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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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$39.50
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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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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646266

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

Item #646266

September 29, 1767

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 29, 1767



* The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York & Albany



The front page has an order for a day of "General Mourning for his late Royal Highness Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany." Other items on the front page provide how this day of mourning is to be carried out. Prince Edward is the namesake of Prince Edward County, Virgi... See More  

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646260

Plate of the Great White Owl... Map of English canal...

Item #646260
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1771  Most of a column is taken up with: "Mr. Brahm's Observations on the American Coast" which seems to deal with areas in Florida and the Caribbean (see). There is also a brief article on "The Great White Owl" which begins: "This elegant species is found in the countries round Hudson's Bay & in the Northern ... See More  

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646246

Loyalists in New York are in fear of their safety...

Item #646246

October 16, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 16, 1782  Page 3 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which is a detailed letter by a committee of Loyalists in New York who express great concerning about their safety & future should England grant the American colonies independence. One bit note: "...But should the great event of the Independency of the Thirteen Co... See More  

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646221

The President responds to Maryland...

Item #646221

March 13, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 13, 1799 



* 18th century American title



The front page has an appeal: "To Delinquent Customers" signed in type by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas. Also: "A Proclamation" for a day of fasting, humiliation & prayer, by the governor. And also an "...Answer of the President to the General Assembly of ... See More  

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646146

Supporting the Americans... Trouble with the Creek Indians...

Item #646146

April 16, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 16, 1774  Over a full column on page 6 is taken with with a report from Charleston relating to the trouble with the Creek Indians (see).

The back page has an item which notes: "A writer treating of the present disputes relative to the Bostonians says, 'It is true, we did assist America in the late war, but did they not assist us, for whilst we ke... See More  

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645992

How wrong they were!

Item #645992

January 27, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1774 



* Prelude to the Revolutionary War

* Original reporting from the enemy




The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping tro... See More  

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645990

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #645990

June 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1787  Included near the back is nearly half a page headed: "American News" which begins: "The present state of America is rather to be deplored than envied..." concerning its financial situation, including; "...America, like every other rising state, must have much to struggle with before it can arrive at opulence...".

Inc... See More  

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645986

On the growth of the new American republic...

Item #645986

February 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1787  Included are over 3 pages taken up with: "Judge Pendleton's Animated Charge to Grand Juries of South Carolina" which is prefaced with a note: "Those who have attended to the revolutions of empires, and marked the slow progress of infant states towards greatness, will not be surprised that all the unhappy consequences have ha... See More  

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645984

The card game of Quadrille...

Item #645984
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1787  Among the articles: "On the Game of Quadrille" which is a type of card game from the 18th century. The article takes over a full page and is very descriptive. Near the back is half a column of news headed: "America" with information from a letter arrived from Philadelphia. Much news from England as well.

Included are both... See More  

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645898

A hostile ship encounter off Long Island...

Item #645898

December 09, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1760  Page 5 has over half a column headed: "America" with a New York dateline. The report details a hostile naval encounter off Long Island between the ships Sampson and the Winchester.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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645845

Latest news from America...

Item #645845

December 27, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1763  Page 5 has reports headed "America" with datelines from Boston and New York with the latest news in those parts, including mention of trouble with Indians (see).

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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645712

1799 Walpole, New Hampshire...

Item #645712

July 29, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, July 29, 1799 



* Heraldic eagle masthead



Page 2 has an article: "Assassination of the French Deputies" which begins: "After the rivers of blood through which the prime agents of the French Revolution have waded; & the sacrifices made in the great slaughter house by the guillotine, the drownings... See More  

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645581

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #645581

March 10, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4  (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used).



* 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 t... See More  

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645529

The French & Indian War...

Item #645529
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1755  Among the articles within are: "A Succinct Account of Disorders lately cured at Stockholm by Electrification..." "Origin of Chivalry from Voltaire" "A Female Impostor in France Detected" and so much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including... See More  

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645467

News from America...

Item #645467
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1760  Among the articles in this issue are: "A Treatise on Canine Madness" "On The High Price of Candles" "Reflections by M. Maubert on the Importance of Canada" "A Description of Montreal & the Adjacent Country" "Some Account of Carisbrook Castle in the Isle of Wight..." which is accompanied by ... See More  

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645430

Nothing new under the sun...

Item #645430

June 21, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 21, 1793  Page 2 has a curious & lengthy letter which begins: "The prevailing opinion in the minds of many, that so great a length of time has elapsed since the creation, that every discovery & improvement which the human intellects are capable of, has been made, and that 'there is no new thing under the sun', has... See More  

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645129

More on Moody's book on America...

Item #645129

January 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 2, 1783  Page 2 has some content concerning independence of America (see), and page 5 is entirely taken up with the continued: "Further Extracts From the Printed Narrative of Lieutenant James Moody's Exertions and Sufferings in the Cause of Government in North America".

The bkpg. has a paragraph noting: "...advices came from America, no ... See More  

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645101

Results of the election for governor... Naval news...

Item #645101

June 02, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798  Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.

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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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644374

With both full page plates...

Item #644374
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1763  Included is an article: "Description of the Pagoda" which is a full page plate of: "The Great Pagoda" (see photos). Other articles include: "Some Account of the Laws & Regulations in France, called the Police..." "Observations on the Law for Repairing Highways" and other items.

