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The will and funeral of Samuel Johnson...
Item # 647780 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1784
Among the articles are: "Abstract of the Will of the late Justice Russell" which includes a full page plate of him (see photos). Also: "A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Samuel Johnson" which takes 12 pages; and "Antiquities in London Described", "Dr. Johnson's Will & the Ceremonial of his funeral" and more.
Near the back is nearly a page of: "Advices From American Provinces" with datelines of Boston & Philadelphia.
Both full page plates called for are present in additional to a 3rd plate, two of which are foldouts.
Complete in 80 pages, 5 by 8 inches, with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.
This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's