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Drs. Josephly Priestley leaves America for England...

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October 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1799  Included is an interesting article on the famed Dr. Joseph Priestley, which includes: "The announce of Dr. .Priestley's intended return to Great Britain, after his little trip to America, will, of course, excite some degree of astonishment on this side of the water...Dr. Priestley at that time certainly did not appear to like England & most indubitably he left it. What is the motive for his return? Is there any thing rotten...in the state of America?..." with much more.
Included are two of the three plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.

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