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Item # 632977 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1767  A full page is taken up with: "American Affairs" with reports from New York, Philadelphia, New-England, and South Carolina, portions including: "...the indispensable duty of his subjects in America to obey the acts of the legislature of Great Brigtain...will not fail duty to carry into execution the act of parliament passed last session for quartering his Majesty's troops in the full extent & meaning of the act..." and more (see).
Among other articles are: "Professor Michell's Application of Hadley's Quadrant" includes a geometric print (see); "Remarks of Mr. Walpole's Account of the Arcadia" "Advice to a Niece on the Point of Marriage" "The Phenomena of Spiders Rationally accounted for" , and more.
Also included is a nice, lengthy, and very detailed article: "An Account of Greenland, with a Description of the Manners, Customs, Religious Notions, Civil Policy & Singular way of Living..." (see for portions) which takes over 5 pages and includes a nice full page print of them, with three scenes, one showing a Greenlander in a canoe (see).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with news reports of the day, almost entirely European, although there is a report of an earthquake in New England (see).
Complete in 48 pages with full title/contents page and an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, very nice, clean condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" 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