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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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648712

Interesting Judaica content...

Item #648712
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1813  An inside page has an article which begins: "The following List of Jews is supposed to preserve the names of the first settlers here of that nation...Though the re-admission of the Jews was a matter largely discussed in the time of the Protector, their return did not take place until after the Restoration. In 1663 a Minister of the Po... See More  

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638619

On Ben Franklin's will... Northwest coast of America...

Item #638619
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August, 1790  Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit  noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin]  tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave libert... See More  

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650330

Dealing with the pirates... Greek-Turk Revolution...

Item #650330
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1821  Certainly one of the more famous magazines of the 18th & 19th centuries, having started in 1731 and surviving for over 130 years. This was the very first publication to use the word "magazine".

Among the articles within are those headed: "Westminster Abbey" "Old Sarum & Stonehenge, Accurately Described&quo... See More  

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652296

Major Rogers captured by Indians, then escapes...

Item #652296
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1768  Among the items in this issue are: "Unsuccessful Trial to Cure Canine Madness" "An Account of the Antiquities of Athens" "Dr. P's Discoveries Concerning the Rhinoceros Justified" "List of Members in the Present Parliament" which takes 8 pages. Also: "An Account of the Horned Viper of Egypt"... See More  

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674485

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674487

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674487
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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628341

Death of Edmund Halley... Russia to Persia...

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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655988

On the exchange of prisoners...

Item #655988
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779  Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Near the back under "American News&... See More  

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636193

Provincial half-penny coins... John Wilkes' death...

Item #636193
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies.  Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).

Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More  

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177311

Tennis... Horseracing...

Item #177311

July 01, 1905

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 1, 1905 Front page illustration "An Interrupted Tete-A-Tete" by W. A. Rogers; American Tennis-Players Who Will Compete for the Davis International Trophy in England; Snap-Shots of the Suburban Handicap at Sheepshead Bay; The First Photographs of Japanese Solkiers Held as Prisoners of War in Russia; and other advertisements of the day. See pho... See More  

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180120

Moments in British History & Literature I

Item #180120
Moments in British History & Literature I - 1750s, 1760s, 1770s, and 1780s Each set contains 4 issues, one from each decade shown, providing news of the day, advertisements, etc., revealing a great snapshot of life as it was actually occurring. All issues are London Gazettes, London Chronicles, and Gentlemans Magazines. This is set 1 of a three part collection.

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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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650311

Bostonians complain...

Item #650311
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1767  Among the articles within are: "Observations on the American Locust" which takes nearly two pages and includes three illustrations of them (see); "Journey to the Written Mountains" includes a foldout plate showing the inscriptions there, near the Red Sea (see), measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches; "Acts for the Preservation... See More  

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674559

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674559
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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657796

A "seditious" paper arouses anger in New York... Ancient Temple at Winterborn Abbey...

Item #657796
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1768  Among the items in this issue are: "Ancient Temple at Winterborn Abbey" which includes an illustration; "On the Different Positions of the Great Occipital Aperture in man and Diverse Animals"; and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day & which inclu... See More  

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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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639919

Naming countries to honor Cook and Columbus...

Item #639919
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  December, 1795  Included is an interesting letter suggesting that some countries be re-named since both noted explorers Capt. Cook and Columbus have not been recognized with countries named for them (see images).

Included are full page plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John&#... See More  

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680663

Washington & Gage on the treatment of prisoners...

Item #680663
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795



* Re. Revolutionary War prisoners

* George Washington & Thomas Gage




Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-emin
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651007

James Oglethorpe & the Trustees of Georgia...

Item #651007
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1732  Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which includes a list of the: "Trustees Appointed for Establishing the New Colony in Georgia, Incorporated by a Charter now Passing" and which includes within the list: James Oglethorpe (see photos). There is also a brief item: "From South Carolina".

The issue begins w... See More  

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656790

Nice account of the Battle of the Wabash...

Item #656790

February 01, 1792

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1792  Among the articles are: "Hardy's Translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews" "Publications Relative to the Relief of Roman Catholicks" "Insurrection of the Negroes in St. Domingo" which takes  nearly 4 pages; "Probable Consequences of the Revolution in France" "Proceedings of the National As... See More  

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650160

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #650160

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions). Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his ship... See More  

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579450

Two engraved plates in an uncommon title...

Item #579450
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 



* Uncommon 18th century British title



Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is an: "Authentic Anecdote of Sir Thomas Rumbold" with a full ... See More  

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173518

The real Tom Thumb...

Item #173518

June 03, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 3, 1871 (with Supplement)

Nearly fullpg: 'Land, Ho! Scene on Board an Emigrant Ship'. 'German Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia'. Small illus. "The Fishery Question" by Thomas Nast has an early (and very small) version of the "modern" Uncle Sam.

Also interesting is the article found in the Supplement, ironically placed below an unrelated ... See More  

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173816

The Navy at Key West...

Item #173816

April 11, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 11, 1874 Dblpgctrfld: 'The Naval Review at Key West--Torpedo Practice'. 3/4 pg: 'Driven from their Homes--Flying from an Indian Raid'. Fullpg: 'Sketches in the Far West' shows a view of Ophir City, Utah, and a stagecoach. Ftpg "The Cradle of Liberty in Danger" by Nast; Halfpg "Settler's Cabin on the Side of Bald Mountain" an... See More  

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657760

Map of road from London to Berwick & York... Indians visit London...

