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673321

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #673321

December 13, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 13, 1677



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/... See More  

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673314

England exercises its control over trade with the American colonies...

Item #673314

December 06, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 6, 1675  Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation for Prohibiting the Importation of Commodities of Europe into any of His Majesties Plantations in Africa, Asia, or America, which were not Laden in England; and for Putting all Other Laws Relating to the Trade of the Plantations in Effectual Execution".

Rare to find such length... See More  

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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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673303

Daniel Mendoza, the famous Jewish boxer... Early on Australia...

Item #673303

April 18, 1787

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 18, 1787  The top of page 2 has an article: "Boxing" noting in part: "...anticipating the  laurels of Martin, the hitherto famous Bath Butcher; but the fates determined otherwise; to Mendoza conquest was decreed to the no small gratification of his sable-visaged brethren. Previous to the combat six to one were offered ... See More  

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673302

Treaty of Fontainebleau on the French & Indian War... Much on America...

Item #673302
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762  Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the America... See More  

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673296

Treaty of Fontainebleau on the French & Indian War... Much on America...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762  Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the America... See More  

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673295

Lengthy article describing North America...

Item #673295

December 02, 1762

SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE For The Year 1762  This is a 32 page "Supplement" issue which has as its lead article a nice report titled: "General Observations on the Preliminaries of Peace, so far as they Relate to the Continent of North America...".

Do note: this report makes mention of an accompanying map which is present in photocopy only. This article ta... See More  

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673294

Lengthy article describing North America...

Item #673294

December 02, 1762

SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE For The Year 1762  This is a 32 page "Supplement" issue which has as its lead article a nice report titled: "General Observations on the Preliminaries of Peace, so far as they Relate to the Continent of North America...".

Do note: this report makes mention of an accompanying map which is present in photocopy only. This article ta... See More  

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673293

Hebrew customs...

Item #673293
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

Near the back is the... See More  

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673264

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1667...

Item #673264

April 04, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 4, 1667



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 b... See More  

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673261

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #673261

November 09, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 9, 1668



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by... See More  

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673260

Revolutionary War in the South... Ninety-Six, South Carolina....

Item #673260
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1781  The "Historical Chronicle" includes a short bit about: "Two gentlemen...charged with carrying on a treasonable correspondence with the American agent Adams at Amsterdam & with supplying the Colonists with arms & ammunition...". This is followed by a letter from Lord Rawdon to Cornwallis from Monk's Corner begi... See More  

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673259

Revolutionary War in the South... Ninety-Six, South Carolina....

Item #673259
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1781  The "Historical Chronicle" includes a short bit about: "Two gentlemen...charged with carrying on a treasonable correspondence with the American agent Adams at Amsterdam & with supplying the Colonists with arms & ammunition...". This is followed by a letter from Lord Rawdon to Cornwallis from Monk's Corner begi... See More  

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673258

Lord Cornwallis... Benedict Arnold...

Item #673258
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1781  The issue begins with a continuation on the "Debate on the Motion of Thanks to Earl Cornwallis", mentioning: "...the victories he had gained, like those of Phila. & Ticonderoga, served only to multiply distresses..." with much more.

Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a lengthy & detailed accoun... See More  

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673257

Lord Cornwallis... Benedict Arnold...

Item #673257
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1781  The issue begins with a continuation on the "Debate on the Motion of Thanks to Earl Cornwallis", mentioning: "...the victories he had gained, like those of Phila. & Ticonderoga, served only to multiply distresses..." with much more.

Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a lengthy & detailed accoun... See More  

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673256

Washington and Cornwallis in Virginia...

Item #673256
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781  The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies".

Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesap... See More  

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673255

Washington and Cornwallis in Virginia...

Item #673255
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781  The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies".

Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesap... See More  

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673254

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

Item #673254
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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673253

Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina... Cornwallis on the move...

Item #673253
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1781  Inside has commentary on a recent publication titled: "Monody on Major Andre" which notes in part: "This mournful & interesting Eulogium, consecrated to the memory of Major Andre, with the zeal of a religious enthusiast to his murdered Saint...acquaints us also with many particulars before unknown, of the genius & character... See More  

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673252

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

Item #673252
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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673251

Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina... Cornwallis on the move...

Item #673251
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1781  Inside has commentary on a recent publication titled: "Monody on Major Andre" which notes in part: "This mournful & interesting Eulogium, consecrated to the memory of Major Andre, with the zeal of a religious enthusiast to his murdered Saint...acquaints us also with many particulars before unknown, of the genius & character... See More  

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673250

Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina...

Item #673250
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1781  Near the back is half a page of "American News" which reports of: "...the detachment sent by Gen. Clinton to Virginia under the command of Brig. Gen. Arnold...On the 3rd of Jan. they anchored about half a mile from Hood's Fort which kept up a heavy fire from a battery...The 4th of the fleet proceeded up the river, landed, &... See More  

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673249

Boston letter to General Gage...

Item #673249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1775  The issue begins with: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" includes much talk on America and takes 5 pages of text.

"Proceedings of the American Colonies" reports on the attack on the fort at St. John, Canada, & so much more taking four pages with portions reading: "The ports of America being all sh... See More  

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673248

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #673248
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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673247

Causes & Necessities for Taking Up Arms...

Item #673247
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1775  Taking 3 1/2 pages is "a Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, now met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the Causes and Necessities of their taking up Arms", signed in type at the end: John Hancock & Charles Thomson, dated "Philadelphia, July 6, 1775".

This famou... See More  

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673246

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673246
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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673245

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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673244

Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina...

