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Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item # 641387 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it. The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: "Memoirs of Major-General Greene, in the American Service, late Commander in Chief in South Carolina" which takes over 2 1/2 pages and includes discussion of some of his major battles and a very nice review of his efforts in the Revolutionary War.
Near the back is: "Foreign Intelligence" which has half a column of: "Advices from America" concerning a meeting of the Cincinnati Society which elected George Washington as its chairman. There is also "By the King, a Proclamation" which mentions the treaty of peace with America.
Both of the two plates called for are present and noted above.
Complete in 80 pages, 5 by 8 inches, with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. There are library stamps to the reverse of both plates as well as at the top of pg. 1.

This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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