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Exhibition Label: 'In Print' (11/2/2014 - 8/6/2014) - highlights of the print collection

Engraving, A Surgery with a Representation and
Explication of the Chirurgical Instruments, printed
according to Act of Parliament, Universal Magazine.
Sold by J. Hinton, London, 18th century, Inv. 13692

This plate, displaying a selection of surgical instruments, is
taken from the Universal Magazine, a London publication
that ran from 1747–1814. The Universal Magazine, like
other contemporary publications designed as a ‘storehouse’
of articles reprinted from the newspapers on contemporary
topical subjects was marketed at gentry merchants, farmers
and tradesmen.

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