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With the plate... Very early advocate of women's rights... Building the White House...
Item # 611980 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, October, 1792 Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.
The notable article in this issue is: "Extracts from the Rights of Woman" which is by the famed Mary Woolstonecraft. This is a piece from her very famous work: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" in which she was among the first to argue that women were not naturally inferior to men. Also within: "Historical Notes on Intemperance" "Character of an Eulogium on General Greene" "Masonick Address" "Description of the Saratoga Springs" "Marriage Ceremonies of the Mexicans" & much more.
Near the back is "The Gazette" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes the: "Abstract of the Proceedings of Congress". Also are mentions of Col. Harden & companions in the Western Territory being captured by Indians as spies with some burnt at the stake; that: "...The public sale of lots in the city of Washington has turned out highly satisfactory..."; construction of the State House in Trenton, N.J.; mention that: "The elegance & conveniences of the building now preparing for the use and accommodation of the President of the United States certainly very far exceed every thing of the kind heretofore attempted in this country." (see)
This issue lacks the plate called for.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, various foxing throughout but mostly at the margins, a few minor margin tears and archival margin mends, generally good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's