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Item # 602045
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1750

* Judaica content

The first article is: "Remarks on the Practice of Inoculating for the Small-Pox" which takes over a full page.
The article "Of Mount Aetna" is within the issue but is lacking the plate called for. Another article: "Moon's Eclipse" includes a nice illustration (see).
Another article begins: "The Jews are only the remains of the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with some Levites among them..." with more taking over half a page (see for portions). One-third of another page is taken up with a nice illustration of: "The Red Throated Humming Bird" with a related article.
An article is headed: "Advantage of the Late Act for Importing Iron from our American Colonies".  Other items in this issue include: "Memoirs of the Notorious John Collington" "Reasons for the Bill to Bring Silk from Russia" "Evidence from Miracles and Prophecies" "Christianity founded on Prophesies Compleated""Spiritual Improvement of Earthquakes" "Unhappy State of Passionate Men" and much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe.
Additional plates called for in this issue are lacking.
Complete in 48 pages, measures 5 by 8 inches, with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.

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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