Item #657760
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1766 Articles within this issue include: "...Act for Opening & establishing certain ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica for the more free importation and exportation..." "On the Doctrine of Original Sin" 'An Improvement in Common Watches" which includes a print of the gears and workings of a watch (see), and mo... See More  

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180121

Moments in British history & literature II...

Item #180121
Moments in British History & Literature II 1790's, 1800's, 1810's, and 1820's. Each set contains 4 issues, one from each decade shown, providing news of the day, advertisements, etc., revealing a great snapshot of life as it was actually occurring. All issues are London Gazettes, London Chronicles, and Gentlemans Magazines. This is set 2 of a three part collection.

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647237

The will and funeral of Samuel Johnson...

Item #647237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1784  Among the articles are: "Abstract of the Will of the late Justice Russell" which includes a full page plate of him (see photos). Also: "A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Samuel Johnson" which takes 12 pages; and "Antiquities in London Described", "Dr. Johnson's Will & the Ceremonial of his funeral... See More  

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172100

Charles Dickens... Rev. Spugeon...

Item #172100

November 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1857  Front half page illustration of "The Sovereigns at the Theatre at Stuttgardt" with an accompanying article.

Inside contains two large illustrations of "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon" and "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon Preaching to Thirty Thousand People at the Crystal Palace, England." Also inside, two illustration... See More  

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656765

Reward for capturing privateers off Cape Henlopen and Long Island... Battle at Fontenoy...

Item #656765
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1745  There is a half page headed: "Plantation News" with reports from Boston, New York, and Jamaica. The New York report notes offer of a reward: "...to all privateers who shall take or destroy any enemy's privateer on their coast between Cape Henlopen and the east end of Long Island...".

Among many articles in
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642707

Safe and free trade in the Americas...

Item #642707
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1738 



* Pre-taxation trade with America



Near the back is a letter to the King which contains a request and suggested resolutions providing for the safe passage and free trade of subjects of the King an and about the Americas. The response from the King includes: "I am sensibly touch'd with the many hardships & injuries susta
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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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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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654681

The Garden of Eden... Much on early Hebrew history...

Item #654681
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1738 



* The Garden of Eden 



Certainly the most interesting article within this issue is one titled: "Account of the Garden of Eden..." which begins: "Moses tells us that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat...And that afterwards mankind journeyed from thence & settled in the land of Shinar...
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180122

Moments in British history & literature III...

Item #180122
Moments in British History & Literature III 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, and 1860s. Each set contains 4 issues, one from each decade shown, providing news of the day, advertisements, etc., revealing a great snapshot of life as it was actually occurring. All issues are London Gazettes, London Times, and Gentleman's Magazine. This is the 3rd and final set of a three part collection.

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642840

Creating the state of Franklin... Benjamin Martin, famed optician...

Item #642840

August 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785  Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More  

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177141
Item #177141

March 29, 1902

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 29, 1902 Frontpage photo The Man of the Northwest - Mr. James J. Hill; In the Amen Corner; fullpage photos Emperor William's Gift to the Germanic Museum; fullpage photos The Semi-Centennial of the Sault Ste. Marie Canal; fullpage illustration "Easter in the Children's Ward" by Stevens; Easter Observances in Russia with photos; Easter Day ... See More  

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637511

Bound volume, with plates...

Item #637511
Bound volume of GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, from the 1820-1840 period. Contains over 600 pgs. and has at least 8 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Modern bindings and in nice condition.

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174868

Tappan, New York... Thomas Nast cartoon...

Item #174868

April 26, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1884  Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: "The Great Democratic Protectionist". Nice fullpg. of "The Proposed Cathedral at Albany, New York". Text with 3 illustrations of: "Historic Tappan", New York. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: "The Dismal Swamp" & fullpg: "Judge Lynch" shows a mounted "lynch mob", al... See More  

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642689

Barton Booth's obituary...

Report from the American colonies... Lord Baltimore...

Item #642689
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1733



* The death report of Barton Booth

* Poem (extracts) written by Lord Baltimore

* Value of crops in the American colonies




Probably the most notable item is the obituary of Barton Booth (page 269), one of the most celebrated dramatic actors of the early-mid 1700's.



Another interesting article has: "Extracts of a Poem to Lord Baltimo... See More  

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180036

Bound volume, with plates...

Item #180036
Bound volume of GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, from the 1820-1840 period. Contains over 600 pgs. and has at least 6 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Modern bindings, only minor foxing, in nice condition.

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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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567722

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

Lead-up to the Revolutionary War...

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

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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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631739

Provincial half-penny coins... John Wilkes' death...

Item #631739
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies.  Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).

Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... 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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673178

Census report from New Jersey...

Item #673178
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves".

Also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", columns headed by r
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657330

Census report from New Jersey...

Item #657330
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves" (see). There is also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", column
... See More  

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174128

General Miles vs. the Indians...

Item #174128

April 07, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 7, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon. Nice fullpg: 'Gen. Miles's Winter Campaign Against the Indians' shows 9 scenes. Nice ctrfld: 'Sketches Along the route of the Panama Railroad'

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644374

With both full page plates...

Item #644374
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1763  Included is an article: "Description of the Pagoda" which is a full page plate of: "The Great Pagoda" (see photos). Other articles include: "Some Account of the Laws & Regulations in France, called the Police..." "Observations on the Law for Repairing Highways" and other items.

Contains both of the f... See More  

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