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Item # 667743 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793 

* 18th century American magazine

The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows to a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance of the issue has an eclectic selection of articles including; "Description of Madrid" "Apology for Wrestling" and "Description of the Camel" amongst any more.
Near the back is news of the day headed: "Domestick Ocurrences" with various tops including: "Northern Indians" which begins: "...arrived at the war office from the Commissioners for treating with the Indians North of the Ohio. We learn that they are not even able to effect a meeting with the body of the hostile Indians who are assembled at the rapids of the Miami river...". Another item headed: "Curious Carriage" begins: "Mr. Blanchard of Philadelphia has invented a carriage which runs without the assistance of horses..." with further details.
Lacking the plate called for.
Complete in 64 pages, full title/contents page, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, various foxing, minor tears at some margin, good condition.

Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's