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Study of the earth... much on comets...



Item # 607476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1744 (this is an incomplete issue, missing pages 197-200.)  Among the various articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Virtues of Tar Water against the Smallpox, Ulceration of the bowels, Consumptive Cough..." "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth Continued" "An Account of Comets" "Mr. R...g's Hypothesis about the Tails of Comets Examined"' "A Passage from Mr. Smith's Ingenious Treatise of Comets..." "Extract of the Journal of the Expedition to Carthagena..."
and much more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. Included is: "Declaration of War Against the Queen of Hungary, by the King" of France, signed in type: Louis.
This is an incomplete issue missing pages 197-200, measures 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. A small area of dampstaining in the lower left corner, otherwise in nice condition. The price would normally be $32.00 but is reduced to $25.00.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

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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