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Death of the infamous Benedict Arnold, from the city where he died...



Item # 644744 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1801  There is a very small & inconspicuous item near the back under the "Obituary with Anecdotes of Remarkable Persons" section an entry reading: "At his house in Gloucester place, Brigadier-general Arnold. His remains were interred on the 21st, at Brompton. Seven mourning coaches and four state carriages formed the cavalcade." This was the infamous Benedict Arnold, who died on June 14, 1801.
Always nice to have a death notice in a publication from the city where the person died, and most certainly a much earlier report than would be found in any American publication.
Both fullpg. plates called for are present & have foxing.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

This was perhaps the most successful magazine in world history, having begun in 1731 and published until 1907.It was the first periodical to use the word "magazine".

Item from Catalog 265 (released for December, 2017)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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