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Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...
Item # 680658 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".
This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a lower corner.
It is mentioned only in a postscript on the facing page: "In consequence of our request to our correspondents, we have received the annexed plate as a specimen of a series representing gthe religious ceremonies of the modern Jews. the present exhibits an inside view of the Synagogue at Amsterdam (the most superb edifice of the kind in the known world) with the ceremony of sounding the horn on New Year's day; of which a further account...shall be inserted in our next."
Of significance is an article: "Account of the Examination of Gen. Burgoyne" concerning his actions which led to losing the Battle of Saratoga, which contains some interesting reading (photos show only portions).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, a few library stamps in bottom margins, nice condition.
A very nice Revolutionary War era 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.
Category: Revolutionary War