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Item # 682411 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".
There is also content regarding the war in America & portions of Canada, including a sermon in response to a day of thanksgiving: "A Thanksgiving Sermon at the South Church in Boston, New England, Occasioned by the Taking of the City of Louisbourg on the Island of Cape Breton by New England Soldiers". 
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing the latest news of the day. Included are reports: "From the Pennsylvania Gazette" which tell of concerns with Indians.
There is one plate of coats-of-arms, but the print of Amsterdam is lacking.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, great condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" before the French & Indian War 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 318 (released for May, 2022)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's