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Battle of Dettingen: last time a British King led troops into battle...



Item # 552755

July 1, 1743

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1743 (our last issue for this date)

* Battle of Dettingen

Much on the Battle of Dettington - the last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle (see images).
One of the article is titled: "Objections to Mr.  Yate's Theory of Comets" which includes one small engraving.
Among the other articles in this issue are:
* "On the Battle at Bettingen"
* "Considerations on the Present War"
* continuation of an: "Essay on Fortifications" includes an engraving (see).

Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, including: "Extracts of Letters from the Army".
There is much reporting on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Complete in 54 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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

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