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660939

Nice engraving in the masthead...

Item #660939

May 31, 1753

THE WORLD, London, England, May 31, 1753  This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day. 

Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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$29.00
640800

British Jew Bill... Engraving of a church in Charleston...

Item #640800
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753 



* Early Charleston SC church print

* The British Jew Bill - Judaica




This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of
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$240.00
640802

Philadelphia described... Discussion on the Jew Bill...

Item #640802
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and Answers". There are 13 "Objections", each with an answ... See More  

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$118.00
650341

Very uncommon title...

Item #650341

October 13, 1753

THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL OR NEW WEEKLY MISCELLANY, London, Oct. 13, 1753  A rather rare title with basically British reporting with some news from elsewhere including a small report from Boston headed "Plantation News". Page 3 reports on "Robberies & Commitments" "Accidents" "Marriages" and "Deaths".

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red ... See More  

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$66.00
636672

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #636672
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back of this issue (pg. 538) is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."   Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.... See More  

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$53.00
642755

An award in Ben Franklin's honor... Indians kidnap several colonists...

Item #642755
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1753  Of particular interest is: "Annual Medal of the Royal Society" which has Ben Franklin's name on it. There is related text noting: "...This mark of distinction is double due to Mr. Franklin. It is due to him as a philosopher; it is due to him as a man. The successful experiments of this philosopher have given us probable ... See More  

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$59.00
120168

Nice engraving in the masthead...

Item #120168
THE WORLD, London, 1754 This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day. Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Measures 7 by 11 inches and in nice condition. The photo below is generic but your issue will be dated 175... See More  

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$24.00
670095

A "newspaper" for commoners...

Item #670095

February 28, 1754

THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Oct. 23, 1755  A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.

James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More  

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$36.00
650694

A "newspaper" for commoners...

Item #650694

February 28, 1754

THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Feb. 28, 1754  A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.

James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More  

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$36.00
592659

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #592659
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 



* Early Alaska



Perhaps the primary item in this issue is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &
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$58.00
640770

Virginia... Repeal of the British Jew Bill of 1753...

Item #640770
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1754 



* Jewish Naturalisation Act repealed



The prime content would be under the heading: "A Summary of the Proceedings in the Last Sessions of Parliament..." which reports the repeal of the famous Jew Bill of 1753. In 1753 a bill passed Parliament to allow Jews to become naturalized citizens but an uproar caused the bill to b
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$145.00
650314

Relating to the French & Indian War...

Item #650314
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1754  Included within is an article: "New Invented Sea-gage Described" which includes a half page illustration (see). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news of the day including some items under the heading "America". they include report relating to the French & Indian War such as: &quo... See More  

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$31.00
642758

Views through a microscope... Reports from Jamaica and America...

Item #642758
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1754  Present is a foldout plate showing: "...a new contrivance for the Scaping of Clocks & Watches, and Seven Minute Objects as Magnified by the Microscope" (see image), which includes the related article: "Microscopical Objects, with cuts & Remarks".

In the "Historical Chronicle" section near the back are a... See More  

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$55.00
639930

Benjamin Franklin's Plan for the Union... Albany Congress...

Item #639930
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754  Inside under America is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place." Says commissioners from Philadelphia, Mary... See More  

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$68.00
644829

French & Indian War... Hudson Bay fur trade...

Item #644829
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1754 



* French & Indian War

* Much from America including the Hudson Bay fir trade




The "Historical Chronicle" near the back has a few items with American mention including: "Our North American navigators have found out a safe & good passage between the Colloredo rocks and Cuba which will shorten the passage from Jam... See More  

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$48.00
121100
Item #121100
THE CONNOISSEUR, London, 1755. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. An uncommon and early title "By Mr. Town, Critic & Censor General" as noted in the masthead. Done in editorial format. Six pages, nice condition. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures... See More  

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$20.00
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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$36.00
654920

A report from the French & Indian War...

Item #654920
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1755  Among the articles in this issue are: "Humorous Account of the Pedigree of Race Horses" which has as a page headed: "Scheme for Improving the Breed of Jockeys"; "An Enquiry into the Origin of the Romans" and much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news report of the ... See More  

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$34.00
644360

Reporting from colonial America...

Item #644360
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1755  Always one of our favorite magazines if only because of the very nice engraving at the top of the title page, showing the skyline of London at the time. Within is a very nice foldout map of the county of Glamorgan (located in the southern portion of Wales), measuring 8 by 9 inches showing much detail, & includes a related article (see).

Articles ... See More  

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$60.00
661574

Early mention of George Washington...

Item #661574
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 



* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie




There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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$220.00
640776

French & Indian War... Braddock at Fort DuQuesne...

Item #640776
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1755  Over two pages are taken up with: "A Scheme Proposed for Driving the French out of the Continent of America in one Year's Time" which includes some interesting reporting on the on-going French & Indian War, including a list of 14 items which could be done to be successful (see). Bits include: "The seven ships built ... See More  

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$100.00
654912

French & Indian War content...

Item #654912
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1755  One of the nicer features of this issue is the very nice title page engraving of the skyline of London in the 1750's, which has much detail (see photos). There is also a nice article taking over a full page: "Account of the British Plantations in America" which is very descriptive of Virginia (see photos).

Other items in this issue ... See More  

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$57.00
629784

French and Indian War...

Item #629784
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1755  Contains an interesting variety of articles from during the French & Indian War in America, among which are: "Scheme For a New Lottery" "Account of American Pine" "Description of a Flying Lizard"; "Description of the City of Lisbon" and much on the earthquake there; plus many other articles.

Nea... See More  

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$40.00
641361

Great foldout map of the world... French & Indian War...

