The Political state of Great Britain

Political state of Great Britain (London, England : 1711 : Semiannual).

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  • Format Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
  • Contributors
  • Publication London [England] : printed and sold by J[ohn]. Baker, at the Black-Boy in Paternoster-Row, 1711-
  • Publication Dates Vol. I. [Jan.-June 1711]-, Ceased in Dec. 1740
  • Physical Details
    • v., plates : ports., tables, maps ; 20 cm. (8⁰)
  • Finding Aids
    • Subjects in each volume, usually entered under personal name


  • Edited by Abel Boyer until his death; occasionally erroneously attributed to Defoe.
  • Imprint includes year of publication.
  • Imprints vary; vol. 10-11 read in part, "printed for John Baker, and T. Warner"; vol. 12 reads in part, "printed for the author".
  • Monthly issues through June 1712 have city and date at head of first page of text in each issue.
  • Some vols. include monthly issue title pages reading: The political state of Great Britain, with the most material occurrences in Europe. For the month of ...
  • Some issues include running titles with date and a portion of the main title.
  • Outer margin of each page of text includes content notes, and from v.2: volume numbers.
  • Some issues dated according to Lady Day dating.
  • Includes detailed reports on Parliamentary and court activity for the month, discusses European political and military news, with lists of promotions, budget news and copies of political documents.
  • One issue only filmed at Primary Source Microfilm, the Eighteenth Century, reel 14086 - 1714:Nov.
  • Reproduction of original from Boston Public Library.
  • NCBEL, II:1294
  • Times handlist, p. 37
  • McLeod, W. and V. Graphical directory, 1702-1714, p. 42
  • Crane & Kaye, 733
  • Goldsmith's lib. cat, 37635
  • English Short Title Catalog, P3080.
  • Vol. I-VIII reprinted in 1718-1719 as: Quadriennium annæ postremum (London: T. Warner)
  • Collects, semiannually, various printings of the monthly issues of this title.

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