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Item # 640801 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1753 The prime feature of this issue is found on the first page, headed: "An Answer to a Pamphlet, entitled, Considerations on the Bill to permit Persons Profession the Jewish Religion to be naturalized, wherein the false reasoning & gross misrepresentation of fact are fully laid open and detected."
An inside page has a heading: "Objections to the Jews Act" with a letter relating to the naturalizing of Jews with this & a related article taking close to a full page. Yet another five pages within have headings at the top reading: "...Speech Against the Jew Bill" & "The Jew Act Impolitick and Dangerous" & "The Jews Usurers, Extortioners, etc." & "Ministerial Jews--Their Bill Unpopular". An uncommonly lengthy amount of text relating to Jewish concerns.
Among the other articles noted in the table of contents are: "Solar Eclipse Observ'd at London" "Curious Microscopical Remarks" "Animals Of Louisiana" "Laws for Lighting the Streets" & more.
Near the back a report headed "America" from Connecticut which notes: "Several hundred people of this colony have agreed to purchase a large tract of land of the six nations of Indians at Susquihannah, about 300 leagues to the westward lying within the bounds of their charter to settle upon it, expecting that it will, in short time, be a distinct government." This is followed by reports from Boston and Annapolis.
Included also is a nearly full page hand-colored print of a flower called "The Steuartia" with some details noted. The two other plates of "Baronets Arms" are present as well.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches with wide untrimmed margins, full title/contents page featuring a nice engraving, great 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