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670114

Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Early pest-control advertisement



The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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$38.00
121035

George Washington was just 2 years old...

Item #121035
THE COUNTRY JOURNAL, OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, 1734  A nice "typical" newspaper from England from  when George Washington was just two years old. Various news of the day and many ads, a few of which have small illustrations.

Complete in 4 pages & measures 10 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches, nice condition. The photo below  is "generic" but the issue you receive will ha... See More  

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$42.00
685364

Criminals & their crimes, plus much more...

Item #685364

July 20, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, July 20, 1734  This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 

The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but the overriding purpose was to unseat&n... See More  

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685358

Various crimes, deaths, etc...

Item #685358

December 21, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, Dec. 21, 1734  This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 

The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but the overriding purpose was to unseat&n... See More  

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616459

Settling Georgia...

Item #616459
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1735  Near the back is a section headed: "Monthly Intelligencer" with news reports from various parts of England & Europe with one report under the heading: "Plantation Affairs" including: "From Georgia, that the 27th of December last the Indian Princes...arriv'd there in good health, pleas'd with their voyage. ... See More  

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666677

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666677

January 01, 1736

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1736 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...to amend...a Act...entitled, An Act for the more effectual preventing Bribery and Corruption in the elections of members to serve in Parliament..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages... See More  

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$17.00
644393

Letter from the Sugar Planters...

Item #644393
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1736



* "Letter from the Sugar Planters" "Quakers Perverse Humour Shewn" and more... 

* Nice 18th century British magazine... 



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 ot... See More  

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$34.00
676461

More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #676461
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736  Included is an interesting article continue from a previous issue: "Account of the Deluge", meaning the Biblical Flood.

Near the back is a short bit noting: "The trustees for the colony of Georgia gave instructions to Mr. Von Reck to fetch more Protestants from Germany to be provided for in Georgia; those already there prov... See More  

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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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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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695917

Foldout map of Eastern Europe...

Item #695917
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1739 Map Only



* Foldout map of Eastern Europe

* 18th century original




Nice foldout map of Eastern Europe showing what would seem to be portions of Ukraine, Turkey, and vicinity (see photos). This is only the second fold-out map offered in Gentleman's Magazines.

Although it is missing small sections of the top corners, has a small p
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670131

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #670131

December 20, 1739

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, Dec. 20, 1739 



* Early 18th century

* Rare publication




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. Page 2 is entirely taken up with various reports from "London".

A four ... See More  

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$43.00
676466

Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #676466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  An article of note is: "Discourse on Hebrew Customs Concluded" - which is a continuation from the previous issue.

Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a report which includes: "...Being a general fast was observed with great decency & solemnity throughout the city, & by the Jews also in the
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671802

From Charleston, with Oglethorpe mention...

Item #671802
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Remarks on the Woolen Trade" "Article of the Treaty of Utrecht Relating thereto" "The State of the Press & Hardships of Printers" "Debates in the Senate of Great Lilliput Continued" "His Majesty's Speech equal to a Message"&nbs... See More  

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676469

Sir Francis Drake...

Item #676469
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1740  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Course of Iberia, why so Obstinate" "Continuation of the Life of Sir Francis Drake--His Voyage & Adventures inthe Streight of Magellan"" is part of a multi-issue biography; "Remarks on his Majesty's Speech" "Occulation of fixed Stars
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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... Russia to Persia...

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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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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672277

Report from the Churchill River in Canada...

Item #672277
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1743   One of the articles is titled: "Of the Effects of Cold at Pr. of Wales' in Churchill River in Hudson's Bay..." which is present-day Canada. This article takes over a full page.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons for a Steady Opposition". N
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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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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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674771

News from America on King George's War....

Item #674771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1744 



* King George's War in America



Over 9 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 are: "Bill... See More  

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674489

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674489
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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656765

Reward for capturing privateers off Cape Henlopen and Long Island... Battle at Fontenoy...

Item #656765
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1745  There is a half page headed: "Plantation News" with reports from Boston, New York, and Jamaica. The New York report notes offer of a reward: "...to all privateers who shall take or destroy any enemy's privateer on their coast between Cape Henlopen and the east end of Long Island...".

Among many articles in
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648582

Proclamation to apprehend the Young Pretender...

Item #648582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1745  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.



Over a page is taken up with: "Mr. Yate's Defence of his Theory" conc
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204451

From the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #204451
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1746 A fine, four page issue from during the midst of the Jacobite Rebellion. Nice to have a perspective of political and news reports from Scotland during this troubled period in British history. Very nice condition. The photo shown is generic. The actual date you receive will be slightly different but will be from 1746.

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208480

Uncommon title from the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #208480
THE LONDON COURANT, England, 1746 This is a folio-size, singlesheet newspaper which has various news on the front page with the back page mostly  taken up with ads. The masthead is decorative as it includes detailed engravings on either side, one showing a sailing ship & lighthouse, and the other showing a postboy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The photo is "generic&q... See More  

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208483

"A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace"...

Item #208483
THE DAILY GAZETTEER, OR LONDON ADVERTISER, England, 1746 The phrase: "A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace" is boldly printed in the middle of the masthead (see photo). An interesting newspaper from this pivotal year of the Jacobite Rebellion, singlesheet, with various news items on the front page and the back page mostly taken up with ads. Folio-size, trimmed at the margins but not affect... See More  

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666679

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666679

January 01, 1746

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1746 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for granting to His Majesty several rates and duties upon coaches...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Thirty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$18.50
684157

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #684157

June 21, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, June 21, 1746 



* Rare 18th century title

* Nice masthead




An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches,... See More  

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643046

Sewall & the churches in New England... The Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #643046
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1746  Nine 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.

