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Incas of Peru... Indian troubles in the South...

Item # 619668 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1752  Among the various articles of interest in this issue are: "History of the Incas of Peru" "Description of a Machine for Raising Water" which a nearly half page illustration; "Diseases of the Virgin Islands & their Remedies" Method of Practice in...Surgery in the West Indies" "Monstrous Birth" with an illustration of it; "Continuation of the Experiments on Medical Electricity" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with news reports of the day which includes a report from Charleston concerning trouble with the Indians, and also a report datelined "Boston" (see images).
One of the two plates called for is present, being "The Front of Northumberland House next to Charing Cross" measuring 5 by 8 inches.
Complete in 48 pages, measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.

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