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Signficant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...



Item # 555132

May 1, 1778

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1778  A very nice Revolutionary War era 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.
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which id described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day" (see). This plate folds out to measure 8 1/4 by 10 inches.
Also of significance is an article: "Account of the Examination of Gen. Burgoyne" concerning his actions which lead to losing the Battle of Saratoga, containing some interesting reading (see for portions).
Complete in 44 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate.  A few traces of foxing in the margins of the engraving, plus occasional foxing throughout, otherwise in very good condition. Disbound.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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