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Much on the Battle of Dettingen, with an engraving...



Item # 642721
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743  This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the only time in modern history that a British force has been led into battle by a reigning monarch: King George II.
There is a full page chart headed: "Grants in Q. Anne's Wars". Two full pages are taken up with a list of: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards since our last List". Over a full pg. is taken up with: "A Funeral Oration" from Boston, in New England, for the death of Peter Faneuil, the founder of now-famous Faneuil Hall.
Among other articles in this issue are: "Mercury's Transit over the Sun" which includes an engraving of the sun; "Of Foreign Servants", and more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe as well as an item headed: "Extract of a Letter from Carolina".
There are no plates called for in this issue.
Complete in 56 pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, full title/index page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches, great condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Item from Catalog 278 (released for January, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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