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670196

Burning of Portsmouth and Norfolk by the British...

Item #670196

June 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1779  Near the back are over 3 pages of reports headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from General Clinton to George Germain dated at New York which relates to a letter from General Mathew to General Henry Clinton dated at Portsmouth, Virginia & accompanied by a letter from Sir George Collier to Clinton, both of which relate some ... See More  

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670151

News from America: the Stamp Act...

Item #670151

March 16, 1782

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782  Page 2 has a report which mentions: "After the stamp act took place in America, the news printers there put a large black border round their  newspapers, to denote their being in mourning; and we hear from Cleveland in Yorkshire, that a wag in that neighbourhood has copied the example, by putting a black border round many of the post... See More  

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670149

News from NewYork City...

Item #670149

November 03, 1766

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 3, 1766  Page 2 is mostly taken up with news reports headed: "America" with datelines from Martinique and New York, the latter having details concerning a trial.

Four pages, handsome masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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670147

Napoleon abandons his efforts in Egypt...

Item #670147

July 27, 1799

THE NORFOLK CHRONICLE OR NORWICH GAZETTE, England, July 27, 1799 



* Rare 18th Century title



The masthead features a nice engraving. Various news from throughout England plus the back page has: "Total Defeat Of Buonaparte" which notes in part: "...from Chezar Ghazi Achmed Pacha...General Buonaparte had entirely ceased since the beginning of May to fire upon the fortress...... See More  

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670145

Trouble in the colonies...

Item #670145

September 12, 1767

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Sept. 12, 1767  Page 3 contains a biting speech by the Lt. Governor of West Florida to the Assembly, noting in part: "...I find much of your attention taken up in unworthy attempts to throw reflections upon my conduct...the most insolent & shameful resolutions that any Assembly ever presented to a Governor...What must other Colonies think of you whe... See More  

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670139

Early Florida mention...

Item #670139

September 12, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 12, 1767  Page 2 has a report noting that Halifax, Nova Scotia, has: "...upwards of 300 houses have been built in that place within the course of two years...".

Another page has a report taken from "The South Carolina Gazette", mostly taken up with of the Lt. Governor of West Florida which includes: "...What most other Colonie... See More  

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670137

Cherokees asking for peace...

Item #670137

November 11, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1760  Inside has a brief report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, noting: "Letter from Augusta...advise that about 4 days ago they were informed that the Cherokees were asking for a peace...".

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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670135

How the French in Canada relate to the British government...

Item #670135

January 03, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1764  Inside has most of a column taken up with a letter from Quebec, which includes in part: "I have the pleasing satisfaction to acquaint you every think is quiet here; affairs in general go on as well as can be wished...upon the Definitive Treaty of Peace coming over here, the declaration made therein relating to the debts due from the French Kin... See More  

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670133

Franklin and Adams in France... Much more...

Item #670133

April 21, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




An inside page includes: "...from Paris that the French had absolutely sent a considerable force to America & that six sail of the line & a number of frigates were shortly to follow them..." and "...M. Gerrard, Minister Plenipotentiary to the American... See More  

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670130

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #670130

April 27, 1738

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, April 27, 1738 



* Early 18th century

* Rare title




This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring several issues, and is quite rare as such. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 & 3 are entirely taken up with various reports from "London".

A ... See More  

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670121

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #670121
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  Dec. 30, 1704  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common.

A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides, 8 by 13 inches, very discrete repair to a lower blank corner, very nice condition.

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670117

Reuniting with England? The situation at Charleston...

Item #670117

March 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French allianc... See More  

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670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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670114

Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Early pest-control advertisement



The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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670113

A title rarely offered...

Item #670113

May 08, 1691

MERCURIUS REFORMATUS, OR THE NEW OBSERVATOR,  London, England, May 8, 1691 



* 17th century original

* Rare publication




A quite uncommon newspaper done in question/answer format, whereby a topic, or topics, are raised and then discussed. 

The topics indicated under the masthead in this issue are: 1. His Majesty's Journey to Holland. 2 The Zeal of the French to accompany t... See More  

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670112

Early and rare title... Pirates and the Plague...

Item #670112

June 28, 1666

THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, June 28, 1666 



* Very early publication

* The Great Plague

* Early pirates - piracy




This is a very rare title as it lasted for only for a matter of months, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666.

The front page has a report from Rome noting in part: "...The Popes Gallies are in the mean time ordered to cruis... See More  

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670108

John Floyer appointed Secretary of New-England...

Item #670108

May 24, 1715

THE POST-BOY, London, May 24, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The back page has a brief report mentioning America: "John Floyer, Esq; is appointed Secretary of New-England, in the room of Isaac Addington, lately deceas'd."

