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Voltaire's accusations against Jews refuted...
Item # 620302 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1772 Among the articles within is the continuation of an article begun in the January issue: "Voltaire's Charge Against the Jews Refuted" which takes nearly 2 pages & is continued from a past and in a future issue (see images for portions). One of the accusations refuted is his belief that Jews made it a practice to sacrifice humans to please their God.
Also in this issue is: "Madan's Argument in defence of the Trinity Considered". Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which includes the latest news reports of the day including a few brief items concerning America.
Both plates called for are present, including a nice map of the Navigable Canal from Chesterfield to the River Trent, and another of the Soco (or West-Indian hero).
Complete as a 48 page issue with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, nice condition.
A very nice issue from just before the Revolutionary War with various 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