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The English language reduced to monosyllables...



Item # 553586
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1738

* Early 18th century British magazine
* King of France in Corsica

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Among the articles noted in the table of contents are:
"A Scheme for reducing the English Language to Monosyllables" "Collection of Elegancies in Common Sense" "The Trade, Power, and Views of France"  and more.

Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the reports is headed: "Substance of the Proclamation Publish'd by the King of France in Corsica" (see for portions).
Included is one full page of music titled: "The Despairing Lover".

Complete in 54 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.

There are no plates or maps called for in this issue.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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