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Item # 645529 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1755 Among the articles within are: "A Succinct Account of Disorders lately cured at Stockholm by Electrification..." "Origin of Chivalry from Voltaire" "A Female Impostor in France Detected" and so much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including some items from America which mention: "...ship arrived...from Boston...brought an account that Gen. Pepperell's & Col. Shirley's regiments were entirely ready...to proceed on their expedition..." & another report from Virginia (see).
Included are both plates called for, one of which is a foldout.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.
A very nice magazine from before the French & Indian War 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