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The siege of Bergen-on-Zoom...

Item # 672379
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1747  This issue features a full page plate which includes several illustrations. Plus over a full page is taken up with a sheet of music.
Articles include: "Letter of a Persian Spy" "Papists Charged with Irreligion & Cruelty" "Inconveniences of Hoop Petticoats" "Solar Eclipse Calculated" "French Charged with Barbarous Cruelty" among many others.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a report headed: "Progress of the Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom" which takes over a full page.
Lacking the map called for.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, good 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