Home > Botany Bay... Rules for servants... Indian skirmishes in America...
Click image to enlarge 643443
Show image list »
Image019_tn
Image020_tn
Image021_tn
Image022_tn
Image023_tn
Image024_tn
Image025_tn
Image026_tn
Image027_tn
Image028_tn
Image029_tn
Image030_tn
Image031_tn
Image032_tn
Image033_tn
Image034_tn
Image035_tn
Image036_tn
Image037_tn

Botany Bay... Rules for servants... Indian skirmishes in America...



Item # 643443 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1786 Inside has nearly a full page relating to Botany Bay being established as a penal colony, headed: "The Botany Bay Business Defended" which is a critical response to the lengthy Botany Bay discussion in the previous issue (see Gentleman's Magazine for November, 1786). One bit mentions: "...they have now comfortable beds. Formerly, when the convicts were transported by contract to America there were no beds...no luxuries were allowed..." (see).
Another curious report has specifics on how to be a proper servant (see). Elsewhere is a brief description of the American half-penny coin, and also: "American News" has content on McGuillvary & Indian troubles, and a bit which seems to relate to the Shays' Rebellion.
Complete in 90 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 3/4 by 9 inches and is in good condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" not long after the end of the Revolutionary War 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

Available Now

$79.00