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American Indies... early masonic...

Item # 647076 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).
Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Dr. Mortimer's Account of a Remedy for the Bite of a Viper" "A Story of the King of Persia" "Generous Effects of Old Love" and more.
One page has an interesting engraving of the moon.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the articles concerns the "Free and Accepted Masons" and the contributions of various members towards the construction of a building (see photos). This is an early Masonic item.
Complete in 54 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 3/4 by 9 inches with unevenly trimmed pages, otherwise in very good condition.
There are no plates or maps 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