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Still has all four very nice plates...



Item # 553806

August 1, 1748

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England  August, 1748 

* Still has all four plates
* Aix la Chapelle


Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" (with fullpg. plate) "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with fullpg. plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World..." "Particular Description of Locusts" "Method of Ordering Bees in Greece" and more. Near the back are various news reports from throughout Europe.
Typically the plates found in many of these early magazines were removed many years ago, but this issue still has all four plates issued with it, and they are nice. Included is a full page plate of "The Solar System" and "The Artificial Sphere" and a related article; a fullpg. captioned: "An East View of Chelsea College & the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens"; a nice plate of the: "Imperial City of Aix La Chapelle"; and a nice full page showing 3 different cross section views of a ship, with related text (see). 
Complete in 46 pgs., measures about 5 by 8 1/4 in., full title/index page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, and in great condition.

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.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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