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Item # 657747
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1747 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.

Nearly two pages are taken up with: "Addresses from Barbados".

An article: "Description of a Diving Ship..." includes a curious illustration of it (see photos). And the following page has an article: "Description of the Lifting Siphon" with an illustration of it as well (see).

Included are three full page plates including one of "St.John's, Westminster" and two plates of coats-of-arms of "English Peers" (see).

Among other articles in this issue are: "On Insuring the Ships of our Enemies"  "St. Paul Consistent with the Jewish History" "Schemes for Popular & Easy Taxes" "Prodigious Number of Monks, etc. in France" "The State of Sweden Resembles that of Britain" and many poems

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe.

Complete in 48 pages with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Small library stamps at the bottom of 3 pages (one at the margin of a plate, another near an image: see) do not cause loss of readability.  Measures about 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's