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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1747

* Continuation of the Eulogy of Edmond Halley

Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley the astronomer and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are taken up with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken", by the French & the Spanish. Many of the ships are those bound to or from the American colonies & the West Indies. There is an article: "A Journey to Caudebec Falls with a Map and Description of the Same" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the area, which also includes an illustration of: "...an engine for raising water...". Another article: "The Manner of making Incombustible Cloth from the Stone Amiantus spun into Threads..." includes a small print of the device (see). This issue also has a print of "Arthur Onslow Esq. Speaker of the House of Commons".

Among other articles in this issue are: "Treacherous Behaviour of Dutch Governors", "Dutch Answer to the French Memorial", "French Account of the Action at Sea", "Dr. Mead on Inoculating the Small pox", "Hypocrisy of a Methodist Detected", and many poems. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe.

Complete in 50 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, some lite scattered foxing is present, otherwise is in very good condition.

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