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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751  There are engravings of several fish and a two-headed snake and a half page engraving of two "Rice Birds" with a related article on the devastation they cause in South Carolina (see photos).
Among other articles noted in the table of contents are:
"Drunkenness & Gaming" "Account of the Burial of K. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell" "Mr. Watt's answer to Mr. Bingley on Electricity" & more.
Near the back are reports datelined: "Kingston in Jamaica" and "Jamaica", and "Halifax, Nova Scotia". Plus one datelined "Philadelphia" notes various ship arrivals, and that: "...brought 4317 Germans, there have arrived also 1000 passengers & servants from England & Ireland...".
A lengthier account is headed: "Charles-Town (Charleston), S. Carolina, Nov. 10" and takes over 1 1/2 columns.
Complete in 54 pages, measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, even toning, otherwise in good condition, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. This is lacking the plate for Niagara Falls.

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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