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Numismatic interest... General Hamar's Indian battles...
Item # 657801 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1791 One of the plates has several prints of early coins with some descriptive text as well (see). Another plate has a coastal: "View Near Margate" plus a: "View in Lower Saxony". Another page has an article and a small print of the: "Correct Calculation of the Ensuing Solar Eclipse".
Near the back news reports under the heading "America" is mention: "The American expedition to the back settlements has ended in a total defeat...the disaster having originated in an ambuscade...after burning 2 or 3 Indian towns & defeating several detached bodies of the enemy, the American general carried his pursuit too far...." with more (see). This would be references to "Harmar's Campaign" as part of the Northwest Territory Indian wars (see hyperlink).
Includes three plates called for.
Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, very good condition.
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