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Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747 

* Edmund Halley, of comet fame

Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.
Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken" by the French & the Spanish. Many of the ships are those bound to or from the American colonies & the West Indies.
There is an article: "A Journey to Caudebec Falls with a Map and Description of the Same" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the area & which also includes an illustration of: "...an engine for raising water...".
Another article: "The Manner of making Incombustible Cloth from the Stone Amiantus spun into Threads..." includes a small print of the device. This issue also has a print of: "Arthur Onslow Esq. Speaker of the House of Commons".
Among other articles are: "Treacherous Behaviour of Dutch Governors" "Dutch Answer to the French Memorial", "French Account of the Action at Sea" "Dr. Mead on "Dr. Mead on Inoculating the Small Pox" "Hypocrisy of a Methodist Detected".
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 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.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's