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Item # 672383 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1736  Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe.
One of the items here is headed: "Extract of a Letter from S. Carolina" which talks of military events in the New Orleans vicinity, which ends with: "...the other French party is also cut off, several nations of the Indians having join'd against them. This is great & good news from our southern Frontiers of America."
Among the articles are: "Cautions Against Quadrille" "Difference between the Church of England and Rome" "Cruelty of the Mahometans" "Many Robberies on the Highway" "Boldness of Two Highwaymen" "Charity of the Bermudas Women" & more.
No plates are called for at this early date.
Complete in 56 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches in very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Item from Catalog 309 (released for August, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's