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642700

Sugar colonies and American plantations...

Item #642700
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1736  Of particular interest are: "Account of Duties payable in any of the British Plantations in America" and "Petition of the Merchants trading to the Sugar Colonies Presented". Nice to have these early colonial reports.

Among other articles noted in the table of contents are: "Sons of Noah had not more Children than M... See More  

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$35.00
644397

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #644397
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736 



Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation", with the accompanying sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood" (see photos). This pate has a bit of (typical) spotting, bu... See More  

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$120.00
208972

The first time this title entered our inventory...

Item #208972
THE OLD WHIG OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, 1737 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures about 10 by 15 in.) which we have never had the pleasure to offer before in our 30+ years in the rare newspaper business. This title only published for 4 years. There is much news of the day with a few ads near the back of the issue. A red-inked tax stamp appear... See More  

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$61.00
651008

Judaica content... Oglethorpe reports new towns created in Georgia...

Item #651008
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1737  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Mr. Facio's Letter Concerning the Hebrew Accents" "An Instance of the Excellent Use of the Hebrew Accents" "Literal Translations of the Hebrew Code Ungrammatical, False, etc." "Hebrew Tenses not to be used Promiscuously" "Of Abraham... See More  

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$55.00
657763

John Wesley in Georgia...

Item #657763
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1737  Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. Included is a nice report: "From Georgia" beginning: "Extract of the Rev. Mr. John Wesley's Journal, minister of Savannah, containing a conference had with some of the Chickasaw Indians shewing what a deep &... See More  

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$57.00
647033

Boundary disputes over Georgia, Florida and Carolina...

Item #647033
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1737  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Why Riots fewer but More Dangerous in Scotland than England" "England Easier to be Conquer'd than Scotland" "Address to Ladies who Wear White Stockings" and more. One of the articles is titled: "Of The Colony of Georgia" and begins: "... See More  

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$38.00
637493

Quite rare & early newspaper...

Item #637493

October 20, 1737

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, October 20, 1737 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures approximately 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.) which we have never had the pleasure to offer before in our 30+ years in the rare newspaper business. 

This title only published for 4 years. There is much news of the day with a few ads near the back of the ... See More  

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$62.00
607276

John Peter Zenger & freedom of the press...

Item #607276
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1737



* Ad regarding John Peter Zenger's "freedom of the press" trial



The back page has a small note of the publishing of a book, reading: "The Tryal of John Peter Zenger, who was lately tried & acquitted for printing and publishing a Libel against the Government." This is the famed Zenger trial--publisher of the New... See More  

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$48.00
654681

The Garden of Eden... Much on early Hebrew history...

Item #654681
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1738 



* The Garden of Eden 



Certainly the most interesting article within this issue is one titled: "Account of the Garden of Eden..." which begins: "Moses tells us that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat...And that afterwards mankind journeyed from thence & settled in the land of Shinar...
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$42.00
664690

Pirate troubles in the Caribbean...

Item #664690
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1738  There is an interesting article which takes over 2 pages and includes two pages of geometric & mathematical computations headed: "Of the Quantity of the Refraction of Light in the Moon's Atmosphere..." (see for portions).

Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Defense of the Quakers Plea against Ty
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$62.00
670130

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #670130

April 27, 1738

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, April 27, 1738  This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring several issues, and is quite rare as such. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 & 3 are entirely taken up with various reports from "London".

A four page newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 10... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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$38.00
642707

Safe and free trade in the Americas...

Item #642707
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1738 



* Pre-taxation trade with America



Near the back is a letter to the King which contains a request and suggested resolutions providing for the safe passage and free trade of subjects of the King an and about the Americas. The response from the King includes: "I am sensibly touch'd with the many hardships & injuries susta
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$42.00
616630

Treatment in the West Indies... Early Masonic item...

Item #616630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among the
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$39.00
647076

American Indies... early masonic...

Item #647076
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among t... See More  

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605913

Mention of importing iron from America...

