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The British mercury; or, Historical and critical views of the events of the present times : By J. Mallet du Pan.

Other author/creatorMallet du Pan, M. (Jacques), 1749-1800.
Format Electronic, Book, and Journal
Edition[English ed.].
Publication InfoLondon [England] : printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies in the Strand; W.J. and J. Richardson at the Royal Exchange; and J. Hatchard in Piccadilly, 1798.
Description5 volumes (36 numbers) ; 20 cm (8⁰)
Supplemental Content Full text online
Uniform titleMercure britannique. English. (London, England)
Caption title British mercury
Variant title Portion of title: Historical and critical views of the events of the present times
FrequencySemimonthly (Collected irregularly)
General notePrincipal author and editor: M. Jacques Mallet du Pan.
General noteIn English; a translation of: Mercure Britannique.
General noteTitle from title page of vol. 2, which also serves as title page for no. IX.
General noteTitle repeated as caption on first page of text of each issue.
General noteV. 4-5 have the words: "Second year" on the title page of each volume.
General noteImprint varies slightly; v. 4-5 read in part: "Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell jun. [and others]".
General noteIssues have designation on first page of text, with volume designation on direction line of each quire.
General noteErrata included on last page of each issue.
General notePagination and signatures continuous in each volume.
General noteEnglish edition of M. du Pan's work on Swiss independence and European political affairs during the period of Napoleonic expansion. Nos. 1-3 include a historical essay upon the destruction of teh Helvetic League and liberty; subsequent numbers analyze, country by country, current political events in Europe. Great Britain is discussed last in each issue, with praise. Vol. 5 concludes with an appeal for funds to aid the cause of Swiss independence and an account of Mallet du Pan's death and funeral.
General noteDescription based on: Volume II. No IX. [No IX. December 29, 1798-No XVI. April 15, 1799.]; title from title page.
General noteReproduction of original from National Library of Scotland.
References NCBEL, II:1312, 1338
References Crane & Kaye, 75
References Ward, W.S. Index of serials, p. 22
References Times handlist, p. 48
References English Short Title Catalog, P2523.
Special numberingTranslated issues appeared 5 days after the original.
Special numberingCollected irregularly in 5 vols.
Special numberingYears of issue from dates of individual numbers.
Special numberingNo.1-3 (Aug.-Sept. 1798) issued as one number in 9 chapters; issues appear semimonthly thereafter.
Special numberingIssues for 30 Aug., 15 Sept. 1799, and 2 Mar. 1800, not published.
Special numberingNo more published.
Supplement noteSome numbers include appendices.
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
Title history noteTranslated from the original French.
Title history noteIssued also in Italian and German and in other English and French eds., in western Europe, Britain and Ireland.
Title history noteA second edition of vols. 1 and 2 appeared from the same publishers in 1799.
Genre/formPeriodicals 18th century England.
Other title Mercurio Britannico.

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