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Item # 674778 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750  Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin.
Other articles include: "A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog" "An Historical & Chronological List of the Most Eminent Painters" taking nearly 3 pages; "To find the Magnetick Poles" which includes an illustration; "Precautions requir'd in Inoculation" and much more.
There is a full page plate of various plants which includes an article as well. Also a full page article: "The Pelican of America" which includes a half page print of it.
One of the two plates called for is lacking.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, 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.

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

Category: The 1600's and 1700's