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17th century title from England...

Item # 643856 THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1695  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, Scotland, and Ireland" which includes a list of Acts of Parliament recent passed (see photos).
A nice feature of this periodical is the full title page which includes the date. Advertisements are inside the front leaf & at the back is the index for the entire year. Measures 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, 44 pages, an ink smear on the title page, otherwise in nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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