A single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, scattered foxing, two handsome engravings in the masthead. Nice c... See More  

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670106

Report of Indian troubles in 1724...

Item #670106

December 24, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 24, 1724 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings

* Early Native Americans - Indians




At the top of the front page is a report datelined: "Boston in New-England, Nov. 9" reading: "Last week arrived Mr. Trisket & one Mr. Hunter from Canada, who bring advice that the best accounts they could get from the Indians that ... See More  

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670105

A handsome newspaper...

Item #670105

March 03, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, March 3, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




One of the nicer mastheads of the early 18th century with two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a post boy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The front page includes: "Tuesday last being the birthday of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the court the... See More  

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670101

Richard Baxter convicted and sentenced...

Item #670101

July 02, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 1, 1685 and July 2, 1685 



* Richard Baxter conviction

* Puritan church leader




This is a pair of newspapers with historic reports on noted English Puritan church leader Richard Baxter, referred to by Dean Stanley as "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen".

The June 1 issue contains a back page report noting: "London, May 30. This af... See More  

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670012

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #670012

December 18, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Dec. 18, 1708  From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original print run of just 400, making this a very rare title.

Defoe's &qu
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669987

Rare 18th century title....

Item #669987
THE UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR & WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 14, 1733 



* Rare 18th century publication



A very uncommon & early title we have rarely offered in our 44 years in this business. The four pages contain various news from London & elsewhere, plus advertisements taking up the entire back page.

Four pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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669849

Very rare variant title to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #669849

February 03, 1713

PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13  A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More  

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669527

Surrender of Belgrade...

George Whitefield... Methodism... Hebrew customs...

Item #669527
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739



* Historical Jewish and Christian content

* George Whitefield

* Surrender of Belgrade



One of the articles within 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 (see photos for portions). Another article ... See More  

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668852

French & Indian War news...

Item #668852

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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668850

Reports from the French & Indian War...

Item #668850

March 03, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1757  Inside has half a column headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline with reports on the French & Indian War. Bits include: "...a number of Cherokees arrived at Halbamar Fort...they had a meeting with the Upper Creeks...solicited them to take part in the war in which they were engaged against the English...That one of the Frenc... See More  

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668701

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #668701

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 14, 1693



* Rare 17th century publication

* Philadelphia Quakers trial book ad




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American colonies.

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668691

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668691

January 24, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 24, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials book advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, and of several remarkable Curiosities therein occurring. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour.&qu... See More  

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668662

Rare print of a manned, Hawaiian canoe... Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War...

Item #668662
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it.

The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: "Memoirs... See More  

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668655

Print of a New Jersey colonial coin...

Item #668655
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. 



* Colonial New Jersey copper coin



Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed America... See More  

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668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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668055

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1682...

Item #668055

December 10, 1688

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1688



* Among the 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, measuri... See More  

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$42.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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667888

Treaty with France...

Item #667888
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a p... See More  

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667830

Canton (Guangzhou), China... A colonial town plan print...

Item #667830
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&qu
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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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667429

Plate of a very strange animal...

Item #667429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761  This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More  

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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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667422

Washington's Farewell Address...

Item #667422
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1796 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a very significant document being President George Washington's Farewell Address. The very lengthy letter, printed here in full and taking nearly 7 pages, is headed: "General Washington's Address to the People of the United States" and w... See More  

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667390

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #667390
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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667381

Defending the criticisms of Jews...

Item #667381
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1731



* A rare 1st edition

* Supporting criticism of the Jews

* Early report from Boston




This is just the third issue of this extremely successful magazine. Several editions of the first several issues were printed in the early 1730's, and are typically identified as such (2nd edition, 3rd edition, etc.) at the bottom of the title page. This ... See More  

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$75.00
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
667199

Map of Havana, Cuba...

Item #667199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna" which also includes a key as to the various points of interest.

An article: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is... See More  

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667165

Death of the King of England...

Item #667165
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760  Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the Town of Mont Royal, commonly called Montreal..." and this is ... See More  

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667160

Battle of Quebec in the French & Indian War... With a map of Quebec...

Item #667160
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1759  This issue contains a terrific & very detailed account of the Battle of Quebec, headed: "Operations of the Army Before Quebec" and "Authentic Accounts of the Proceedings Before Quebec", taking seven pages of text and includes the "Articles of Capitulation Agreed on Between Gen. Townshend & M. DeRamzay, comma... See More  

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667134

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #667134
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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667133

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667133
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature 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" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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$226.00
667124

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667124
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature 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" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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$226.00
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