[Printed prospectus.] The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, 1850.

[The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, 1850 prospectus; John Bowyer Nichols and Son, London; John Gough Nichols]
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[London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. 1850.]
SKU: 15512

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. The first page carries the 'pitch', beginning: 'AN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE has long been the great desideratum of our literature.' The author proceeds to claim that 'THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE has stepped forward to occupy this vacant post.' The page ends: 'Five numbers of the new undertaking are before the public, and present a fair example of what the work will henceforth be. The following important subjects have been treated of in some of the recent articles: -'. The second page carries a list of articles, in smaller type, ending with a list of people featured in 'The well-known OBITUARY'. The third page carries the 'OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.' in double-column and small type, ranging from the 'Taunton Courier' ('The Gentleman's Magazine has been revived with a degree of spirit and talent which promises the best assurance of its former popularity.') to the 'West of England Conservative'. The last page carries an advertisement headed: 'This Day is Published, price Six Shillings, | The Pilgrimages of Walsingham and Canterbury. By Desiderius Erasmus. Translated and illustrated with notes, by John Gough Nichols, F.S.A.' Scarce: the only copy traced on either COPAC or WorldCat at the British Library.