Issue of The Gentleman's Magazine June 1748. In this issue rarely, there is an article entitled "Hebrew the Primitive Language", which deals with the influence of the Canaan language on the ancient Hebrew language. The issues of the journal usually dealt with general issues (see below) and it is rare to find references to Jews or the Hebrew language in it.
The Gentleman's Magazine - A journal first published in London in January 1731 by the editor and journalist Edward Kyiv, was in fact the first English-language printed journal to be distributed nationally and not locally, and was probably the first of its kind in the Western world. Kyiv's innovation was in creating a monthly summary of news and commentary on any topic that the educated public is interested in, from the prices of raw goods to Latin poetry. Most of the material in the journal was original and written by a group of regular writers. Kyiv, who edited the magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term "magazine" for a periodical in general. The title page has always featured the illustration (updated over the years) of St John's Gate (Remains of a monastery) in Clerkenwell in the Islington borough of London. This building, which was Kyiv's home, actually served as the magazine's offices. Kyiv, a talented businessman, managed to develop an extensive distribution network for The Gentleman's Magazine. The magazine read by English-speaking all over the world. Prior to founding The Gentleman's Magazine, there were magazines that specialized in certain fields, but there were no multidisciplinary publications like it (although there were earlier attempts such as "The Gentleman's Journal", edited by Peter Anthony Motteux and published in 1694-1692. ). The Magazine closed in September 1907.
50 pages. Complete sheet. Good condition.