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Nice plate of the Oriole...

Item # 602708 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1773  A feature of this issue is the full page plate of: "The Oriole" bird, with a related article: "Description of the Oriole, the Oriolus Galbula of Linnceus". There is also an interesting article: "Proposals for Establishing more Accurate & Comprehensive Bills of Mortality" which takes over 2 pages and has a full page with two charts: "Table of Deaths" with various categories, and "Table of Diseases" with various types. There is also a full page plate of: "Curiosities found in the Ruins of Herculaneum" with a related article.
Other articles in this issue include: "Hume's Account of Quakerism Defended" "Description & Character of the King of Poland" and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day.
Both plates called for are present & mentioned above. Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, and is in nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" just  before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content. 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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