Item #605913
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1738  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 19... See More  

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$24.00
638050

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #638050

February 08, 1739

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, March 30, 1737 



* Early 18th century

* Rare title




This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring 8 or 9 issues and is quite rare as such, not to mention an  early date. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 and 3 are entirely taken up with various repo... See More  

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$38.00
648696

With a foldout map of Eastern Europe...

Item #648696
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1739 



* Foldout map of Eastern Europe

* 18th century original




Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map of Eastern Europe, showing what would seem to be portions of the Ukraine, Turkey, and the vicinity (see photos). This map measures 7 3/4 by 13 inches and is in very nice condition. This is only the second fol
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$72.00
640628

Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed...

Item #640628
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. See the hyperlink for much more on him. The report includes: "The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing. Turpin behaved in an undaunted manner; as he mounted the ladder, feeling hi... See More  

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$68.00
669527

Surrender of Belgrade...

George Whitefield... Methodism... Hebrew customs...

Item #669527
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739



* Historical Jewish and Christian content

* George Whitefield

* Surrender of Belgrade



One of the articles within is headed: "Continuation  of the dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages (see photos for portions). Another article ... See More  

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640499

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #640499
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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$520.00
654263

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #654263

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740  



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More  

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$3,540.00
640457

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #640457
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 by 7 inches. There is a related article head
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$168.00
642717

James Oglethorpe fights the Spanish in Georgia, Florida...

Item #642717
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1740 



* Battle of Jenkins' Ear

* James Oglethorpe

* Georgia & Florida




 Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, plus a report datelined "Hampton Road, Virginia, July 24, 1740" which takes a full column telling of military affairs ... See More  

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647199

Sir Francis Drake... Numismatic interest...

Item #647199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1740 



Most of a page is taken up with two charts headed: "Monies and Coins of Asia and Africa" with subheads: "Accounts Are Kept" and "Coins their Value" (see photos) with a related article on the facing page.



A notable set of articles has "Life of Sir Francis Drake Continued--He Begins his
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$34.00
640629

Print of counterfeit coins... Oliver Cromwell...

Item #640629
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1741



* Engraving of counterfeit coins

* Much on Oliver Cromwell



Near the back is an article on counterfeit coins, including two engravings of a shilling and a guinea (see). Among other articles are: "A Slight Worse than an Injury" "Influence of Cromwell's Hypocrisy" "Bad Tendency of Modern Good Breeding&qu
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$29.00
638056

Perhaps the first we've offered this title...

Item #638056

June 17, 1741

THE LONDON & COUNTRY JOURNAL: WITH THE HISTORY OF THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT, London, June 17, 1741 



* Rare 18th century title



A very nice newspaper and quite uncommon, with the ftpg. having reports from elsewhere in Europe & pgs. 2 & 3 taken up with reports from London. This is perhaps the first time we've offered this title.

Four pages, 7 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches, great c... See More  

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$56.00
643444

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... See More  

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628341

Death of Edmund Halley...

Item #628341
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1742 Near the back of the issue under the heading: "A List of Deaths for the Year 1745" is a short & inconspicuous entry--although historically significant--reading: "Dr. Edmund Halley, Astronomy Professor to his Majesty, aged 82." This is the famed Edmund Halley for whom Halley's comet is named, and who was the first m
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$45.00
663771

The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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$78.00
640626

Comets, stars and astronomy interest...

Item #640626
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1742  One of the articles is concerning a comet,and it includes a nearly half page engraving of various celestial bodies including the comet discussed.

Other items in this issue include: "The Art of Deciphering" "Debate in Holland on Augmenting their Forces" "Observations on Scheme V for Registering Wool" a poem t
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642719

Map of Italy... Comets...

Item #642719
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742 



* 18th century map of Italy

* Comets with diagram




Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sa
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$88.00
648709

Much on China, incuding the Great Wall...

Item #648709
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1742  There is a full page plate showing: "The North and West Prospects of the Famous Runic Obelisk at Bew Castle in Cumberland" (see).