Contains both of the f... See More  

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644294

Gifts to George Washington from Virginia...

Item #644294

May 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785  Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.

Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... See More  

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644282

Fort Augusta in Jamaica...

Item #644282
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1763  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Life of the Celebrated Christina, Queen of Sweden" "Monstrous Credulity of Papists" "History of Canterbury & its Cathedral" "Inflammatory Fevers, Sore Throats, etc." & more. In the "Historical Chronicle" is a report beginning: ... See More  

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643958

The Radcliffe Library (with print)...

Item #643958
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1749  Among the interesting items in this issue are: "A Surprisingly rational Speech of a Hen", "Medical Virtues of the Snake Root", "Ceremony of Opening the Radcliffe Library",  "French at Tobago" and much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events
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643573

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

Item #643573
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1833  Near the back is the: "Obituary - William Wilberforce" which takes over 3 pages. Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who lead the charge to abolish slavery. The historic Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 would receive the Royal Assent on Aug. 26, less than a month after his death. See the internet for much more on the
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643503

Two European maps...

Item #643503
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758  The prime features of this issue are the two maps, one being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." (see), and the other a foldout map measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches titled "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend, to Cape Finisterra, including the Opposite Coast of the British Chan... See More  

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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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643242

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #643242

June 16, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

A fine issue of this ti... See More  

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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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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).



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643201

View of the Northern Coast of Russia...

Item #643201
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1749 



* Illustration of the Northern Coast of Russia



Perhaps the best feature in this issue is the article: "...Discoveries of the Russians on the N.E. Coast of Asia", with accompanying view shown at the top of an included plate/print (see images).



Among the other interesting items are: "A Description of the Province
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643200

News from America...

Item #643200
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1786  One of the articles is: "Circumstances Relative to the Discovery of Henry I's Bones". A wide range of other articles as well.

Near the back is "American Intelligence" which includes: "An act was passed on the 11th of March...authorising the delegates of the province of South Carolina...to subscribe & ratify an ... See More  

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643060

A title we rarely offer...

Item #643060

October 17, 1734

THE FREE BRITON, London, Oct. 17, 1734 



* Rare title...  18th century original... 



We rarely find issues of this title which lasted for less than six years. The entire issue is taken up with: "A Parallel Between the Libels on the Present Times, and those of Queen Elizabeth's Reign; drawn from the Lord Bacon's indication of the Lord Burleigh.".

Complete as a... See More  

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643047

John Hancock resigns as President of Congress...

Item #643047

August 01, 1786

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1786  Included is a: "Topographical Description of Hastings in Sussex", England, which also includes a nice foldout plate; "Jew's Harp"; much on the: "Summary of Proceedings in the Third Session of Parliament"; and so much more. News the back is almost a full page of reports headed: "American News". Amon... 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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643017

Short-lived newspaper with an interesting title...

Item #643017

August 06, 1708

THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is August 6, 1708.

This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invited to send in questions on any subject whatso... See More  

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643016

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #643016

January 08, 1710

THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, January 8, 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 adverse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and mi... See More  

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642840

Creating the state of Franklin... Benjamin Martin, famed optician...

Item #642840

August 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785  Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More  

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642837

Very early balloon flights... Print of waterspouts in Jamaica...

Item #642837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783 



* From the end of the Revolutionary War

* Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons




The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions).

Further on is nearly a full page on a repor... See More  

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642836

News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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642818

Christianizing the Indians in North America...

Item #642818
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1772  Among  the articles in this issue are: "Account of the Revolution in Sweden" "Description of the Wild Pine of Jamaica" "Account of a Model for a Bridge in Ireland" "Description of the Mosque in Kew Gardens" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the Mosque. Also: "A Scheme for Propag... 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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642793

Trouble with the Indians in America...

Item #642793
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1763  The issue begins with: "Two Proposals for Establishing a Lasting Peace & Friendship with the Indians in North America" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Other articles include: "Account of the Discovery & Conquest of Siberia"; a letter: "To Peter Collinson, Esq., from the Rev. Jared Eliot at Killingsworth in ... See More  

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642788

Siege of Havana, Cuba... Plate of a new prison...

Item #642788
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1762  The prime content is the lengthy text concerning the taking of Havana, Cuba. The Battle of Havana was a military action in the spring & summer of 1762 which was part of the Seven Years' War, or the French & Indian War for that portion fought in the Americas, during which British forces besieged & captured the city of Havana wh... See More  

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$54.00
642780

Three great plates on the Seven Years' War...

Item #642780
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1759  Of prime interest are the 3 full page plates on the Seven Years' War, the first titled: "A Map of the Part of Westphalia in which the French Army Were Defeated , Aug. 1, 1759" which shows much details (see), the plate titled: "Line of Battle of the Allied Army Before the Engagement on the First of August, 1759", plus ... See More  

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$75.00
642773

A map of the Rhine River... Cape Breton...

Item #642773
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758  The prime feature is the full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Dusseldorph [Dusseldorf]...".

One of the articles: "The Best Way of Constructing the Arches of Bridges" includes a nice print of a bridge arch. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news events of the day,... See More  

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$51.00
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