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Full page engraving of Bunker Hill...
Item # 550011
February 1, 1790
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790 (note "0" did not print in the year, but is clear on the inside title page)
* Full page engraving of Bunker's Hill
Certainly the prime piece in this issue is the very nice full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" (see photos), which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encampments of the Generals Howe and Clinton, and Charles Town, as it appeared after being burnt by our troops...is certainly curious, on account of its being the first situation of our army..." with a bit more (see).
Near the back of the issue are nearly two pages concerning an "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" which includes a letter signed by the King: Louis, as well as an "Address to the Queen" with "The Queen's Answer" (see for portions). Both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be beheaded by 1793.
The entire back page is taken up with a chart headed: "Each Day's Price of Stocks in February, 1790".
Complete in 96 pages with full title/index page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Included are all 3 plates called for, one of which is a very nice print of the: "Ruins of Kirkstall Abbey". Measures 5 by 8 inches, bit of scattered foxing, generally very nice, clean condition.
A very nice 18th century magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's