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Christianizing the Indians in North America...
Item # 642818 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1772 Among the articles in this issue are: "Account of the Revolution in Sweden" "Description of the Wild Pine of Jamaica" "Account of a Model for a Bridge in Ireland" "Description of the Mosque in Kew Gardens" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the Mosque. Also: "A Scheme for Propagating the Gospel Among the present Savage Tribes in the British Part of North America..." concerning Christianizing the Indians. The other plate called for shows in part "...the Nyl-ghan, an Indian Animal not hitherto described..." with a related article.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very 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