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General Oglethorpe and Georgia...

Item # 668646

September 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785  Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill which includes a nice full page plate of it.
Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of Georgia, and much more.
Near the back is: "American News" with various reports including mention of John Rutledge being named ambassador to the Netherlands, and that no more indented servants are to be imported from England or Ireland: "...as many of those already arrived are in a starving condition."
Also mention that: "...A treaty is on foot with the Western Indians...as they have lately committed some cruel depredations.", and other items.
Present are both plates called for.
Complete in 84 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" not long after the end of the Revolutionary War. 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