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Rare 17th century title from England...

Item # 643505 THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 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.".
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 & taking nearly 6 pages (see photos). 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 & on the bkpg. The table of contents is on the bkpg. as well. Measures 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, 36 pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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