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642755

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

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

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642746

Death of the Prince of Wales... Handel's Messiah...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1751  There is an interesting report of a performance of Handel's Messiah, which includes: "Was performed in the chapel of the Foundling Hospital the sacred oratorio Messiah, under the direction of G.F. Handel, Esq., who himself play'd a voluntary on the organ; the amount of the sum for the tickets delivered out was above 600 pounds
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642737

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

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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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642721

Much on the Battle of Dettingen, with an engraving...

Item #642721
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743  This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the on
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642720

The Northwest Passage to China thru Canada...

Item #642720
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1742  There is a nice article on finding a Northwest passage to China which reports on explorations through the northern regions of present-day Canada. It includes a letter datelined: "From on Board his Majesty's Ship the Furnace, in Churchill River, North America, June 21, 1742". Another interesting article has: "Extract o
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642719

Map of Italy... Comets...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742 



* 18th century map of Italy

* Comets with diagram




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 (see). Also included with the maps are Corsica, Sa
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642514

Trouble in America...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1769  Among the articles in this issue are: "A Description of the Copper Mine at Ecton Hill"; over two pages on: "A Continuation of the Most Interesting transactions in America..." continued from the January issue, which has some great reading concerning the troubles between America & England, one portion noting: "Re... See More  

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642354

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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639932

A comet study in 1744...

Item #639932
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1744  Over 13 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Among various other articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Why Polit
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632980

The meteor in North America...

Item #632980
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1752  Among the various articles of interest in this issue are: "Plan of the New London Hospital" with a drawing of it (see photo), a continuation of: "History of the Incas of Peru" "Benefits Arising from Inoculation" "An Exact Representation of a very Remarkable Meteor seen in North America" with  a diagram... See More  

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629784

French and Indian War...

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

Nea... See More  

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629086

Concerning the Battle of the Nile...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1799  Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a detailed letter signed in type by: Horatio Nelson, which related to his efforts just before and at the Battle of the Nile in which he defeated Napoleon Buonaparte (see).

Included are both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's... See More  

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628392

Battle of Dettingen: last time a British King led troops into battle...

Item #628392
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1743  Much on the Battle of Dettington - the last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle (see images).

One of the article is titled: "Objections to Mr. Yate's Theory of Comets" which includes one small engraving.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "On the Battle at Bettingen&q
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628341

Death of Edmund Halley...

Item #628341
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1742 Near the back of the issue under the heading: "A List of Deaths for the Year 1745" is a short & inconspicuous entry--although historically significant--reading: "Dr. Edmund Halley, Astronomy Professor to his Majesty, aged 82." This is the famed Edmund Halley for whom Halley's comet is named, and who was the first m
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625993

John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #625993
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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625978
Item #625978

March 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785  Articles within include: "Notices of Handel" the famed composer; "Dr. Johnson at Cambridge" and a wealth of other British-themed articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which provides the latest news of the day, as well as: "Proceedings in the Present session of Parliament".

Included is o... See More  

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625448

Tobacco... Judaica...

Northwest Passage through America...

Item #625448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1744



* Judaica mention

* Tobacco is not a poison

* Exploring a northwest passage through America




Of greatest interest are: "Of a North-West Passage, Probability of it allowed by Mr.Dobbs & Capt. Middleton" which  takes over 3 pages with much great text on exploring America, "Tobacco not a Poyson [sic
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625386

Great print of a naval attack... Map of an island off France...

Item #625386
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1761  This issue features two full page pages, one being a nice & very detailed map of "Belle Isle", a small island off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay (see images), which has a descriptive article accompanying it. The other plate is a rare one as it shows a naval bombardment captioned: "The Attack of Severndroog... See More  

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623525

Florida described...

Item #623525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1766  A very nice and detailed article is: "An Account of East Florida" (see), taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Laws Ill Executed with respect ot Vagabonds" "Miraculous Cure of a Consumption" "Charter Granted to the East India Company" ; much on: "Finances of this Kingdom" "L... See More  

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623382

Plate of a monkey and an emu...

Item #623382
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 (see). The other fu... See More  

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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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619610

Jamaica Anthelmia...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1751  Over two pages are taken up with: "An Account of the Incas or Emperors of Peru..." with a related plate of them in the November issue.

Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).

Other items in t
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619603

South Carolina weather...

Item #619603
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, :London, March, 1753  Included in this issue is a description and print of a marine animal now known as a seahorse; "Dry Weather in Carolina" which has a dateline of "Charles-Town [Charleston], Aug. 1, 1752" (see); a nearly full page illustration of: "Saturn & His Symbols"; a nearly full page on the "Moon's Eclipse"... See More  

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617546

Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item #617546
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More  

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617544

Discovery of perpetual motion...

