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Oglethorpe in Savannah... Converting Jews... Health in Boston...
Item # 650323 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736 An interesting article has: "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews", with more.
Much is present on the American Colonies including: "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies". Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back are letters from the colonies which includes: "Extract of a Letter from Georgia" and has: "Mr. Orglethorpe pass'd the bar of Tybee & came to anchor...he went to Savannah Town where he order'd a new church to be built..." with more (see photos). Also in this section is one headed: "Extract of a Letter from a Physician at Boston, in New England" which tells of the diseases there (see).
Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "...On the Bill Against Spirituous Liquors", "Proceedings and Debates in the House of Commons", "The Vindicator of the Antiquity of Scotland", & more.
Complete in 56 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, even toning, small area of damp-staining in the upper left corner, otherwise in very good condition.
This is from just the sixth 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. 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