There is also a halfpg. print showing: "Further Observations on the Comet" with some text as well.  There is a small library stamp on this pg. not not touching any print or text.

Anot
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$56.00
643202

Early reports from Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #643202
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1742



* 18th century British magazine

* early reports (2) from Charleston, South Carolina



There is a full page of text on an: "Extract of a Letter from Mr. John Smith on board the Success Frigate...dated at Charles-Town [Charleston] in S. Carolina" with some good reading (see photos for portions).



Among other items in th... See More  

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$24.00
642720

The Northwest Passage to China thru Canada...

Item #642720
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1742  There is a nice article on finding a Northwest passage to China which reports on explorations through the northern regions of present-day Canada. It includes a letter datelined: "From on Board his Majesty's Ship the Furnace, in Churchill River, North America, June 21, 1742". Another interesting article has: "Extract o
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$60.00
650315

Map shows Jekyll Island & others off Georgia...

Item #650315
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1742, London, England. This "Supplement" issue was published at the end of the year. Within this issue is a great article titled: "The Spanish Invasion of Georgia" which takes 5 pages, and includes a small map which shows the various islands off the coast of Georgia, including Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island (see ). Th... See More  

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$99.00
643209

From America's West Coast...

Item #643209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1743  Two full pages are taken up with charts headed: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards from Jan. 20, 1742 to Jan. 20, 1743" (see photos for portions).

Among other articles within this issue are:



* "On the Shameful Management of the War, & the Reason of it."

* "Method to Prevent Smuggling of Tea"
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$26.00
644398

Comets... South Carolina...

Engraving of an Egyptian woman in traditional dress...

Item #644398
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1743



* Engraving of Egyptian woman in traditional dress... 

* Lengthy article on comets...

* News from South Carolina




Within this issue is an interesting & unusual engraving showing the traditional garb of an Egyptian woman, with related text (see photos).



Over 3 pages are taken up with a detailed article: "
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$48.00
628392

Battle of Dettingen: last time a British King led troops into battle...

Item #628392
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1743  Much on the Battle of Dettington - the last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle (see images).

One of the article is titled: "Objections to Mr. Yate's Theory of Comets" which includes one small engraving.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "On the Battle at Bettingen&q
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$68.00
642721

Much on the Battle of Dettingen, with an engraving...

Item #642721
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743  This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the on
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$50.00
640462

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #640462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on the game of cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very i
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$160.00
644357

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #644357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent &
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$160.00
640312

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #640312

October 22, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & Americ... See More  

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$110.00
608064

Duties on beer, ale, spirits...

Item #608064
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1744  Over 19 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Among other items found in this issue is a full page chart of: "Duties Paid on Spirit
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$22.00
625448

Tobacco... Judaica...

Northwest Passage through America...

Item #625448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1744



* Judaica mention

* Tobacco is not a poison

* Exploring a northwest passage through America




Of greatest interest are: "Of a North-West Passage, Probability of it allowed by Mr.Dobbs & Capt. Middleton" which  takes over 3 pages with much great text on exploring America, "Tobacco not a Poyson [sic
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$40.00
636458

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #636458

March 03, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1743,4 (double-dated year depending on which calendar was used at the time) 



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted b... See More  

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$110.00
652656

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #652656

March 17, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 17, 1743/4 (year double-dated for two calendars in use at the time. Would be 1744 by current calendar).



* Rare colonial periodical



This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle re... See More  

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$110.00
607476

Study of the earth... much on comets...

Item #607476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1744 (this is an incomplete issue, missing pages 197-200.)  Among the various articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Virtues of Tar Water against the Smallpox, Ulceration of the bowels, Consumptive Cough..." "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth Continued" "An Account of Comets" "
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$25.00
639932

A comet study in 1744...

Item #639932
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1744  Over 13 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Among various other articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Why Polit
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$28.00
664568

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #664568
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744 



* Early James Oglethorpe & Georgia

* 18th Century Netherlands map




An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniard
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$93.00
664570

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #664570
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whi
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$93.00
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