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Item # 615626 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1761  Among the many articles within this issue are: "An Account of the War in India" "Case of an Ancient Physician" "History of the Republick of Geneva" "Proposal for Improving Botany" "Some Proceedings in Last Sessions of Parliament" and more.
There is a full page plate of an: "Impression of a Fish Found on a Slate" (see photos), as well as another full page plate: "A New Apparatus for Brewing" which would be a nice display item for any home bar (see photos). There is also a descriptive article on this plate as well.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which contains various news of the day.
The issue is complete in 48 pages, measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, has a full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very 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