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679163

General Murray on retiring from Quebec...

Item #679163

September 01, 1766

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1766  Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.

News under: "British North America" includes an address from the Council in Quebec to Governor James Murray on his retirement from that position, with his response to the Council. Further on are more letters to... See More  

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623525

Florida described...

Item #623525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1766  A very nice and detailed article is: "An Account of East Florida" (see), taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Laws Ill Executed with respect ot Vagabonds" "Miraculous Cure of a Consumption" "Charter Granted to the East India Company" ; much on: "Finances of this Kingdom" "L... See More  

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120812

The Stamp Act, and more...

Item #120812
 THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766 The front page of this issue features a decorative engraving of the 18th century London skyline. Among the 40+ pages are various news reports of the day including an item on  North America Trade and  the Stamp Act & more. (see photos). Great reading. Nice condition, bit close-trimmed at the right margin, & measures about 5 by 8 in... See More  

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657795
Item #657795
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1766   Over half a page is taken up with: "American News" which has some interesting reports from Boston and elsewhere, with reference to: "...to the general assembly to make up the losses of the sufferers in the late unhappy times..." (see).

Other articles within issue include: "Oriental Fables, from the French&qu... See More  

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121059

From the year after the Stamp Act was repealed...

Item #121059
THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE; OR, THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1767  Nice engraving in the masthead makes this a displayable issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, from not long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not be of this specific date but will be from 1767.

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649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. ... See More  

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679930

Pensacola, Florida, is growing rapidly...

Item #679930

February 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 17, 1767 



* Very early Pensacola, Florida



Page 2 has a report from Charleston, South Carolina, noting that: "They write from Pensacola, that the town continues to increase prodigiously..." with other news.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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679741

Skeleton from the Black Assize of Oxford 1577...

Item #679741

March 23, 1767

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL [Gloucester], England, March 23, 1767  Page 3 has an interesting item: "Last week the skeleton of a man in setters, with one jaw and some of the large bones perfect, was dug up in removing some ground in our Castle Green, eastward of the ruins of the old County Hall, memorable as the place wherein was held the fatal black assize, in the year 1577... upwards of 500 o... See More  

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603435

Dismissing an agent...

Item #603435

April 02, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 2, 1767  Inside has an "Extract of a Letter from Boston (New England)" concerning the dismissal of Mr. Jackson as an agent, signed by the governor: Fra. Bernard (see).

Eight pages, 88 1/4 by 11 inches, some damp staining & minor margin wear.

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679938

Dismissing an agent...

Item #679938

April 02, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 2, 1767  Inside has an "Extract of a Letter from Boston (New England)" concerning the dismissal of Mr. Jackson as an agent for the colony of Massachusetts, signed by the governor: Fra. Bernard.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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679940

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #679940

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767



* Commodore John Byron

* HMS Dolphin

* World voyage




Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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679942

American news from the South...

Item #679942

April 28, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 28, 1767  



* Early America report

* Pre-Revolutionary War




Inside has half a column of report taken: "From the South Carolina Gazette" with a Charleston dateline, beginning: "The animosity between the French & Spaniards at New Orleans has risen to great heights..." & another item mentions: "...seven traders from Virgi... See More  

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679946

A new town near Hispaniola...

Item #679946

June 06, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 6, 1767  Inside has most of a column headed: "America" with datelines from Philadelphia, New York & Kingston, Jamaica. 

One report notes that: "...Gov. Seymour...had already planned a town which was to be built on the Grand Key, and to be called by the name of Shelburne. As these islands lie so contiguous to Hispaniola...is imagined... See More  

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612766

A letter of thanks from Boston...

Item #612766

June 08, 1767

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, (Gloucester), England, June 8, 1767  Page 3 has: "A Letter from Boston, New-England" is a note of thanks including: "...noble & generous efforts in support of the common rights of mankind & liberties of Great Britain & her colonies..." (see). The tone would change in a few years.

Red tax stamp on the front page, 4 pages, folio size, neve... See More  

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598590

Success in converting & educating the Cherokee Indians...

Item #598590

June 11, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 11, 1767  Inside has reports from Boston and Charleston headed: "America" (see) with reports datelined Boston and Charleston, the latter noting: "Mr. Hammerer, who came over from England with intent to civilize and convert the Cherokee Indians, has met with more success than some persons seemed to expect...have elected him head man over them ... See More  

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696179

German Protestants heading for Louisiana...

Item #696179

June 23, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1767  The middle of the back page has a brief item: "We hear that Mounteford Brown has obtained the grant of an extensive track of land in British Louisiana bordering on the Mississippi, a very fertile territory & intended to be settled with German emigrants & other protestant families from the continent."

Another item notes: "..... See More  

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640219

Meeting with the Indians... Acts of the Mass. Assembly...

