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Print of a Maryland slave... Woman soldier Hannah Snell...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1750  This issue features a full page plate of two Africans, one of whom, named Job, spent some time in Maryland as a slave, as noted in a brief article which includes: "...he was seized & carried to Joar where he was sold to Capt. Pyke, who...carried him to Maryland and sold him to a planter. Here Job lived about a year without being once beat by his master..." with a bit more, including mention of Mr. Oglethorpe and Georgia as well (see). There is also an article which describes the town of Halifax in Nova Scotia. A page contains at the bottom an illustration of a contrivance on the carrying of water (see).
Also featured is a foldout plate showing two large birds, with an accompanying article: "Description of the two Birds on the Plate" being the "green crown bird" and the "flammant" with much descriptive text (see). This plate folds out to measure 8 by 10 inches (library stamp in the blank right margin does not touch the image).
Other items in this issue include: "Invention against Drowning" "A defence of the Practice of Inoculation for the Smallpox" "Levitical Prohibition of Marriage--Separation" "Hebrew Meaning of Sister"
 "A Female Soldier" which tells of Hannah Snell's secret military career, about whom there is much written (see hyperlink).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included are items "From Nova Scotia" in Canada, and two items  taken from the Pennsylvania Gazette which was published by Ben Franklin at this time (see).
Complete in 48 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate.  Measures about 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches 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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