The Gentleman’s Magazine: and Historical Chronicle. Volume LII. For the year MDCCLXXXII. By Sylvanus Urban.
8vo. iv, IV, 631, (17) pp. Contemp. half calf binding with raised bands and title-label on spine, ticket from Brown, Oxford Str. 14 plates, incl. 4 folding plates (compleat). Boards and edges rubbed, thin crack in outer joint, otherwise nice.
Kommentar: S. Urban was originally a pseudonym for Edward Cave (1691-1754), founder of G. M.
“The Revolutions that have happened in the political Systems of Europe, in the Course of the Period included in these Volumes, will be apt to bring to the Reader’s Mind the Uncertainty of all Human Affairs.”
Gentleman’s Magazine (1731-1922) was an extremely popular monthly periodical in its hayday in the 18th century. It was intended to cover every topic of interest to the public in one handy publication. It made Cave rise from very humble beginnings to becoming a rich man at the end of his life. Samuel Johnson was a frequent contributor.