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Why France declared war against England: French & Indian War begins...

Item # 642766 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756  The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".
Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in what we now call  the French & Indian War (see for portions). This is followed by a: "...Letter written by Col. Napier to Gen. Braddock..." with much discussion of the French & Indian War (see for portions), taking over a full page.
Over a full page is taken up with a: "...Letter to Dr.Mitchell Complaining of a Material Error in marking the Limits of New Jersey in his Map of North America..." which is critical of some of the boundary lines in a recently published map (see). And there is some content on the Battle of Minorca as well.
Included is the only plate called for, being a large foldout with various sea plants.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. 

A very nice magazine from the French & Indian War 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 279 (released for February, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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