Place Published: London
Publisher: The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure
Date Published: 1761
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition. March 1761 issue of "The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure". By John Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street London. Size 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. Complete with 59 pages text, a folding copperplate French and Indian Wars period scarce engraving titled "A Perspective View of the City of Quebec, the Capital of Canada" (30 cm x 20 cm) with text on Québec from p.113 to p.116, a hand colored copperplate botanical engraving (by Miller), and a copperplate engraved portrait of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough with page of text relating to him. Very good condition.
The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure was a periodical published in London in the period 1747-1814 by John Hinton and W. Bent. The magazine contains interesting articles including a description of Quebec, Seven Years War, news from America, History of London, History of Russia from Voltaire, Q & A of physics, the Whole Duty of Man, etc. Also, each issue contains letters, stories, music, theatre, poetry, foreign affairs, Marriages, Births, Deaths, stock prices, etc. The Universal Magazine is very similar to the Gentleman's Magazine in scope but is not nearly as common. A fascinating read of historical interest.