The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure

The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure

Frontispiece from Series 2, Volume XCV (July 1794). The whole issue is available in DjVu format on Wikimedia Commons.
Frequency Monthly
Publisher John Hinton
First issue 1747
Final issue
— Number
Series 2, volume 21
Country England
Language English

The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure was a periodical published in London in the period 1747–1814 by John Hinton and W. Bent.[1] It advertised itself as dealing with "Letters, Debates, Essays, Tales, Poetry, History, Biography, Antiquities, Voyages, Travels, Astronomy, Geography, Mathematics, Mechanics, Architecture, Philosophy, Medicine, Chemistry, Husbandry, Gardening and other Arts and Sciences; which may render it Instructive and Entertaining. To which will be added An Impartial Account of Books in several Languages, And of the state of Learning in Europe; also Of the New Theatrical Entertainments."[2] The magazine was published under Royal License according to an Act of Parliament obtained by Hinton.[2]

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