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Mentions the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii...

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January 1, 1780

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1780  The most notable content would be a report near the back concerning Captain James Cook's third voyage, beginning: "Capt. Clerke, of his majesty's sloop the Resolution...in the harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul Kamschatka...gives the melancholy account of the celebrated Capt. Cook, late commander of that sloop, with four of his private mariners, having been killed on the 124 of February last at the island of O'why'he, one of the group of  new discovered islands...in an affray with numerous and tumultuous body of natives..." with more, taking over a full page of narrative.
There is also some content on the Revolutionary War in a letter from Savannah (see).
Lacking the two plates called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with a great engraving of the London skyline which is a bit close-trimmed at the right margin but not affecting any text or the engraving, good condition.

This magazine was formatted very much like the much more common Gentleman's Magazine but is more scarce.

Category: British

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