Three pages are taken up with a lengthy list of: "Ships Taken from the French & Spaniards&q
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657558

Siege of Louisbourgh, Nova Scotia...

Item #657558

October 27, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 27, 1746 



* Siege of Louisbourg - French Canada

* War of the Austrian Succession

* King George's War




Pages 1 & 2 are mostly taken up with reports of the War of Austrian Succession.

Page 3 has reports on King George's War in North America, focused on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. One item mentions: "...landed some 1000 men with ... See More  

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657477

Reward offered for runaway seamen...

Item #657477

November 13, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 13, 1746  The back page has an interesting notice offering a reward for the return of runaway seamen, issued by "Thomas Smith, Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Ships..." noting in part: "Whereas it is become frequent with seamen belonging to His Majesty's ships & vessels to run away from them...I do hereby assure all ... See More  

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657481

The King's speech...

Item #657481

November 24, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 24, 1746 



* War of the Austrian Succession

* King George's War - speech




Over half of the front page is taken up with the speech of the King of England, mostly relating to recent events in the War of the Austrian Succession.

Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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697943

Bits on the Jacobite Rebellion... Law against cursing...

Item #697943

November 25, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 25, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion with a few page 2 items relating to it. There is also a report from Glasgow concerning: "...the laws against cursing and swearing are put in strict execution and that place, severals of late have been fined and imprisoned...".

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697716

Famous title from the mid-18th century...

Item #697716

November 27, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 27, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion, although we find no noteworthy reports here. 

Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, partial red tax stamp on the front page, great condition.

Item from Catalog 339 (released for February, 2024)

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697515

Early title from London...

Item #697515

December 04, 1746

THE DAILY GAZETTEER: ORT, LONDON ADVERTISER, England, Dec. 4, 1746  Various European items on the front page with much of the back page containing ads. The masthead notes: "A Vigorous War; Glorious Peace." likely some reference to the ongoing Jacobite Rebellion.

Complete as a single sheet issue, trimmed a bit close at various margins, some indents at margins affect some words.... See More  

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657489

The King's proclamation for a day of fasting...

Item #657489

December 08, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1746  Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION For A General Fast", relating to the hardships of the on-going War of Austrian Succession.

Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, very nice condition.

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697514

Two nice engravings in the masthead...

Item #697514

December 10, 1746

THE LONDON COURANT, England, Dec. 10, 1746  The masthead features two engravings, one showing a sailing ship and the other a post-boy 'trumpeting' the news.

Various news from Europe with much of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet issue, wear at the bottom affects part of the back page imprint, otherwise good condition.

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121040

A Dutch newspaper from the 1740's...

Item #121040
LES ESTATS DE HOLLANDE, Amsterdam, 1747  An uncommon title from Europe, having a nice engraving in the middle of the masthead.  We beleive this is written in French. 

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures about 9 by 7 inches, light waterstaining thr... See More  

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676722

Canada content...

Item #676722
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Extract of a Letter from Cape Breton which is in Canada, and some reports on the trial of Lord Lovat.  There is also: "A Description of the Town and Harbour of Louisbourgh, on the Island of Cape Breton..." which t
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680824

A "Diabolical Courant" newspaper within... Map of Northern Italy...

Item #680824

January 01, 1747

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1747  Of curious interest is the printing of a satire "newspaper" taking 2 1/2 pages, titled "The Diabolical Courant; or, Hellish Intelligencer". It's theme is on the recent English Civil War.

Otherwise various European reports and news of the day.

Complete in 56 pages, full title/contents page featuring a very nice & detail... See More  

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689160

Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

Item #689160
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and many more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Ex
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689254

Decorative Act of Parliament, 1747...

Item #689254

January 01, 1747

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1747 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy, to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital."

A decorative... See More  

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609768

Torture device illustrated... Madras, India...

Item #609768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1747 One page has an interesting engraving of: "...a cruel machine...supposed to be made use of by the rebels to extort confession..." with the text going on to describe its use (see). Another page has a print of: "...a Stone found in Cast Steeds Garden..." with an inscription (see).

Another page is taken up with: "A Suc
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657332

Coal mine fires...

Item #657332
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1747 (does not include the map of Maastricht, The Netherlands - and priced as such)

Nearly five pages are taken up with a list of recently elected members to Parliament. A full page is taken up with "A Letter on the Late Rebellion", referring to the Jacobite Rebellion (see for portions).

Two pages are taken up with a: "List of Ships
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657747

Early submarine thoughts...

Item #657747
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1747 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.

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659531

Anti-Jacobite Creed... The importance of Nova Scotia...

Item #659531
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1748  The issue begins with an: "Extract of a Letter Giving an Account of a Survey of the N. West Coast of England..." with a small print on page 2 (see). Also in this issue: "Of the Invention of Shorthand" with a full page of characters of words (see); "An Anti-Jacobite's Creed, Alluding to Indiscriminate Charges in ... See More  

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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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593905

Details on the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle...

Item #593905
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,  London, October, 1748  One of the better items in this issue is discussion of the proceedings at Aix la Chapelle towards the treaty that would end tthe War of the Austrian Succession in Europe. A bit further on is: "The Substance of the Articles of the Definitive Treaty of Peace" which takes over a full page.

Lacking the plate and map called for.... See More  

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$29.00
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