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Captain Turpin turns pirate...

Item # 642589 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1735  Near the back is a section headed: "Monthly Intelligencer" with news reports from various parts of England & Europe. One of the reports comes from South Carolina and includes: "Came advice from South Carolina that Capt. Turpin, his men & sloop were taken the 15th of February last by a Spaniard of ten guns...The Spaniards were bound to Porto Rico...and releasing Capt. Turpin & his men they together swore Pyracy against the Spaniards & had 'em committed to goal in order to receive their just punishment." (see photo).
Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Defence of Operas" "Articles of a Deist's Belief" "The Proof of Friendship" "Judgment of the Church of England on the Church of Rome" "On the Abuse of Words" & more.
Complete in 56 pages with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches with unevenly trimmed pages, otherwise is in good condition.
This is from just the fifth year of this magazine's existence & before any maps or plates were included.

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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