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Item # 626183

September 1, 1749

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1749  Among the interesting items in this issue are: "Escape & Adventure of Three Nuns" "Schemes for Attacking the Spanish Settlements" "Curves Described by the Planets" "Arrival of the Settlers at Nova Scotia" "Extracts of some Letters from Carolina" with a dateline of Charleston; "Address of the Representatives...of Jamaica" "All Fishes not Mute, nor Deaf"
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events of the day and includes a brief item: "....According to the plan laid out for the town of Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, that city is at first to consist of 2000 houses, disposed into 50 streets of different magnitudes. In the middle of the town is to be a spacious square, with an equestrian statue of his majesty." (see).
Lacking any plates called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 in., full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. 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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