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Foldout plate of a canal from Leeds to Liverpool..,.

Item # 613236 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1772  Among the articles in this issue is: "Critical Remarks on M. de Voltaire" which has much on his thoughts concerning Jews, noting near the beginning: "With an impartiality & understanding superior to those of vulgar critics, M. de V. has made a discovery of which they would never have dreamed; a discovery, which is entirely his own...That the Hebrews were a band of savages as bad or worse than cannibals, the devourers of human flesh, among whom that horrible food was customary, even in the time of their prophets..." with much more taking over 3 pages (see for beginning).
There are various news reports found in the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue.
Included are the two plates called for, one a foldout measuring 8 by 18 inches: "A Plan of the Grand Canal now making between Leeds and Liverpool".
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.
A very nice magazine from just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War 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