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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760  A prime feature of this issue is the very nice & dramatic foldout plate captioned: "A Representation of the Engagement between his Majesty's Ship the Monmouth Capt. Gardiner, and the Foudroyant, a French Man of War on 28th Feb., 1758" which shows a dramatic naval  battle (see photo). This plate folds out to measures 9 1/2 by 13 1/4 inches.
Among the articles within this issue are: "An Account of the Life of George Frederick Handel" which takes close to three pages, and concludes in the May issue. Also: "Improvements in Inland Navigation" "Of the Decline of Christianity" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing various news reports of the day, including some news under the heading: "America" with reports from Charleston beginning: "The following account of a late attempt of the Indians to seize Fort P. George, in South Carolina, sews the wicked spirit of the Savages..." with more (see photo).
The naval battle plate noted above is the only plate called for in this issue.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, several tiny binding holes along the left spine, otherwise in very good condition. Includes the full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.

A very nice magazine of the French & Indian War period 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