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691338

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

Item #691338
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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Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$80.00
688925

Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

Item #688925
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier




This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and ... See More  

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$62.00
688743

Plan (print) for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688743
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.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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$81.00
688742

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

Item #688742
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.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
... See More  

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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$87.00
688741

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

Item #688741
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
688740

Battle Of Waterloo...

Item #688740
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1815  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the detailed account of the battle of Waterloo and the fall of Napoleon Buonaparte.

Under the heading "France" is a lengthy report which begins: "The second abdication of the Throne of France by Napoleon Buonaparte was alluded to in our last number, & has since received f... See More  

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$107.00
688739

Battle Of Waterloo...

Item #688739
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1815  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the detailed account of the battle of Waterloo and the fall of Napoleon Buonaparte.

Under the heading "France" is a lengthy report which begins: "The second abdication of the Throne of France by Napoleon Buonaparte was alluded to in our last number, & has since received f... See More  

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$107.00
688737

Map shows Jekyll Island & others off Georgia...

Item #688737
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. The map, ... See More  

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$99.00
688539

Great engraving of the Cape of Good Hope, and of Tippoo Sultan...

Item #688539

June 01, 1800

THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, June, 1800  Formatted much like the more popular Gentleman's Magazine of  the era, but this is a more rare title.

Perhaps the dominant feature of this issue would be the two full page engravings still present, the first: "A Portrait of Tippoo Sultaun" [aka Tipu Sultan & Tiger of Mysore] with a related article: "Tippoo Sultan, Late So... See More  

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$67.00
688537

Map of Italy... Comets...

Item #688537
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742  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. Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sardinia, a portion of Sicily, as well as portions of France (includin
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$88.00
688535

Letters from Charleston, Jamaica, and Nova Scotia...

Item #688535
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1749  Over half a pg. has a: "Copy of a Letter from one of the Settlers in Nova Scotia dated Chebucto Harbour, July 28, 1749". Over half a pg. has: "Extracts of Some Letters from Carolina" datelined "Charles-Town" (Charleston) with news from that colony. There is also: "The Humble Address & Representati
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$55.00
688534

Battle of Oswego, the French account...

Item #688534
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1756  Content includes: "The French Account of the Taking of Oswego" which has over a full page of text with some great, detailed reporting of the battle.

This is historically very significant with a few points reading: "...on the 14th a body of Canadeans and savages crossed the river...in order to invest & attack the fort o... See More  

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$92.00
688533

Battle of Oswego (the French account)...

Item #688533
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1756  The primary content includes: "The French Account of the Taking of Oswego" which has over a full page of text with some great, detailed reporting of the battle. Historically very significant with a few points reading: "...on the 14th a body of Canadeans and savages crossed the river...in order to invest & attack the fort on ... See More  

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$98.00
688532

Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

Item #688532
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". This map shows the Balkan peninsula and includes the region from then-Germany, to ... See More  

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$128.00
688454

Report of the murder of Joseph Smith in a British magazine...

Item #688454

September 01, 1844

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1844  Near the back under "Foreign News" is a report from the "United States" noting: "Joseph and Hiram Smith, the Mormon prophets, were murdered in June last, at Carthage in Illinois, by a mob of 60 or 70 persons."

Keep in mind that 7 Mormon missionaries arrived in Liverpool in 1837 and many Britons were converte... See More  

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$78.00
688453

Report of the murder of Joseph Smith in a British magazine...

Item #688453

September 01, 1844

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1844  Near the back under "Foreign News" is a report from the "United States" noting: "Joseph and Hiram Smith, the Mormon prophets, were murdered in June last, at Carthage in Illinois, by a mob of 60 or 70 persons."

Keep in mind that 7 Mormon missionaries arrived in Liverpool in 1837 and many Britons were converte... See More  

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$78.00
687396

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #687396
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1776  



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find issues containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing... See More  

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$3,400.00
686746

Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752



* Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described



Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page.

The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the r... See More  

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$680.00
686426

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #686426
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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$316.00
686392

Guilford Court House... Captain Cook's journal...

Item #686392
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1781  Content includes: "Debates in Parliament" includes talk on America. Another report is a review of the: "Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery, performed in the Years 1776, 7, 8 &  9..." which takes over 3 pages. 