Item #673244
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1781  Near the back is half a page of "American News" which reports of: "...the detachment sent by Gen. Clinton to Virginia under the command of Brig. Gen. Arnold...On the 3rd of Jan. they anchored about half a mile from Hood's Fort which kept up a heavy fire from a battery...The 4th of the fleet proceeded up the river, landed, &... See More  

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673243

Ethan Allen & the Green Mountain Boys...

Item #673243
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1781 The first article is a "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which takes 6 pages and includes discussions on the Revolutionary War.

One first page item notes: "...That it was now no question about independency and allegiance: Great Britain could not at this instant of time give independence to America, nor could Amer
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673242

Early version of the Articles of Confederation...

Item #673242
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1775  Over three pages taken up with: "Protest entered in the Upper House Against the Bill for Prohibiting all Commercial intercourse with the Confederated Colonies" which is very good reading in defense of America. There is terrific & historic reading taking nearly 2 pages on what is an early version of the Articles of Con
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673241

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #673241
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue are mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This... See More  

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673240

Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...

Item #673240
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.

This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm wa... See More  

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673239

Early report on the battle of Lexington & Concord...

Item #673239
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1775  The first five pages contain a nice account of Parliamentary discussion concerning the troubles in America, headed: "Governor Johnson's Speech on the Motion for an Address to His Majesty Respecting the Situation of Affairs in America..." continued from a previous issue. Terrific reading.

Another fine article takes 3 pages & i
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673238

British and Americans preparing for war...

Item #673238
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1775  The first article is a continued debate: "...respecting the Situation of Affairs in America" with discussion of the potential consequences of action, This report takes over 5 pages.

Included is: "...If a universal resistance to the civil government of America...if denying a free & reciprocal interchange of British... See More  

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673237

Colonists will defend "the rights & liberties of America"...

Item #673237
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775  The first five pages contain a lengthy report on: "...address to his Majesty respecting the Situation of Affairs in America." which includes: "...The army might proceed to hostilities, it might be defeated, the Americans might prevail, we might be for ever stripped of the sovereignty of that country..." with so much more.

The... See More  

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673236

Eve of the Revolutionary War... Taxation... Rebellion addressed...

Item #673236
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, England, February, 1775  A fine issue from just months before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

Content includes: "Thoughts on American Affairs Addressed to Parliament", which deals with taxation, etc. Also: "A Provisional Act for Settling the Troubles in America & for Asserting the Supreme Legislative Authority & Superi... See More  

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673235

The petition of the American Congress to the King...

Item #673235
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775

This issue has a nice variety of pre-Revolutionary War content including a "Genuine Copy of the Petition from the American General Congress to his Majesty". The explicit but deferentially-worded petition, which is quite detailed taking close to 3 pages, contains a list of grievances and more, and closes with: "We therefore most ea
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673234

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #673234
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1781  Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under the "Historical Chronicle". It begins with an editorial comment: "Gen. Washington's letter to the President of Congress on the surrender of the British army under Lord Cornwallis... See More  

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673233

Reflecting on the highlights of the Revolutionary War... Map of a naval battle...

Item #673233
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1781  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content including war reports, news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits.

A lengthy article: "Interesting Debate in the House of Peers" includes som... See More  

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673232

Reflecting on the highlights of the Revolutionary War... Map of a naval battle...

Item #673232
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1781  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content including war reports, news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits.

A lengthy article: "Interesting Debate in the House of Peers" includes som... See More  

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673231

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

Item #673231
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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673230

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

Item #673230
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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673229

Naval action in the Chesapeake... Mention of John Paul Jones... The Franklin Stove...

Item #673229
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1781 

"Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" has some nice talk concerning America & the Revolutionary War, including in part: "...that a treaty was entered into between the city of Amsterdam and America...For instance, if the independence of the Colonies should be declared, it might in that case be ratified...&quo... See More  

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673227

Terrific foldout map of St. Augustine, Florida, & vicinity... And a map of Chagre, Panama...

Item #673227
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before it June 20, 1740" which is a very nice print showing the castle along the Matanza River plus the position of various ships, troops, and other features noted in the key beneath
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673226

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #673226

January 13, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 13, 1757, Oct. 31, 1769, Sept. 26, 1765, Jan. 20, 1767, & March 14, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures a... See More  

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673225

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #673225

March 21, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 21, 1797  All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of A Ne... See More  

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673202

Settling on the Mississippi... Judaica content...

Item #673202
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1772  Among the articles are: "A Proposal for Abolishing Tythes...and furnishing every Parish throughout the Kingdom with an able Minister" "On the Present Appearance of the Planet Jupiter", an interesting & lengthy article: "J. P.'s Plans for a Settlement on the Mississippi Objected to" is very descriptive an... See More  

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673201

Christianizing the Indians in North America...

Item #673201
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1772  Among  the articles are: "Account of the Revolution in Sweden" "Description of the Wild Pine of Jamaica" "Account of a Model for a Bridge in Ireland" "Description of the Mosque in Kew Gardens" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the Mosque. Also: "A Scheme for Propagating the Gosp... See More  

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673200

Plate of a monkey and an emu...

Item #673200
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1772  This issue has a wide range articles which take up the bulk of the 48 pages, and also includes the two plates which are called for. One has related articles headed: "A Description of an uncommon Kind of Monkey..." and a description of "The Emeu [emu], or Casoar [cassowary]" with the plate showing both. The other full pag... See More  

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673199

Nice map of Poland... New settlements on the Mississippi...

Item #673199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1772  Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map  titled: "A Map of Poland with Its Appendages: Shewing the Late Partition of that Kingdom." which actually shows from Sweden to Hungary to Turkey to the Ukraine, to Russia & elsewhere as well. This map measures 8 1/2 by 10 inches & is in great condit... See More  

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