Item #640219

June 27, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1767  Page 6 has over half a column with news from America which includes mention of a few Acts passed by the Mass. governor, including: "An Act for laying out and establishing a new street in the town of Boston" with others. Also a letter from Charleston with mention of a meeting with the headmen of the Creek Indian nation.

Eight pages, 8 1/... See More  

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696180

Early mention of Sam Adams...

Item #696180

July 11, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1767 



* Early Samuel Adams



The front page has an item from Boston concerning choosing counselors for Massachusetts, & noting in part: "...The House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their Clerk..." then a list of many others (some partially obscured by the rubbing).

Page 5 has nearly a column headed "America" with a... See More  

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650311

Bostonians complain...

Item #650311
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1767  Among the articles within are: "Observations on the American Locust" which takes nearly two pages and includes three illustrations of them (see); "Journey to the Written Mountains" includes a foldout plate showing the inscriptions there, near the Red Sea (see), measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches; "Acts for the Preservation... See More  

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670145

Trouble in the colonies...

Item #670145

September 12, 1767

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Sept. 12, 1767  Page 3 contains a biting speech by the Lt. Governor of West Florida to the Assembly, noting in part: "...I find much of your attention taken up in unworthy attempts to throw reflections upon my conduct...the most insolent & shameful resolutions that any Assembly ever presented to a Governor...What must other Colonies think of you whe... See More  

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646274

The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York...

Item #646274

September 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767



* Multiple reports from America



Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... See More  

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657561

A pestilence in Maryland spread by convicts from a prison ship....

Item #657561
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767  (currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship comm... See More  

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620546

Birth of a prince... Poem on playing cards...

Item #620546

November 05, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767  Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More  

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657564

Charleston residents warn against ship landing in their port... Funeral of the Duke of York...

Item #657564
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 9, 1767 



* Early Southern America report



(currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has most of the first column taken up with details of the  funeral of the Duke of York & Albany, younger bother to King George III. He died in Monaco while on a trip but was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Pages 2 & 3 contains letter from Charleston, on... See More  

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632985

Boston troubles... Gambling...

Item #632985
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1767, London. This is the "supplemental" issue published at the end of the year and having on the front page the table of contents and the title (see).

Perhaps the prime feature is the very nice foldout plate which shows: "...an elegant prospect in the gardens of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, at Kew." ... See More  

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657569

A substitute for British tea... Letter to the ladies of North America...

Item #657569
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Jan. 4, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning the finding of "hyperion or Labrador tea" in the colonies, of special interest given the recent non-importation of tea from England.

Also an item noting: "By letters from Philadelphia we are credibly informed that a number of new buildings are going to ... See More  

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648916

Seeking cheaper labor and products prohibited...

Item #648916

January 09, 1768

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 9, 1768  The previous issue included a warning on the front page making clear the penalties for Artificers and Merchants seeking cheaper labor, products, and materials from foreign locations outside the umbrella of The Kingdom - making it infinitely more difficult for those Artificers and Merchants following the regulations and laws of the land to be compe... See More  

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692891

News from America...

Item #692891

January 09, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 9, 1768  Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with news from Philadelphia, Boston, and Newport, the latter reporting an attack by Indians. The Boston report mentions the salaries of the governors of New York & Mass at 2500 pounds sterling and the governor of New Hampshire at 1000 pounds sterling, plus more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches... See More  

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692894

Jews to build a synagogue in Corsica...

Item #692894

January 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 14, 1768  The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter from New York" which mentions that the governor of Turks Island: "...lately agreed to lay such heavy taxes on the rest of the inhabitants that many of the settlers are determined to leave the place." And also a report from Corsica states: "...that General Paolo had granted permiss... See More  

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687575

Americans need to produce their own goods... Creeks vs. Choctaws...

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1768  The front page has over half a column of reports headed: "America", carrying over to page 2, with datelines from Providence and Boston. The first report is on a call for a meeting to promote industry & manufacture so as to not depend as much on foreign imports due to the taxes. Another item mentions: "...that the inhabitants have ha... See More  

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652387

Conflict between the Cherokee and Iroquois Nations... Smoking the Calumet of Peace...

Item #652387

February 13, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768  As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More  

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649332

New York, Williamsburg, and Boston reports...

Mount Vesuvius erupts...

Item #649332

February 16, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768  As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).

Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More  

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657796

A "seditious" paper arouses anger in New York... Ancient Temple at Winterborn Abbey...

Item #657796
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1768  Among the items in this issue are: "Ancient Temple at Winterborn Abbey" which includes an illustration; "On the Different Positions of the Great Occipital Aperture in man and Diverse Animals"; and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day & which inclu... See More  

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679709

News from New York.. .Jonathan Swift...

Item #679709

March 03, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1768 



* News from New York

* Red tax stamp (partial)

* Letters from Jonathan Swift




The front page has: "America", which includes news from New York. Inside has "Letters Written by the late Jonathan Swift" which include the text of one of his recently published letters from 1735.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice... See More  

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697081

Governor of Massachusetts & his Assembly...

