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James Oglethorpe & the Trustees of Georgia...

Item # 651007 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1732  Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which includes a list of the: "Trustees Appointed for Establishing the New Colony in Georgia, Incorporated by a Charter now Passing" and which includes within the list: James Oglethorpe (see photos). There is also a brief item: "From South Carolina".
The issue begins with 33 pages of "A View of the Weekly Disputes & Essays in this Month"with reports from the many newspapers in England including the Daily Courant, Universal Spectator, Applebee's Journal, Weekly Register, London Journal, Fog's Journal, The Craftsman, The Free Briton, and more.
There were no plates or maps in issues of this early date.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 7 3/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. In very good condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" from near the beginning of its existence, containing a wide range of varied content. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun just the year before in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's