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Item # 619595 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1735
* Nice 18th century British magazine
* The early silk industry in Georgia
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.
Among the articles noted in the table of contents are:
"The Importance of the Parliament's Confidence in the King" "Adding to our Foreign Possessions, not the Interest of the Nation" "Whoever Loses his Passion for Liberty is a Friend to Slavery" "The Ladies Censured for Gaming" & more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Monthly Intelligencer" with news reports from various parts of England & Europe. One of the reports notes:
"Several of the Trustees for Georgia, & Sir Thomas Lombe, waited on her Majesty with some silk lately brought from Georgia, which had prov'd exceeding good..." with a bit more (see photos).
Another item notes: "Letter from Georgia say that the vines and silks of that Colony are in a most prosperous condition, and a settlement of 160 hardy Highlanders from Scotland is to be made on the utmost boundaries for a barrier to that colony." (see)
Complete in 56 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, some scattered foxing, generally nice. A period notation near the top of the title pg.
This is from just the fifth year of this magazine's existence & before any maps or plates were included.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's