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Comets, stars and astronomy interest...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1742  One of the articles is concerning a comet,and it includes a nearly half page engraving of various celestial bodies including the comet discussed.
Other items in this issue include: "The Art of Deciphering" "Debate in Holland on Augmenting their Forces" "Observations on Scheme V for Registering Wool" a poem titled: "Valentine's Day" which takes over a full page (see for the beginning); a poem titled: "On the Appearance of the Comet", and much more.
There is much reporting on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe.
Complete in 56 pages with full title/contents page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 4 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches, with several tiny binding holes along the left spine, otherwise in good condition.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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