The Dublin Magazine 1762 – 1764 3 vols. Dublin, Printed for Peter Wilson, Parliament Street
The short-lived Dublin Magazine was one a series of miscellany style journals popular in Dublin during the second half of the eighteenth century. These journals borrowed freely from London publications, but also included articles local to Ireland and to Dublin. The Dublin Magazine provides articles on the establishment of public charitable institutions such as the Lying-In Hospital, the Hospital for Incurables and City Workhouse, many of them with accompanying line drawings. Irish births, marriages and deaths are also recorded. This engraving, in which the Liberty Cap plays a prominent role, demonstrates the preoccupation with freedom from political tyranny current at this time. Peter Wilson was active as a publisher from c. 1742 until the early 1800s. He is best known as the publisher of the Dublin Directory, copies of which are held in the Special Collections.
For further information on Georgian Dublin see the Dublin City Public Libraries catalogue.