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121048
Item #121048
THE NORTH BRITON, London, 1770  This was a radical newspaper from the 18th century, very much associated with the name John Wilkes. Wilkes published the issues #1 thru 46.

Issue number 45 (April 23, 1763) is the most famous issue of the paper. It criticized a royal speech in which King George III praised the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven Years' War. Wilkes was charged with libel (accusin... See More  

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$24.00
659525

North Carolina General Assembly is dissolved...

Item #659525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1770  Among the articles are: "Difficulty of Explaining the Scripture" "Origin of Rhyming" "Reasons Against a New War" 'History & Antiquity of Berkley Castle" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. There is a brief mention of ... See More  

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649134

Canton (Guangzhou), China...

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

Item #649134
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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659759

Address to the betrayed inhabitants of New York...

Item #659759

February 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1770 



* Ill treatment of New Yorkers by British Parliament

* Pre-American Revolutionary War tensions




Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Of great interest are 2 1/2 pages with a letter: "To the Betr... See More  

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$65.00
647468

A decision that would lead to the Boston Tea Party...

Item #647468
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1770  The only full page plate called for is present: "The Right Honourable William Pitt, Earl of Chatham", a notable member of Parliament who was a supporter of the American position during the difficulties of the 1770's.

Also in this issue is: "...A Letter from the E. of Hillsborough to the Hon. Major General Gage...for What P... See More  

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601731

Address to the King, with his response...

Item #601731

March 23, 1770

"The Humble ADDRESS Of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual & Temporal, & Commons...Presented To HIS MAJESTY On Friday the 23rd Day of March, 1770 With His Majesty's Most Gracious Answer." This is a four page pamphlet measuring 8 1/4 by 11 inches with wide margins and in great condition. A displayable full title page.

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593600

Foldout plate of a castle...

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

Near the ... See More  

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642092

Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #642092
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  There are 3 1/2 pages on: "A Curious Description of Dalkey and Its Seven Castles" which is accompanied by a foldout print of one of the castles. This print measures 8 by 10 inches & is in very nice condition (see). Also in this issue: "On the Disparity of the Language of N. and S. Wales" and much more.

Near the back is the ... See More  

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580194

1770 report from America... from Boston...

Item #580194

May 10, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 10, 1770. The backpage has: "An Extract of a Letter From Boston" which contains several news reports (see photos).  The balance of the issue has various news of the day, mostly European, with some ads as well. The front page has minor rubbing, but the issue is complete and is in overall (very) good condition.

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215539

Virginia awaits Parliament's response on taxation...

Item #215539

June 08, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 8, 1770  An inside page has a letter from Virginia which includes: "The colonies wait silently for the determination of parliament concerning the revenue act. They have done all in their power to prohibit or retard the sale of British commodities but a view of our imports will show how ineffectual their efforts have been & how useless &
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587047
Item #587047

July 10, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 10, 1770  An inside page has a: "Extract of a Letter from Connecticut" concerning a vagrant in Danbury (see). Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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586322

Supporting the Non-Importation agreement...

Item #586322

July 21, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1770



* Non-Importation agreement support



The front page has an item headed "America" with a Boston dateline, noting in part: "....sense of our merchants, traders, etc. respecting the non-importation agreement, as meeting was called the day following at Faneuil Hall...it was voted almost unanimously that we would still strictly adhere to ... See More  

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583746

To import or not to import... The tea issue...

Item #583746

July 31, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 31, 1770 



* Tea tensions in America

* To Import or not




Inside has a great item headed "America" reporting on a meeting of merchants in New York to determine whether to continue with their non-importation policy given that England has repealed the tax on all goods except tea. Included is: "The Advertisement" noting the situat... See More  

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647079

Colonists discuss altering the non-importation agreement...

Item #647079
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1770  The reverse of the title page is filled with: "American Affairs" with reports from Jamaica, South Carolina, Boston, and New York. The report from Boston hints of the growing tensions between England and the colonies with: "...the Assembly at Boston...members refused to proceed to business while under the influence of the milit... See More  

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587272

Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #587272

August 23, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 23, 1770  Page 2 has a brief item from Charleston (see photos). Another page has an ad for: "American Lands" offering 35,000 acres: "...of choice land in the county of Albany & Province of New York..." with details (see photos). Another page has: "America" with a report from Philadelphia noting: "...parcel of English g... See More  

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581942

Holding to the non-importation agreement...

Item #581942

August 28, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1770  Inside under: "AMERICA, Philadelphia" is a report of: "...English goods arrived here...which were purchased by two shopkeepers...contrary to the non-importation agreement; upon which the committee of merchants sent for them & represented the impropriety of their conduct, which they readily acknowledged & the good were i... See More  

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659774

Problems with the non-importation agreement...

