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Item # 625389 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Remarks on the Woolen Trade" "Article of the Treaty of Utrecht Relating thereto" "The State of the Press & Hardships of Printers" "Debates in the Senate of Great Lilliput Continued" "His Majesty's Speech equal to a Message" & more.
Near the back is a report which includes: "A letter in the Daily Post...from Charles Town in S. Carolina, having laid the ill success at Fort St. Augustine on the ill conduct of...some particulars of which are..." with more (see). This is followed by another article which includes: "...letter misrepresenting in the most false & malicious manner the late expedition against St. Augustine, aiming thereby to defame the character of a gentleman, whose unwearied endeavours for the publick service has greatly impair'd his health; and as I, who am a captain in General Oglethorpe's regiment was present..." with more (see) taking over half of the page.
Complete in 48 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, measures 5 by 8 inches. 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