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Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

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December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 

* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)
* Musical composer - Classical music era original

Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. By his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss.
He died on December 5 making this a very timely report.
Also of curious interest is a report mentioning the finding of a stone pipe presented to William Penn by the Indians, as well as the text of the: "Epitaph On a Tomb-stone...To the memory of the venerable John Wesley...", the Father of Methodism who died in March of 1791. There is also a report of slaves revolting in Haiti.
Included are three full page plates, one of which shows the cathedral in Bristol, England, with ships in the foreground.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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