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663771

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

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

Comets, stars and astronomy interest...

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

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

Map of Italy... Comets...

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



* 18th century map of Italy

* Comets with diagram




Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sa
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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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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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642720

The Northwest Passage to China thru Canada...

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

Map shows Jekyll Island & others off Georgia...

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

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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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644398

Comets... South Carolina...

Engraving of an Egyptian woman in traditional dress...

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



* Engraving of Egyptian woman in traditional dress... 

* Lengthy article on comets...

* News from South Carolina




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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

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



* Great & early article on the game of cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




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

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

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



* Great & early article on cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent &
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608064

Duties on beer, ale, spirits...

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

Among other items found in this issue is a full page chart of: "Duties Paid on Spirit
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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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607476

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

Item #607476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1744 (this is an incomplete issue, missing pages 197-200.)  Among the various articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Virtues of Tar Water against the Smallpox, Ulceration of the bowels, Consumptive Cough..." "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth Continued" "An Account of Comets" "
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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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664568

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

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



* Early James Oglethorpe & Georgia

* 18th Century Netherlands map




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

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

Item #664570
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whi
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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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642075

H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...

Item #642075
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744



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




October issue:

Certainly the most notable report in the 1st 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
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666212

HMS Victory lost at sea...

Item #666212
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1744 



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



Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report referencing 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:... See More  

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655503

A Northwest Passage through North America...

Item #655503
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, 1744



* A Northwest Passage through North America



A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country". This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. This "Supplement" issue was done at the end of the year.



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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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639043

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #639043
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well (see). Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

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667109

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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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.

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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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636698

Terrific map of Eastern Canada...

Item #636698
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 



* Great Eastern Canada map

* Jacobite Rebellion




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great ... 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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657546

Great account of the Battle of Littleferry, just before Culloden... King George's War in America...

Item #657546

September 29, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 29, 1746  The front page has a report from America on King George's War: "...reported from Cape Breton, the accounts from New-England advising that the soldiers of that province, who were at the expedition against Cape Breton, were returned,,,that most of the Americans were come away except such as have been listed by the Governor Sir Willia... See More  

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657548

Ship with Jacobite leaders--and Bonnie Prince Charlie--escape for France...

Item #657548

October 07, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 7, 1746  Page 2 has a lengthy account concerning the "...trial of the rebel prisoners..." involved in the Jacobite Rebellion, which includes a lengthy list of the men.

Also a nice account of the escape of several of the leaders of the Jacobite Rebellion: "...four gentlemen landed from the French ships and inquired for any one of the Re... See More  

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654165

The Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #654165
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1746  There is still content on the Jacobite Rebellion, with: "Rebels Tried at York". And near the back is half a page on: "Executed at York" (see photos). Also a report from the: "Boston Gazette" in America concerning the troubles with France in Louisbourgh and Cape Breton, Canada (see for portions). Th
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651723

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

Item #651723

December 16, 1746

THE DAILY GAZETTEER, OR LONDON ADVERTISER, England, December 16, 1746  The phrase: "A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace" is boldly printed in the middle of the masthead (see photos). An interesting newspaper from this pivotal year of the Jacobite Rebellion, single sheet, with various news items on the front page and the back page mostly taken up with ads.

Folio-size, trimmed at the m... See More  

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637275

Act of Parliament...

Item #637275

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 Adjusting & More Easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants; & for the better Regulation of such Servants & of certain Apprentices."

Six pages, 11 1/2 by 6 7/8 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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208911

Early from Birmingham...

Item #208911
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE OR THE GENERAL CORRESPONDENT, England, 1747  It is rare to find British newspapers outside of London with such an early date. This is a nice four page newspaper with much news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe. The bottom of the front page has at least a partial red-inked tax stamp. The first letter in the first column is ornately engraved (may ... See More  

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654458

Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

Item #654458
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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660992

Foldout map of France... Canada content...

Item #660992
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 



* Foldout map of France



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands..." (see). This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows th
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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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654924

Great foldout map of Genoa, Italy... Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #654924
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747  Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker" (see hyperlink) To date, this is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale University.

Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Accoun
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$179.00
638570

Electricity experiments...

Item #638570
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1747  The first article takes nearly 3 pages and is a: "Description of the Rhinoceros" which includes a print of one on a full page plate (see).

There are three articles on Prince of  Orange. Another page has an article which includes a print: "Method of Fixing a Machine for Land Measure" (see). Another article is titled
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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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567336

Map of Maastricht, The Netherlands...

Item #567336
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1747



*
Map of Maastricht, The Netherlands



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 17
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644387

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #644387
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1747



* Continuation of the Eulogy of Edmond Halley




Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley the astronomer and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.



Two pages are taken up wi
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662843

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #662843
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747  Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley the astronomer and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are taken up with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken", by the French &a
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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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656869

1747 Coats-of-arms...

Item #656869
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, 1747



* Prints of Noble coats-of-arms, and of Arthur Onslow

* Amsterdam described



A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country". This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. This "Supplement" issue wa
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$29.00
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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$34.00
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