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Rare 17th century title from England...
Item # 577008
February 1, 1696
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, February, 1696
* Rare 17th century title
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 photo).
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" which includes a speech by the King. 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. Advertisements are inside the front leaf & the back page. Measures 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, 36 pages, nice condition.