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Proclamation to apprehend the Young Pretender...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1745  Over 13 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Over a page is taken up with: "Mr. Yate's Defence of his Theory" concerning comets.

There is content concerning the on-going Jacobite Rebellion, including: "A Proclamation for Apprehending the Young Pretender" and another news report on him in the Historical Chronicle (see).

Among many articles in this issue are:

* Two pages are taken up by a lengthy list of the "Ships Taken from the Spaniards & French" and "Ships Taken by the Spaniards & French" with mention of some bound for or from America.
* "Petition of the Pawnbrokers"
* "On the Bill for Regulating Pawnbrokers"
* "King of Prussia's Manifesto against the Court of Drieden"
* "Against Buying French Goods"

* "Of the Conquest of Cape Breton & how to Secure it for ever."
* "The Virtue of the New England People"

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a report from "N. England" with news from Annapolis noting: "...that a body of 1000 French Indians had besieged that fortress 14 days..." with more (see).

Over half a page is taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina" (see photos).

Complete in 54 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Small library stamps at the bottom of 3 pages (including the title/index page) do not cause loss of readability.  Measures about 5 1/2 by 9 inches, untrimmed right margins, very good 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