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Item # 617544 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1772  Among the articles in this issue are; "Memoirs of the Life of Sir Henry Fynes" "Characteristics of Saxon and Norman Architecture" "Perpetual Motion Said to be Discovered" and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. Included is a report from Georgia concerning the exportation of Indian corn.
Included are all three plates called for, one of which including prints of a "Collared Duck" and an: "Astracan Goose" (see).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, several stitching holes along the left spine, otherwise in very good condition.

A very nice issue from just before the Revolutionary War with various 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