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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1751 An interesting article: "Watch fitted to Give an Alarm" includes two curious illustrations of it (see). Full page plate showing the "Botanic Thermometer" and other items (see).

Other items in this issue include:

* "Josephus agrees best with the Septuagint"
* "Deity & Christianity Demonstrated"
* "Abbe Nollet's Examination of Electricity"
* "Remarkable Case of Reputed Witchcraft"
* "Construction of an Astronomical Instrument"
* various poems

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a full column with an article from the Pennsylvania Gazette on: "...relation of Murders & Robberies committed by Felons transported from England called convict Servants" (see).
Complete in 48 pages with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate.  Measures about 5 by 8 1/4 inches, and in nice condition.

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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