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Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...



Item # 606929
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747

* Much on Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada

Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and many more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Extract of a Letter from Cape Breton which is in Canada (see photos) and some reports on the trial of Lord Lovat.  There is also: "A Description of the Town and Harbour of Louisbourgh, on the Island of Cape Breton..." (see photos) which takes a full column.
Complete in 52 pages, measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 in., full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, and in great condition. The map of France called for is not present.

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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