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Article on electricity with Ben Franklin mention... The American pelican with a print...



Item # 647037 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1750  Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin (see hyperlink).
Other articles include:"A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog", "An Historical & Chronological List of the Most Eminent Painters" taking nearly 3 pages; "To find the Magnetick Poles" which includes an illustration; "Precautions requir'd in Inoculation", "Letters concerning the Earthquake in Jamaica", "Earthquake", "Of Dueling...", and many poems.
There is a full page plate of various plants which includes an article as well. Also a full page article: "The Pelican of America" which includes a half page print of it.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches in very nice 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

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