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A conversation between Ben Franklin and the French Minister...



Item # 642830 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782  Most notable is the article which is prefaced with: "The following is said to be the Substance of a Conversation Lately Held by Dr. Franklyn [Franklin] with the French Minister on the Subject of American Affairs; supposed to Contain the Real Sentiments of the American Congress" which takes over a full column.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. One item begins: "Among the calamities that have attended the American war, none are more to be lamented than the untimely deaths of many brave men, cut off, not in battle or in any honourable service, but by treachery or in the detestable act of plundering their enemies or fellow subjects..." with a bit more.
Includes the one foldout plate called for
Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches, never-trimmed margins, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the closing moments of the Revolutionary 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 288 (released for November, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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