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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1743

* Engraving of Egyptian woman in traditional dress... 
* Lengthy article on comets...
* News from South Carolina

Within this issue is an interesting & unusual engraving showing the traditional garb of an Egyptian woman, with related text (see photos).

Over 3 pages are taken up with a detailed article: "A New Theory of Comets" by R. Yate.

Two pgs. are taken up with charts headed: "An Exact List of the French Army"

Among the other articles in this issue are: "Revolutions in the empire of Morocco," "Number of People in Holland" (includes 2 charts), "Character & Duty of a Preacher," and "Of the Expedition to Carthagena." Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the reports  is headed: "Extract of a Letter from S. Carolina".

There is also 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.

Complete in 54 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition. There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

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