Item #641361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1755   Certainly the prime item in this issue is the great foldout map titled: "A Map of the World on Mercator's Projection" which shows the entire world, although portions of unexplored Canada and the northwest of America are undefined (see). This map folds out to measure 8 by 11 1/2 inches, bound in close to the bottom porti... See More  

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$240.00
659640

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #659640

January 01, 1756

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1756 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for reviving & continuing an Act for the Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their persons...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, very... See More  

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$35.00
664269

New colony of Georgia... re: Franklin's lightning rod... Judaica...

Item #664269
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1756  Regarding America... There is an article near the front: "Account of American Affairs", which is continued from a previous issue & includes talk on "New Forts in America". There is also a detailed account of Oglethorpe's English colony at Georgia, now 22 yrs. old & still suffering from "want of inhabitan... See More  

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$160.00
644599

French & Indian War... Penna. Militia Act concerning the Quakers... With the plates...

Item #644599
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1756  The lead article which takes 2 1/2 pages has much concerning the French & Indian War, debating the troubles between England & France. Other articles within include: "...Remarks on a Scheme made use of by the French in Order to ascertain the Strength & Riches of their Dominions in America" "Signs of an Approach
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$48.00
642765

State of affairs in Pennsylvania... John Wesley letter...

Item #642765
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1756  Among the articles within is a "Letter from Mr. Wesley Confirming the Yorkshire Earthquake", signed by him in type: John Wesley, the noted evangelist and founder of Methodism.

Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dia... See More  

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$58.00
649135

England declares war against France: French & Indian War begins...

Item #649135
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1756  The most significant item in this issue is: "His Majesty's Declaration of War Against the French King" which was the official beginning of the French & Indian War. This text takes just over a fullpg. (see) This is a very significant document, being the first in a series of American war declaration issues which would include the
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$160.00
642766

Why France declared war against England: French & Indian War begins...

Item #642766
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756 



* France declaration of war w/ England

* Early America




The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".

Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in wha... See More  

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$87.00
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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$65.00
642767

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #642767
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map fold... See More  

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$340.00
640064

News from the French & Indian War... American Indian drawings...

Item #640064
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1756  Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is: "American News" which has a letter from Albany, & among other reports mentions that: "...Col. Broadstreet, with about 300 boatmen, were attacked by about 400 Canadians...Col. Broadstreet behaved gallantly and kept possession of a small island..." and a report
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$110.00
651014

Oswego in the French & Indian War... Judaica item...

Item #651014
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756  Under the heading: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & foun... See More  

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$62.00
656525

Very large map of Europe... Oswego in the French & Indian War... Judaica item...

Item #656525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 



* Great & quite large map of Europe

* Oswego - French & Indian War

* Judaica - Jewish content




The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART  of  EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More  

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$180.00
644735

Oswego during the French and Indian War with an in-text map...

Item #644735
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757  Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville". Included as wel... See More  

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$156.00
655237

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #655237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 



* Forts Oswego and Ontario

* French and Indian war with map




Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More  

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$455.00
640072

Map of the North Pole... Execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #640072
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1757 



* Admiral John Byng execution

* HMS Monarch - Royal Navy

* Battle of Minorca failure

* Early North Pole map




The prime feature of this issue is a large foldout map titled: "A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands & seas in the Great Chains of Mountains which traverse the Globe from the North Pole...&quo... See More  

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$190.00
667023

French & Indian War news...

Item #667023

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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$38.00
661767

Rare plate of the execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #661767

April 01, 1757

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757  Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typically removed years ago. This is a dramatic engraving & is accompanied by a letter he penned to the Lords of the Admiralty upon receiving his death sentence.

Admiral John Byng was a Roy... See More  

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$188.00
638238

Death of Admiral Byng...

Item #638238
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1757 



* Early regarding electricity

* Much on the death of Admiral John Byng




The first article is: "State of our African Settlements" taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Utility of a Tax Upon Dogs" "Remarks on the Expected Comet" "New Properties of Electricity" "Circumstantial Account of... See More  

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$54.00
639929

Map of the Coast of France... Map of a portion of India...

Item #639929
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1757  Articles include: "Curious Accounts of the Present Comet" which includes a nearly half page print relating to it (see images); "Account of Medical Observations & Inquiries" "Aneurysm of the Aorta" "Fire Engine--Earthquakes--Microscopical Observations" and more.

There is also a nice & lengthy: &... See More  

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$97.00
657335

Ancient coins, the violin (or viola), the moon...

From during the French & Indian War...

Item #657335
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1757  A very nice magazine from during the French & Indian War 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 190... See More  

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$36.00
591472

Detecting conterfeit gold... a King's patent woodcut...

Item #591472

December 01, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757  Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent".  News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More  

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$48.00
120924
Item #120924

THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, 1758  This 8 page newspaper is over 250 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches and in nice condition. Fine and very early newspaper which is less common than the London Gazette. 

Please note the image is re

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$24.00
649233

18th century Scotland...

Item #649233
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1750's  A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day.  A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition.  The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive.  Actual dates vary in the later 1750's.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$79.00
208451

From the period of the French & Indian War...

Item #208451
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1758 As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in this issue. There is various current news on the front page. Folio-size, partial red-inked tax stamp on ... See More  

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$45.00
633054

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #633054

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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$13.50
654953

From the period of the French & Indian War...

Item #654953

January 30, 1758

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 30, 1758.

 

* Uncommon title

* 18th century original

* French & Indian War period




As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in thi... See More  

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$29.00
667291

Nice map of portions of Canada...

Item #667291
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1758  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map titled: "A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their Encampment during the Siege in 1745." Within this map is a large inset in the upper left which is: "A Map of the I... See More  

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$165.00
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