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Bookselling & newspaper publishing in America...
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.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's