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To John Hancock on the Stamp Act... Map of Bridgetown in Barbadoes...
Item # 640279 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766
* re. Stamp Act repealed
* John Hancock letter
* Bridgetown, Barbadoes map
One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page (see for most).
Other articles within include: "An Account of a white Negroe Boy" "Remarkable Petition to Oliver Cromwell" "Behaviour of a Young Heretic executed at Abbeville" and more.
Three-quarters of a column is headed "American News" with reports of troubles with Indians, etc.
All three plates called for are present, the prime print being a full page map titled: "A Plan of Bridge Town in the Island of Barbadoes" which is very nice. There is a related article for this print as well. All three prints are in very nice condition.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Some period notations in the margin of the title page, great condition.
A nice issue of this very famous & successful British magazine from this significant year of the Stamp Act, and some ten years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine".
Category: The 1600's and 1700's