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On the growth of the new American republic...

Item # 645986

February 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1787  Included are over 3 pages taken up with: "Judge Pendleton's Animated Charge to Grand Juries of South Carolina" which is prefaced with a note: "Those who have attended to the revolutions of empires, and marked the slow progress of infant states towards greatness, will not be surprised that all the unhappy consequences have happened...". Near the beginning of his remarks: "...The close of the late war with Great Britain having established our independence & given us the exclusive power of modelling our government on principles most apparently conducive to our prosperity..." and so much more.
Included are both plates called for, one showing: "Frederick IV King of Prussia" and the other showing a: "Machine for Raising Water" (see).
Complete in 92 pages, 5 1/2 by 9 inches, never-trimmed margins, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. 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