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The King's speech to Parliament...

Item # 657446 THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, November, 1692  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: "... Containing 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.
Under: "Advice from England, Scotland, and Ireland" is the King's speech to both houses of Parliament, mostly dealing with military events.
A nice feature of this periodical is the full title page which includes the date. Measures 5 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, 40 pages, lightly toned, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 291 (released for February, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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