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Off to Savannah, Georgia... Early on the game of chess...



Item # 640477 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733

* Early article on playing the game of Chess
* Settlers off to the colony of Georgia


Near the back is a short bit reading: "Embarked on board the Savannah, 132 persons for the new Colony of Georgia."
There is also a very nice & early article on the game of chess, headed: "Of The Game of Chess" which begins: "Chess is, perhaps, the only game that is play'd at for nothing & yet warms the blood & the brain as much as if the deepest stakes were laid..." with much more, taking close to a full page in total (see for portions).
Among other articles are: "Debate in the House of Lords upon the Mutiny Bill" "Quotations from Gulliver's Voyages" "The Rights of the King and People" "Proposals to Refrain Infidelity" "Address to the Protestant Dissenters" & more.
No plates or maps were called for.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/index page, 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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