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Item # 597508 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789 Among the articles are "Experiments on Forcing Inflammable Air From Coal Mines" "Mr. Mitchell's Invention for Saving Lives" and near the back are over 4 pages with much details on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" and there is also a bit of news headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secretary at War; Mr. John Jay, Chief Judge of the Union..." and more (see).
Included are the 3 full page plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.
A very nice magazine from the "mother country" not long after the end of the Revolutionary War. 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