The Gentleman's Magazine

Description

The Gentleman’s Magazine was one of the first general-interest periodicals. Hugely popular, each issue featured news and commentary on a variety of subjects including antiquarian studies, history, natural sciences, art, politics, literature, theatre and medicine. An image of St John’s Gate in Clerkenwell, the Magazine’s original office, appeared on the title page of every issue from its inauguration in 1731.

The printer and antiquary John Nichols (b.1745) was joint editor of the Magazine when this issue was published. Nichols took over all editorial responsibilities in 1792 and remained in charge of the publication until his death in 1826.

Full title:
Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle
Published:
November 1790, London
Publisher:  
John Nichols
Format:
Periodical
Copyright:
© British Library
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
249.d.1-23

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