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Item # 679580 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796  Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland are unequaled whether considered with respect to wit & humour, entertainment, or instruction. Every capital town on the continent prints a weekly paper; and several of them have one or more daily papers..." with more. Also mention that: "...The wages of printers are very great even now, and progressively so from the extreme parts of the Northern to the Southern state...". This article takes 2 1/2 pages.
Under "Review of New Publications" is a short item: "A Letter Descriptive of the Different Settlements in the Province of Upper Canada" (see).
Included are both full page plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, two leaves are archivally repaired at the blank spine with no loss of text (one is on the book-selling article), nice condition.

This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's