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Item # 621320 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  Among the articles in this issue are: "Extracts from Blunt's Voyage to the Levant" "Method of Making a Mortar Impenetrable to Moisture" "A Lady's Thoughts on Marriage" "Curious Extracts from the Koran of Mohammed" "Description of the Island of St. John in the Gulph of St. Lawrence" (see) and much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day.
Both foldout plates called for are present being "A Design for a Bridge Over Yarmouth Haven..." which measures 7 1/4 by 14 inches, and "A Profile of the River Thames from Boulters Lock to Mortlake" which measures 8 1/4 by 18 1/2 inches. Both plates also have ink off-setting from being folded within themselves for over 200 years.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St.John 's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" not long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content. 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