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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1744  Over 19 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Among other items found in this issue is a full page chart of: "Duties Paid on Spirits, Beer and Ale for Several Years", and items headed: "The Danger of Partiality in Princes", "On a Law Suit about a Hog Stye" "A Journal of the Expedition to Carthagena" and more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. Included is an item beginning: "Mr. Westley beginning to preach to a very numerous auditory in the Court of the three Cups Inn at Taunton...". Also an: "Extract of a Letter from the Cumberland in Port Royal Harbour, Jamaica". There are other reports from Turkey, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Spain and France.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.
Complete in 56 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Small library stamp at the bottom of four pages does not cause loss of readability. Measures about 5 by 8 1/4 inches, nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" 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