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Item # 623382 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1772  This issue has a wide range articles which take up the bulk of the 48 pages, and also includes the two plates which are called for. One has related articles headed: "A Description of an uncommon Kind of Monkey..." and a description of "The Emeu [emu], or Casoar [cassowary]" with the plate showing both (see). The other full page plate has an accompanying article: "Description of the Double Mould-board Plough" (see).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, mostly European reports.
Complete in 56 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise nice 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