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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1737  Of particular interest is: "Free Masons a Dangerous Society" which takes over a full page and is a great & early Masonic item.
Also, near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, which includes another item concerning Free Masons.
Among the additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Observations on the Effects of Tea" "Our Eatables & Drinkables should be of Home Growth" "The Nature of Tea Consider'd" "Bank of England a Public Benefit" "Why Handsome Women Marry Ordinary Men" "For a Tax on Urine, & Female Collectors" and more.
There are no plates or maps called for in this issue.
Complete in 64 pages full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" 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.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's