Item #659774

September 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1770   Near the back are over two pages of reports from America, including an item from New York concerning non-importation and the concern that importers in New York are breaking the agreement. Also news items from Boston.

Then a letter from Charleston which also deals with the issue of non-importation.

An interesting feature is the full title/... See More  

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654467

Colonial Albany County land for sale...

Item #654467

September 15, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 15, 1770



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with o... See More  

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596510

Critical of Boston failing to honor the Non-imporatation Agreement...

Item #596510

September 22, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 22, 1770 



* Non-importation agreement



The top of page 3 has an item headed: "Intelligence True & Extraordinary" which is a critical report on the Bostonians failing to hold to the non-importation agreement, noting: "There are now lying on the tales of New York Philadelphia, Virginia, Carolina...pamphlets containing an authentic lis... See More  

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664333

Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

Item #664333
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from all taxes impos... See More  

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$119.00
596361

Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #596361

October 16, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 16, 1770  Page 6 has an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town" [Charleston] which has several items, including: "...We have agreed to stop all commercial intercourse with New York on account of that province breaking the non-importation agreement, which we strictly adhere to..." (see).

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

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596362

Need to unite on the non-importation issue...

Item #596362

October 18, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1770 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Page 6 has reports headed "America" from Boston, Newport, Marblehead, Philadelphia & New York, including: "...Resolved, That we will adhere to & support the non-importation agreement...so long as a majority of the colonies who have entered into similar agreements shall adhere to & p... See More  

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599521

On the Non-Importation Agreement...

Item #599521

November 10, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 10, 1770 



* Non-Importation Agreement



Page 2 ha a letter  received at Boston from the Bay of  Fundy in Nova Scotia (see). Inside has reports "From the Pennsylvania Gazette" relating to the Non-Importation Agreement, which has a list of 5 questions concerning  it. Other information as well (see).

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

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655985

Colonies to work together to repeal the Acts of Parliament...

Item #655985

November 13, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770  Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More  

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640122

Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

Item #640122
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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$128.00
642101

Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

Item #642101
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770  This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770" (see). This map shows the Balkan peninsula and includes the region from then-German... See More  

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597350

Boundary dispute with the Cherokees...

Item #597350

December 25, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1770 



* Cherokee Indians



Page 2 has a short item headed "America" with a Charleston dateline concerning a meeting with Indians over a border dispute.

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

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$25.00
208452
Item #208452
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL: OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, 1771  One of the less common London newspapers from this period, with a nice engraving in the masthead. A good amount of news of the day throughout the four pages & with some advertisements included as well. Folio size, generally in nice condition.

The photo is "generic" but the issue you receive will have the same look an... See More  

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$21.00
659814

Trade with America...

Item #659814

January 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1771  Included are nearly 3 pages on: "The Present State of the British Trade with Europe, Africa, and America" with much detail.

An interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

The plates called for are lacking.

Complete in 5... See More  

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$39.00
612962

News from "America"...

Item #612962

January 12, 1771

BINGLEY'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Jan. 12, 1771  The front page has a bit item from Charleston (see) and page 2 has a bit more under "America" (see).

Four pages, very nice condition.

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650400

Letter from Florida, 1771...

Item #650400

January 15, 1771

THE PUBLIC REGISTER: Or FREEMAN'S JOURNAL, Dublin Ireland, Jan. 15, 1771  Page 2 has a lengthy letter headed: "Abstract of a Letter from a Gentleman in St. Augustine, East Florida, to his Friend in this City..." (see for portions).

Four pages, damp stain to lower quadrant, a tear near the top affects a bit of the masthead, archival mend to the inside spine.

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$36.00
621320

With both foldout plates called for...

Item #621320
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  Among the articles in this issue are: "Extracts from Blunt's Voyage to the Levant" "Method of Making a Mortar Impenetrable to Moisture" "A Lady's Thoughts on Marriage" "Curious Extracts from the Koran of Mohammed" "Description of the Island of St. John in the Gulph of St. Lawrence" (se... See More  

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659534

Displayable plate... BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven...

Item #659534
From the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  The print is of "A Design for a BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven Drawn by Mr. Samuel Bream". This is the print only, not the complete magazine, which would very nice framed. See photo for details.

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592559

Early Birmingham, England...

Item #592559

March 11, 1771

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, March 11, 1771  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter form New York" with an interesting report of a tragedy (see). Page 2 has a letter form Newport, Rhode Island (see). Four pages, minor archival mend inside, very nice condition, folio size.