Item #697081
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 25, 1768 



* Colonial America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Boston, New England, dated March 7" which hints at the dissension among the citizens which would ultimately result in the Revolutionary War.

A few items note: "...I never will have any dispute with the represen... See More  

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697319

The radical, pro-American John Wilkes is committed to the Tower of London...

Item #697319
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, May 9, 1768 



* John Wilkes jailed - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War




(currently spelled Gloucester). Page 2 has an impassioned letter signed in type by the radical journalist & politician John Wilkes. It begins: "In support of the liberties of this country, against the arbitrary rule of ministers, I was before committed to the TOWER and am now se... See More  

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681266

Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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652297

Reports from America...

Item #652297

June 04, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 4, 1768  Multiple inside page reports are from various locations in America including a letter from Massachusetts Bay and two articles from New York.

Also included are excerpts from Voltaire's new satire: "The Man of Forty Crowns" which is accompanied by a lengthy review which concludes with: "...This plausible discourse made me reflect ... See More  

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653060

Northwest Passage... Admiral De Fonte's letter...

Item #653060

July 23, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768  The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... See More  

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561607

Radical newspaper printed while the publisher was in jail...

Item #561607
THE NORTH BRITON, London, 1769-70 (with imprint at the bottom of the bkpg: "Printed for W. Bingley, a prisoner in the King's Bench...")



* Radical newspaper printed while the publisher was in jail



This was a radical newspaper from the 18th century, very much associated with the name John Wilkes. Wilkes published the issues #1 thru 46.



Issue number 45 (April 23, 1763) is the m... See More  

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642514

Trouble in America...

Item #642514
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1769  Among the articles in this issue are: "A Description of the Copper Mine at Ecton Hill"; over two pages on: "A Continuation of the Most Interesting transactions in America..." continued from the January issue, which has some great reading concerning the troubles between America & England, one portion noting: "Re... See More  

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642810

Colonists preparing for trouble... reports from Boston, New York, and Hartford...

Item #642810
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1769  There is a full page headed "American News" including reports several reports from Boston, including: "...There is much talk...the most malignant insinuations...& speaks of deep & dark designs...of 30,000 men ready to take up arms...and of a design to throw off the dependence of the colonies on the mother country...&quo... See More  

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696102

A futuristic look at America vs. England...

Item #696102

May 11, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 11, 1769  Most of the front page is taken up with a review of a new book: "Private Letters from an American in England to his Friends in America" from an interesting standpoint. It is prefaced with: "...These letters are supposed to be written...towards the close of the 18th century by a young American who is stimulated by curiosity to pay a v... See More  

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601128

Peace with the Indians at Detroit...

Item #601128

July 25, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1769  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" with datelines from Philadelphia & New York, the latter noting: "...the disputes with the Indians at Detroit were amicably adjusted & peace again settled...".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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601268

Angry that the governor dissolved the General Assembly...

Item #601268

August 26, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 26, 1769  Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports headed "America" with Boston, Williamsburg, and Philadelphia datelines. The Boston report ends with: "...Resolved...when the governor of the Province had wantonly dissolved the General Assembly & arbitrarily refused to call another upon the repeated dutiful petition of the people." T... See More  

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687403

From before the outbreak of war in America...

Item #687403

October 01, 1769

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, (Edinburgh, Scotland), October, 1769  A somewhat "generic" issue of this uncommon magazine title with a wide variety of articles from before the outbreak of war with the American colonies. 

Near the back is a half page of reports from "British North America".

The front page has the "Contents" listed. Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches,... See More  

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601333

News from Charleston and Boston...

Item #601333

October 10, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1769  Page 6 has a brief report from Charleston concerning: "...the Indians in that quarter behave with much insolence since the King's troops have been withdrawn...". The back page has a letter from Boston.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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674769

More on creating the Mason-Dixon Line...

Item #674769
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, for the year 1769 



* Mason and Dixon Line creation



This is the "supplement" issue provided at the end of the year containing various articles much like the regular issues but containing fewer pages. It has just a one-third page masthead and also includes the table of contents on the front page.

Articles include an: "Acc... See More  

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692870

Men to set the boundary line between New York & New Jersey...

Item #692870

February 17, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 17, 1770  The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" concerning several men chosen as commissioners: "...for settling the boundary line between the Colonies of New York and New Jersey, met at Hartford..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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593600

Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #593600
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  Within this issue are 3 1/2 pages on: "A Curious Description of Dalkey and Its Seven Castles" which is accompanied by a foldout print of one of the castles. This print measures 8 by 10 inches & is in very nice condition (see). Also in this issue: "On the Disparity of the Language of N. and S. Wales" and much more.

Near the ... See More  

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