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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  The first page in this magazine has a note reading: "The commerce, Navigation, and different Settlements in America, having been the subject almost of every Magazine, we have, with this, given a View of them in an accurate Map of the West Indies; and as we shall have frequent occasion, from its being now the seat of action, to refer to, & explain the Geography of these places, we do not doubt its being acceptable to our Readers, especially as this map alone sells for 6d. We are preparing others."
Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a report which includes: "...Being a general fast was observed with great decency & solemnity throughout the city, & by the Jews also in their several Synagogues...".
Among the other articles noted in the Table of Contents are: "Discourse on Hebrew Customs Concluded" "Account of the Rise of Free Masons" "Roguery as Beneficial to Politicks as Luxury to Trade" & more.
This is the "Second Edition" printed some time in the 1740's.
Complete in 40 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 1/4 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 309 (released for August, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's