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649222

Rare, early title...

Item #649222
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More  

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$44.00
649221

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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649216

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$120.00
649138

Marriage of Rev. John Wesley...

Item #649138
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1751   This issue has the continuing story of the Crusades, with: "Of the Holy War" & "Saladin's Death & Character--A New Crusade". There is also a brief report of the marriage of the Rev. John Wesley: "Rev. Mr. John Wesley, methodist preacher, to a merchant's widow in Threadneedle Street
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649125

Will not acknowledge American independence...

Item #649125
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More  

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649124

Nice plate of Kilmey Bay in Ireland...

Item #649124

December 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1789  Among the articles are: "Columbus's Discovery of America Questioned", description of Kilmey Bay in Ireland which includes a very nice full page plate of it. Also a chart showing the: "Pedigree of Sir Isaac Newton", "Reflections on the Laws Concerning Suicide" "Review of the Proceedings in the Council ... See More  

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648919

First Battle of Saratoga... Five categories of American politics...

Item #648919
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Nov., 1777  The first article is: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" taking over 4 pages & continued from a previous issue (see for portions). Further on is an interesting article: "Political Character of the Americans" which begins: "The people of America, with respect to their political characters,... 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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648914

American merchants distressed... An encounter with a great whale..

Item #648914

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768  The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More  

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648913

An alternative to Capital punishment?

Reports from America... Colonists economically distressed by duties..

Item #648913

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations  throughout the world are also present.

The reports from America in... See More  

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648710

Shamokin, Pennsylvania... Crown Point, Albany, New York... Susquehanna River...

Item #648710
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1756  This issue begins with a nearly 3 page article: "An Account of the Siege & Capture of Port Mahon" on the island of Minorca, in the Mediterranean. During the Seven Years' War in Europe, of which the French & Indian War was an extension in North America, Spain regained the island from Great Britain in 1756 after the ... See More  

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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.

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648621

Duel between two military officers...

Item #648621

January 30, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Jan. 30, 1799  Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.

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648583

Much on the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #648583

January 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799  Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More  

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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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648550

Rare 17th century title from England... Surrender of Namur...

Item #648550
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, August, 1695 



* Rare 17th century publication



This is "The Second Edition" as noted on the title page, having been printed within two years of 1695. This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely ... See More  

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648499

Create three republics, not one...

Item #648499

April 16, 1787

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787  Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More  

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648488

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #648488
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squa
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648443

Gayhead lightouse on Martha's Vineyard...

Item #648443

June 06, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799



* Gay Head Lighthouse

* Martha's Vineyard




Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."

But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Ligh... See More  

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648387

American trade with China...

Item #648387
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, March, 1790 

Among the articles within are: "Singular Instance of the Religious zeal of the Hindoos..." "Remarks on Treading out Wheat" which includes not just one by 4 illustrations (see); a curious one in light of today's economy: "Remarks on the Commerce of America with China" "An Oration on Capital Punishments"... See More  

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647977

Martha's Vineyard...

Item #647977
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1736  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.



Among... See More  

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647976

American affairs...

Item #647976
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1784  Among the articles are: "Causes of the Increase of Villainy" "Doubts Started Relative to the Gunpowder Plot" "Complete List of Stamps Alphabetically Digested" which takes over 4 pages; "Summary of Proceedings in the Fourth Session of the Present Parliament" which takes 14 pages; and even more.

Near t... See More  

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647480

Address to the President with his response...

Item #647480

May 16, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 16, 1798 



* 18th century America

* John Adams address




Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day.

Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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647390

Statistics from the first census... Battle of Camperdown a British victory...

Item #647390

December 20, 1797

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 20, 1797 



* Battle of Camperdown - Holland

* British North Sea Fleet victory

* Admiral Adam Duncan - Navy




Page 3 has some interesting information gleaned from the nation's first census (see). Pg. 3 also has considerable reporting on the Battle of Camperdown, a major naval action fought on October 11 between the British North Sea Fleet under Admiral Ad... See More  

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647364

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #647364

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, December 26, 1768  The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the... See More  

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647363

Would reject independence if offered... Regarding representation in Parliament...

Item #647363

April 04, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, April 4, 1768  Inside has most of a page taken up with a letter from the Speaker of the Mass. Assembly to one of the King's Secretaries of State, which includes: "...it seems to be conclusive that as those acts were made with the sole & express purpose of raising a revenue out of America, the subjects here are in those instances unfortunately ... See More  

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647362

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #647362

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 



* Pro-British American publication



The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon th... See More  

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647279

Mendoza the famous Jewish boxer...

Item #647279

June 22, 1791

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 22, 1791 



* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward

* Jewish boxer - boxing challenge




Page 3 has an item headed: "Boxing" noting in part: "The battle between Ward and Mendoza is to take place this day. The place and time of meeting were left entirely to the choice of Mendoza..." with more on the details of the boxing ma... See More  

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647237

The will and funeral of Samuel Johnson...