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670664

Liberty figure engraving in the masthead...

Item #670664

April 16, 1771

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, April 16, 1771 



* Uncommon 18th century title



Filled with various news reports from throughout England as well as Europe. Nice engraving in the masthead & a red tax stamp on the ftpg.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$29.00
567722

Events in Charlestown, SC - pre-Battle of Alamance...

Lead-up to the Revolutionary War...

Item #567722
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1771  Near the back is a full page headed "American Affairs" which includes: "Charles-Town, May 8. The General Assembly of the province of Georgia, met at Savannah on the 23d past. On the 24th the new elected Commons House of Assembly unanimously re-chose the Hon. Noble Wimberly Jones, Esq; for their Speaker; but he being disapproved ... See More  

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$40.00
619936

Brief Judaica mention...

Item #619936

June 17, 1771

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1771  Page 2 has a very brief Judaica item: "...In the attack Marshal Sawa was wounded...To escape the Russians, he was put into a great basket & carried into a marshy place...having agreed with a Jew to come and dress his wound, who was to find his way to him..." (see).

Four pages, full red tax stamp on the ftpg., bit of foxing ... See More  

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$36.00
651959

Nice content on defeating the Regulators of North Carolina...

Item #651959

June 27, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Page 2 has a report from Wilmington, North Carolina noting: "In consequ... See More  

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$220.00
651960

The Regulators of North Carolina have been quiet...

Item #651960

July 04, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 4, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Colonists certainly had no idea how the country & situation would change ... See More  

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$175.00
659824

Engraving of the skyline of London... News from Boston...

Item #659824

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Near the back is the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More  

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$42.00
667017

New governor of New York assumes his office...

Item #667017

August 22, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1771 



* William Tyron assumes office

* 39th governor of New York




Page 2 has a report from New York under the heading: "America" on the arrival of Governor Tryon in New York for his formal installation as governor of New York. He had arrived, with his family, from North Carolina, where he had previously been governor.

Eight pages 8 by 1... See More  

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$29.00
666942

New governor for New York...

Item #666942

September 14, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1771  Inside under: "America" has a report from New  York including: "...waited upon his Excellency Governor Tryon with a congratulatory address upon his  appointment & arrival in this colony...", recently named governor of New  York after having served as governor of North Carolina. A report from Boston notes tha... 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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$35.00
662280

Early mention of "California"... gold discovered...

Item #662280

November 26, 1771

MIDDLESEX JOURNAL: OR, CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, November 26, 1771 



* Very early use of the word "California"



A page 3 report from "Madrid" says: "The riches discovered at Senora, in new Andalusia, on the Coast of California, in South America, are immense. One gold mine has been discovered within 14 leagues of the Presidency del Altar where from 14 pits at a... See More  

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$45.00
651968

Colonial America, with a very displayable masthead...

Item #651968

December 19, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.

The ftpg. is taken up with reports from Europe as are most of pages 2 & 3. Some American items on page 3.&n... See More  

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$149.00
121036
Item #121036
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, England, 1772. A nice four page newspaper, which as the name would suggest, is mostly taken up with advertisements, offering an interesting glimpse into life from just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Some news items on the front page as well. Folio-size, four page, nice condition. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not ... See More  

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$25.00
208450

Includes a partial red ink-stamp on the front page...

Item #208450
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1772 (inc. ftpg partial red ink stamp).  As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. There is some current news on the front page from this interesting period just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in America. Folio-size, partial red-inked tax stamp on t... See More  

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208917

From just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #208917
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, 1772 A nice newspaper of folio-size, four pages, filled with various news & ads of the day. The front page has a partial red-inked tax stamp near the bottom. The first letter in the first column is ornately decorated (see photo).  Soem browning and margin wear but generally nice.  The photo below is "generic" as the actual issue you recei... See More  

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$30.00
208963

From Northampton, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #208963
THE NORTHAMPTON MERCURY, England, 1772 This is a very nice, folio-size newspaper of four pages which was never bound nor trimmed with uncommonly wide margins. This is also the first 18th century newspaper we have been able to offer from this part of England. The issue contains various news from throughout Europe with an emphasis on British events with the back page mostly taken up with ads. We do ... See More  

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$34.00
613236

Foldout plate of a canal from Leeds to Liverpool..,.

Item #613236
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1772  Among the articles in this issue is: "Critical Remarks on M. de Voltaire" which has much on his thoughts concerning Jews, noting near the beginning: "With an impartiality & understanding superior to those of vulgar critics, M. de V. has made a discovery of which they would never have dreamed; a discovery, which is entirel... See More  

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$47.00
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