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Rare title from the 1600's...
Item # 669982 THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, July, 1700.
This is an 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 and Scotland" which includes news of the death of the grandson of King James II.
A nice feature of this periodical is the full title page which includes the date. Measures 5 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, 32 pages, marginal archival mends to the back 3 leaves, a small hole to the front leaf.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's