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

Item # 640496
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1750 

* Rare engraving of a Maryland slave 
* Woman soldier Hannah Snell

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 8 1/4 inches.
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" and somewhat notably: "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: "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 pages, with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches with wide untrimmed margins, very 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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