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A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."
Item # 631734 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750 Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it (see photos). Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.
There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltaire which includes a print of a medal showing him (see photos). Other items in this issue include: "Errors in Mr. Brent's Astronomy" "The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity in Unity" "Men more Incorrigible than Women" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included are reports datelined "Halifax in Nova Scotia" and "Boston in New-England" (see photos).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition. The plate called for is lacking.
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