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Ancient coins, the violin (or viola), the moon...
From during the French & Indian War...
Item # 657335 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1757 A very nice magazine from during the French & Indian War 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.
Among the articles within are: "Impracticability of Ascertaining the Longitude by the Moon" "Arguments tending to Fix the Mintage of an Ancient Coin" and much more.
"Origin and Introduction of the Violin" includes an interesting little engraving of a man playing a violin, or viola (see).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news events of the day which includes a brief mention of America with: "...arrived at Spithead from Halifax. He has left 8 men of war in North America under the command of Lord Colville to protect the trade, watch Louisbourg,and annoy the enemy."
Included is a full page plate of a new method for increasing the magnetic power in steel bars. The map showing parts of Germany is not present..
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's