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George Washington makes the front page... Jewish colony in the East Indies...



Item # 640088 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1757  The first 2 1/2 pages have reports from the French & Indian War in America, including five letters written by General Braddock datelined Williamsburgh and Alexandria. In the introductory comments on the first page is mention that: "...concerning the territories in America mention'd in the treaty of Utrecht; of several Indian traders seized by the French on the Ohio, and sent prisoners to France, but afterwards enlarged on the interposition of Lord Albemarle; and of the murder of Mr. Jumonville by a party of English under Major Washington. We have also...given an account...of the expedition & defeat of General Braddock..." with more (see). Rare & very early mention of George Washington and great to have his name on the first page.
Another article: "Account of a Colony of Jews in the East Indies" begins: "Not long ago I accidentally met with a New account of the East Indies, by Capt. Alexander Hamilton, in which, among other curious particulars, he says...that at the city of Couchin in times of old was a republic of Jews who were once so numerous that they could recon about 80,000 families but at present they are reduced to 4000. They have a synagogue at Couchin..." with more (see). This articles takes about a page.
Included are both plates called for, one of which is a foldout (see).
Complete in 52 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches with wide untrimmed margins, full title/contents page which includes an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from during the French & Indian War 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.

Item from Catalog 268 (released for March, 2018)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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