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Battling the Spanish in the Caribbean...



Item # 643444 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1741  This issue includes over 1 1/2 pgs. on "The New Governour's Speech to the General Court or Assembly of New England" with a larger head of: "State of the War in America". This is concerning the battles with the Spanish in the Caribbean, specifically mentioning Cuba (see photos for portions).
This issue also features most of a pg. taken up with a chart of the: "...Land Forces for the Year 1741" (see).
Other items in this issue include: "The Fall of the House of Austria how Accomplished" "Of Neutrality & the Balance of Power" "Of the Art of Memory" and much more.
There is much reporting on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, including a letter from Rio de Janeiro.
Complete in 54 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 1/4 inches, even toning, otherwise in very good condition.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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