Item #647237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1784  Among the articles are: "Abstract of the Will of the late Justice Russell" which includes a full page plate of him (see photos). Also: "A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Samuel Johnson" which takes 12 pages; and "Antiquities in London Described", "Dr. Johnson's Will & the Ceremonial of his funeral... See More  

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647209

An "Extraordinary" issue from 1735...

Item #647209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, being the "Extraordinary" edition which followed the July, 1735 issue--rarely found. See the photo for the title/index page which includes a nice engraving of St. John's Gate. Most of this issue is taken up with: "Several Poems upon Life, Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell...", plus content on "Proceedings and Debates in the First Se... See More  

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647205

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647205
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... See More  

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647204

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #647204
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: ... See More  

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647201

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647201
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... 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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647194

A Free Thinker's Religion... On Conjugal Love...

Item #647194
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1732  The issue begins with 26 pages of "A View of the Weekly Disputes & Essays in this Month". This section has various reports from the many newspapers in England including the London Journal, The Craftsman, Applebee's Journal, Universal Spectator, Fog's Journal, the Free Briton, the Weekly Register, and more. These newspa... See More  

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647193

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #647193
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: ... See More  

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647156

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #647156
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More  

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647135

Franklin is returning to America after five years in Paris...

Item #647135

August 07, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The ftpg. includes a report: "That able & ingenious veteran Dr. Franklin is preparing to leave Paris (where he has resided five years with great credit to himself, & profit to his country) to return to America...". Also reports concerning articles for peace & negotiations with some Caribbean Islands as it relates to the ... See More  

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647107

Early report from America... Boston...

Item #647107

October 08, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 8, 1767 



* Colonial era original

* Early report from America




An inside page has: "America -- Boston, New England" (see images).

The back page has: "Translation of a Letter from M. De Voltaire to the Russian Ambassador at Paris". The back page also has a report from Corsica.

The balance of the issue is taken up with various r... See More  

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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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647070

America tries to remain neutral...

Item #647070

June 27, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1793  Page 3 has: "A Bill" titled: "An Act more Effectually to Prevent, during the Present War Between Great Britain & France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being Given to, His Majesty's Enemies."

The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, ver... See More  

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647064

A Proclamation from the infamous "Queen" Margaret Nicholson...

Item #647064

January 19, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISE, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1787  The ftpg. has a fascinating: "Proclamation - By the Queen Margaret" who was actually the infamous Margaret Nicholson, who the previous year attempted to assassinate King George III some months prior. She was ultimately determined to be inside and was committed to the asylum at Bedlam, England. She had claimed--a... See More  

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647042

Nice map of a part of London...

Item #647042
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1753  This issue begins with: "Some Account of the New Roads in Surry from Westminster Bridge" which is accompanied by a very nice foldout map measuring 10 by 14 1/2 inches, showing the south side of the River Thames but includes the Tower of London as well as portions of Westminster, plus both London Bridge & Westminster Bridge (see ph... See More  

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647035

Concerning the Stamp Act...

Item #647035
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765  Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more.

Further on is &quo... See More  

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647034

Washington's letter to the English historian Catherine Macaulay...

Item #647034

February 01, 1786

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1786  Among the articles are: "Skeleton of Henry the First Doubted" "Original Letters of Gen. Washington & Mrs. Macaulay" "Moral & Intellectual Excellence of the Fair Sex" and so much more.

Near the back is "Foreign Intelligence" which includes news items from the Caribbean (see images) plus "Ame... See More  

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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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647032

Botany Bay... Rules for servants... Indian skirmishes in America...

Item #647032
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1786 Inside has nearly a full page relating to Botany Bay being established as a penal colony, headed: "The Botany Bay Business Defended" which is a critical response to the lengthy Botany Bay discussion in the previous issue (see Gentleman's Magazine for November, 1786). One bit mentions: "...they have now comfortable beds. Former... See More  

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646941

The King pardons deserters...

Item #646941

November 29, 1796

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 29, 1796  Half of the ftpg. text is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION For Pardoning such Deserters from His Majesty's Marine Forces as shall return into His Majesty's Service on or Before the 31st Day of December...".

Twelve pages, 7 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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646770

Quite rare & early newspaper...

Item #646770

April 29, 1736

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, April 29, 1736  This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 3/4  by 14 3/4 in.). 

This title only published for 4 years. A few essays plus news of the day.

Complete in four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, nice condition. A rare opportunity to add a scarce title to your 18th century coll... See More  

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646467

H.M.S. Victory reported lost at sea...

Item #646467
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1744 



* HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found!



Certainly the most notable report in this issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: &
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