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The Radcliffe Library (with print)...

Item # 643958
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1749  Among the interesting items in this issue are: "A Surprisingly rational Speech of a Hen", "Medical Virtues of the Snake Root", "Ceremony of Opening the Radcliffe Library",  "French at Tobago" and much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events of the day.

Complete in 48 pages, measures 5 by 8 1/4 in., full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. The additional plates called for are not present.

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