Title: Mercure de France: dedie au roi, par une societe de gens de lettres, Samedi Octobre 1785
Author: De L’averdy
Publisher: Chez Panckoucke, Paris
A late 18th century publishing of the original literary magazine Mercure de France, being the October 1785 issue.
The magazine's goal was to inform elegant society about life in the court and intellectual/artistic debates. The magazine featured poems, anecdotes, news of a mostly marital and gossip nature, theater and art reviews, songs, and fashion reviews, and it became fashionable as well as occasionally scandalous. to be mentioned in its pages.
One pamphlet in 12mo, 48+48 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with the paper covers holding well, although the front cover is dog eared. The page edges show signs of wear, with virtually no foxing or staining throughout the volume.