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Item # 589295 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1772 Among the articles in this issue are: "A Proposal for Abolishing Tythes...and furnishing every Parish throughout the Kingdom with an able Minister" "On the Present Appearance of the Planet Jupiter", an interesting & lengthy article: "J. P.'s Plans for a Settlement on the Mississippi Objected to" is very descriptive and takes over 2 pages, signed by "W.R." at New Orleans (see for portions). It is followed by a lengthy "P.S." which comments on lands in the Ohio River vicinity (see).
There is also a continued article: "Critical Remarks on M. de Voltaire" concerning his thoughts on the Jews, beginning: "It was an express ordinance of the Jewish law to sacrifice men devoted to the Lord..." with the article taking over 3 pages (see for beginning).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day and which includes: "American News" which has some mention of the ship Gaspee as well as other reports from America (see).
Included are the two foldout plates called for, one: "A Plan of the River Tees & of the Intended Navigable Canal from Stockton by Darlington to Winston in the Bishoprick of Durham" which folds out to 11 1/2 inches, and the other a foldout of a "newly-invented drill plough" (see).
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
A very nice issue from just before the Revolutionary War with various 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