GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Lot Sold:7,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. LONDON, 1731-1830


139 volumes, 8vo (212 x 130mm., average), numerous engraved plates (some folding), near uniform contemporary calf, spotting, bindings worn, some covers detached or lacking, sold as a periodical not subject to return


Established by Cave and edited by him under the pseudonym "Sylvanus Urban", The Gentleman's Magazine rapidly became "the most popular and enduring journal of the century" (ESTC), resulting in numerous reprints to meet demand. As such, identifying specific editions remains challenging. Even limited to only the years of Cave's proprietorship, "there are 24 annual volumes, comprising 312 separate numbers, some printed at least nine times, all occurring in states differing in every set, and many thereafter confused in mixtures of several sets" (Todd, A Bibliographical Account of The Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1754 (1965), p.81). 

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE | THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, 1731-1830, 139 VOLUMES
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