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Item # 628325
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  The first page in this magazine has a note reading: "The commerce, Navigation, and different Settlements in America, having been the subject almost of every Magazine, we have, with this, given a View of them in an accurate Map of the West Indies; and as we shall have frequent occasion, from its being now the seat of action, to refer to, & explain the Geography of these places, we do not doubt its being acceptable to our Readers, especially as this map alone sells for 6d. We are preparing others."
Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a report which includes: "...Being a general fast was observed with great decency & solemnity throughout the city, & by the Jews also in their several Synagogues...".
Among the other articles noted in the Table of Contents are: "Discourse on Hebrew Customs Concluded" "Account of the Rise of Free Masons" "Roguery as Beneficial to Politicks as Luxury to Trade" & more.
Complete in 40 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 1/4 by 8 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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