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Article signed by Robert Fulton... Ratification of the Jay Treaty...



Item # 703642 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1796  Among the articles of interest within are the conclusion of: "On the Utility of Small Canals" signed in type by: Robert Fulton; "Inoculation the Cause of the Great Increase of Population" "On the Migration of Swallows" "Parliamentary Proceedings of Lords & Commons in 1795-6" and more.
Near the back is "Intelligence of Importance from the London Gazette" which includes mention of ratification of the Jay Treaty beginning: "The treaty of commerce between his Majesty & the United States of America having been mutually ratified..." (see). And another item notes: "The magnificent city of Washington in America has already 7000 houses built in a very handsome style; and the continue building in a very rapid manner."
Both full page plates called for are present.
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's