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Print of counterfeit coins... Oliver Cromwell...



Item # 640629
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1741

* Engraving of counterfeit coins
* Much on Oliver Cromwell

Near the back is an article on counterfeit coins, including two engravings of a shilling and a guinea (see photos).

Among the other articles noted in the table of contents are: "A Slight Worse than an Injury" "Influence of Cromwell's Hypocrisy" "Bad Tendency of Modern Good Breeding" "The Change of the Title of King alters the whole Constitution--Cromwell's Reasons for declining it" "A List of His Majesty's Royal Navy" which takes 3 pages; plus much more.
There is much reporting on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, as well as an: "Extract of Letters from the West Indies" which has a "Jamaica" dateline, the text beginning: "We now hope to reap the advantage of the treaty concluded with the late rebellious Negroes..." (see).
Complete in 54 pages with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. In good condition, measures 5 1/4 x 8 inches.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

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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