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Spanish cause trouble on the American seas...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1739  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: "Of the Nature of Fire, Continu'd" "Proposal for Amending theTen Commandments" "Seventh & Eighth Commandments, how to be Understood" "Ninth and Tenth, how to be Taken" "The Case of the South Sea Company" "Reasons for a Disciplin'd Militia" "Swiss Maintain no Regular Forces" and more.

Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the reports includes some talk of the American colonies, text including: "...Petitioners are unable to express that they perceive the trade to his Majesty's American Colonies still continues  exposed to the insults of the Spaniards...continue to stop, search and make prizes of British vessels navigating the American Seas in manifest violation of the treaties subsisting between the two crowns..." with more (see photos).

Complete in 54 pages with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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