Item #617544
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1772  Among the articles in this issue are; "Memoirs of the Life of Sir Henry Fynes" "Characteristics of Saxon and Norman Architecture" "Perpetual Motion Said to be Discovered" and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. Included is a report from ... See More  

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616630

Treatment in the West Indies... Early Masonic item...

Item #616630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among the
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615630

Map of Maestricht... Troubles in Boston...

Item #615630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1748  Among the items in this issue are a full page map headed: "Plan of the Late Fire in Cornhill" with a listing of the various tenants displaced by the fire; "Observations of a New Comet" with a related small print; "Description of the Imperial City of Aix La Chappelle"; "Account of the Fortress of Maestricht&q... See More  

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615626

Print of a new brewing machine...

Item #615626
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1761  Among the many articles within this issue are: "An Account of the War in India" "Case of an Ancient Physician" "History of the Republick of Geneva" "Proposal for Improving Botany" "Some Proceedings in Last Sessions of Parliament" and more.

There is a full page plate of an: "Impression of... See More  

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615415

Death of the Prince of Wales...

Item #615415
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1751 The first article is: "On the Death of the Prince of Wales" which takes 2 pages. There is more on the: "Death of the Prince of Wales" near the back of the issue. This is followed by: "Of the Great Black Wasp of Pennsylvania" which includes a nice illustration of it (see).

There is a nice full page plate showing a
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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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609768

Torture device illustrated... Madras, India...

Item #609768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1747 One page has an interesting engraving of: "...a cruel machine...supposed to be made use of by the rebels to extort confession..." with the text going on to describe its use (see). Another page has a print of: "...a Stone found in Cast Steeds Garden..." with an inscription (see).

Another page is taken up with: "A Suc
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608064

Duties on beer, ale, spirits...

Item #608064
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1744  Over 19 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Among other items found in this issue is a full page chart of: "Duties Paid on Spirit
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607476

Study of the earth... much on comets...

Item #607476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1744 (this is an incomplete issue, missing pages 197-200.)  Among the various articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Virtues of Tar Water against the Smallpox, Ulceration of the bowels, Consumptive Cough..." "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth Continued" "An Account of Comets" "
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607276

John Peter Zenger & freedom of the press...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1737



* Ad regarding John Peter Zenger's "freedom of the press" trial



The back page has a small note of the publishing of a book, reading: "The Tryal of John Peter Zenger, who was lately tried & acquitted for printing and publishing a Libel against the Government." This is the famed Zenger trial--publisher of the New... See More  

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605484

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #605484
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 sh... See More  

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605483

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #605483
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* From the enemy




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 ... See More  

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593905

Details on the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle...

Item #593905
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,  London, October, 1748  One of the better items in this issue is discussion of the proceedings at Aix la Chapelle towards the treaty that would end tthe War of the Austrian Succession in Europe. A bit further on is: "The Substance of the Articles of the Definitive Treaty of Peace" which takes over a full page.

Lacking the plate and map called for.... See More  

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593903

Early news from America...

Item #593903
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November,1748  The most significant content in this issue would be the "General & Definitive Treaty of Peace", more commonly known as the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. This treaty takes five pages.

Other items in this issue are: "A Pulmonic Machine" with a print of it, appearing to be mu... See More  

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593710

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #593710
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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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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592659

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

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



* Early Alaska



Perhaps the primary item in this issue is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &
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592230

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #592230
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news ... See More  

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589437

Trouble in America... Plate of an erupting Mt. Vesuvius...

Item #589437
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1769 



* Mount Vesuvius eruption

* Gulf of Naples, Italy




The reverse side of the title/contents  page is entirely taken up with: "Advices  from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition t... See More  

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585531

Map of Germany... French & Indian War...

Item #585531
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760 



* Battle of Quebec

* Map of the war in Germany

* French and Indian War




A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page (see for portions). There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which in... See More  

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584496

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason...

Item #584496
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Discussion of the American War



  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loy... See More  

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584495

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #584495
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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582636

Cornwallis, Clinton, Charleston...

Item #582636
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.

Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see photos). A... See More  

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568638

Full page of American news...

Item #568638
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1767  The first article is: "An Authentick Narrative of the Many horrid Cruelties inflicted by Mrs. Elizabeth Brownrigg upon her Poor Apprentice Girls" which includes a full page plate of their plight (see), and the four page article.

Among other articles are: "A Description of a Deer of the Cape of Good Hope" which is acco... See More  

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567336

Map of Maastricht, The Netherlands...

Item #567336
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1747



*
Map of Maastricht, The Netherlands



A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 17
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212736

Foldout plate of Rheims Cathedral...

Item #212736
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1773  A feature of this issue is the very nice foldout print (in reddish ink) titled: "Elevation and Geometrical Profile of the Abbe Church of St. Nicaise at Rheims". For more on the Rheims Cathedral see the web. The plate measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches and has a related article.

Also a full page plate titled: "Curiosities found in the... See More  

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