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Item # 629784 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1755 Contains an interesting variety of articles from during the French & Indian War in America, among which are: "Scheme For a New Lottery" "Account of American Pine" "Description of a Flying Lizard"; "Description of the City of Lisbon" and much on the earthquake there; plus many other articles.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has a section headed: "American Affairs". Included here are some French & Indian War reports including: "Our campaigns in this part of the world are over for the season. Gen. Shirley is returned to Albany from Oswego...with about 3000 men, building two small forts. Gen. Johnson has discharged his Indians..." with more (see photos).
The map "A Map of the World on Mercator's Projection" and other plates, are not present.
Complete as a 48 page issue (except the plates) with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, in nice condition.
A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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