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Item # 654173 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1767 The first article in this issue is: "An Historical Account of the late Acquisitions of the East India Company in Bengal" which is accompanied by a great fold-out map showing most of India and parts of other countries including Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This map is titled: "The Moguls Empire Divided Into its Principal Governments", and is in great condition. This map folds out to measure 8 1/4 by 10 inches.
An interesting article: "The Culture of Vines Recommended to Americans" relates to the wine industry in America. And there is yet another related article: "Recipe for Making Wine" which begins: "A very curious man, a physician in Maryland, hath sent me a recipe for a rich, pleasant wine..." .
Another interesting article is: "The Manners, Customs, etc. of the Greenlanders" which takes over a full page, continued from a previous issue.
Other articles in this issue include: "Proposals for Exchanging the East Indies for the West" "A Prayer for a Family under Inoculation" "Of the Rigols, or Regalls, a Musical Instrument..." "Cautions to Purchasers or Renters of New Built Houses" and more.
Nearly 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "American News" includes over half a page on the speech of Francis Fauquier, the commander-in-chief of Virginia, to the General Assembly at Williamsburg, with the balance of the report taken up with "The Answer of the House of Burgesses" to him (see for most).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with news reports of the day, almost entirely European.
Complete in 48 pages with full title/contents page and an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches and is good 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