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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1747 (does not include the map of Maastricht, The Netherlands - and priced as such)
Nearly five pages are taken up with a list of recently elected members to Parliament. A full page is taken up with "A Letter on the Late Rebellion", referring to the Jacobite Rebellion (see for portions).
Two pages are taken up with a: "List of Ships Taken" which include several which were bound to or from North America and the West Indies. Among other articles is: "Of Fire Damps in Deep Coal Mines".
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe.
Complete in 48 pages, measures 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.

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