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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1767  Among the articles in this issue are: "Curious Observations on Spiders" "Thoughts On Original Sin" "Acts Relative to the Corn Trade" "An Exhortation to Gentlemen of Small Fortunes to Settle in East Florida" which takes over a full page; and more.
An article: "Description of a New Invented Draining Plough" includes a foldout plate with several views of it, measuring 8 by 10 inches , very nice condition.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with news reports of the day, almost entirely European.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very 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.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's