertisement is inside the front leaf and on the back page is the table of contents.
Complete with 36 pages, 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, some worm holing near the bottom affecting some text but causing no loss of readability. Otherwise in nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's