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Item # 656795 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1753 Included in the issue is a half page illustration of: "An Instrument called the Trajectorium Lunare" for delineating the path of the earth and the moon (see), which includes descriptive text as well. There is a half page print of: "Remains of an Ancient Temple in Ireland" with a related article; "Learned Remarks on the Rebus"; a full page plate showing "A View & Description of the Grotto del Cane" near Naples which also has prints of 2 unusual fish (see); "Several Extraordinary Baths in Italy"; a full page plate of a: "View of an Ancient Altar & Mount in Minorca" with a related article.
Near the back is an article which foretells the French & Indian War, beginning: "The differences between the court of London and that of France about the limits of the two nations in America & the neutral islands cannot yet be brought to a happy conclusion..." (see)
All the plates called for are present, several noted above, but also including a nearly full page of "The Little Thrush" bird on "The Dahoon Holly" plant.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 includes, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, in very good condition.
A very nice magazine from before the French & Indian War 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