Another report mentions in part: "...parties from Mr. Washi... See More  

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$98.00
686307

Battle Of Trafalgar & Lord Nelson's death...

Item #686307

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1805  Certainly the most notable content is the very detailed account of Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory at the historic Battle of Trafalgar.

One account begins, datelined from the "Eurydice, off Cape Trafalgar, Oct. 22" Sir, the ever to be lamented death of Vice-admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, who, in the late conflict with th

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$144.00
685874

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: King wants his ships back...

Item #685874
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne defeat

* Captain John Paul Jones




The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America.

But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyn... See More  

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$95.00
685805

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #685805
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue.

Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French s... See More  

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$42.00
684914

Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine...

Item #684914
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1809



* Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine



The obituary listing inside includes: "At New York, the notorious Thomas Pain [sic]; whose death is an admonitory event; may the lesson that it inculcates be impressive..." & more. The opposing page has: "In Guppendorff, aged 76, Joseph Haydn, the celebrated composer... ju... See More  

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$375.00
683352

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #683352
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes.

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 folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 ... See More  

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$340.00
683209

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #683209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 



* Early America map

* Pennsylvania and Maryland

* Mason and Dixon Line creation




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of Ameri... See More  

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$455.00
683207

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

Item #683207
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
682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784.



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska




Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports ... See More  

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$120.00
682582

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759 



* Article on the weather in Georgia

* Map of Havre De Grace, the English Channel, Isle of Wight




The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and a
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$92.00
682572

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

Item #682572
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747 



* Edmund Halley, of comet fame



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 consumed with a lengthy "
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$48.00
682569

Napoleon Buonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo...

Item #682569
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815



* Napoleon Bonaparte

* Battle of Waterloo




Included is a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte" offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well, including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very s... See More  

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$87.00
682567

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #682567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736 



"A Map of the Old World, as it Appeared before God Destroy'd it with the Waters of the Flood."



Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before... See More  

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$120.00
682564

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682564
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 



* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)



This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is... See More  

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$210.00
682559

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 



* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago

* American Revolutionary War era




A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by ... See More  

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$110.00
682557

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788 



* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts

* Post Revolutionary War era




Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict... See More  

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$69.00
682427

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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$520.00
682414

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #682414
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 



* Great 18th century ship illustration



Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" n... See More  

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$188.00
682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

Included... See More  

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$33.00
682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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$28.00
682287

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #682287
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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$388.00
682219

Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... See More  

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$42.00
682214

The immigrant issue in America in 1787...

Item #682214

May 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787  Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of... See More  

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$43.00
681697

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  



* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram




There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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$78.00
681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back 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.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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$54.00
681443

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #681443

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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$32.00
681282

The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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$4,150.00
680824

A "Diabolical Courant" newspaper within... Map of Northern Italy...

Item #680824

January 01, 1747

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1747  Of curious interest is the printing of a satire "newspaper" taking 2 1/2 pages, titled "The Diabolical Courant; or, Hellish Intelligencer". It's theme is on the recent English Civil War.

Otherwise various European reports and news of the day.

Complete in 56 pages, full title/contents page featuring a very nice & detail... See More  

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$39.00
680823

A "Diabolical Courant" newspaper within... Map of Northern Italy...

Item #680823

January 01, 1747

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1747  Of curious interest is the printing of a satire "newspaper" taking 2 1/2 pages, titled "The Diabolical Courant; or, Hellish Intelligencer". It's theme is on the recent English  Civil War.

Included as well is a foldout map titled: "A Map of the Northern Parts of Italy Containing Savoy, Piemont, Milan, Parma, Mantua... See More  

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$75.00
680821

Battle Of Waterloo...

Item #680821
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Supplement issue for the January-June volume, 1815



* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium

* Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I




This "Supplement" issue reports one of the more notable military events in European history, the battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon Buonparte was defeated by England's Duke of Wellington. And terrific to have this in a Br... See More  

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$78.00
680812

A review of Beethoven's new work, & critical of the waltz...

Item #680812
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1813



* Ludwig Van Beethoven



 Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting ... See More  

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$55.00
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