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Burgoyne on conquering New England by descending from the north...
Item # 650333 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1778 Over four pages are taken up with: "As it has been a Doubt by whom the Expedition by the Lakes was plann'd, the following Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada will serve in a great Measure to explain that Mystery", which is signed in type by: J. Burgoyne. Some great reading on Burgoyne's plan to conquer the northern colonies by descending from Canada towards New York City, planning on joining with Gen. Howe there. The report includes mention of events near Ticonderoga, Albany, Quebec, Lake Champlain, Crown Point, Lake George, Lake Ontario, etc. (see images).
Near the back is: "Extract from 'New Travels in North America' by M. Bossu...". A few other tidbits relating to the Revolutionary War.
Includes the full pate print of the "Cascade or Cataract of Velika Gubaviza, in Dalmatia". Although not called for this also has a foldout map of the "Intended Navigable Canal from Basingstoke...to the River Wey...".
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, in nice condition.
A very nice Revolutionary War era 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.