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View of the Northern Coast of Russia...

Item #643201

* Illustration of the Northern Coast of Russia

Perhaps the best feature in this issue is the article: "...Discoveries of the Russians on the N.E. Coast of Asia", with accompanying view shown at the top of an included plate/print (see images).

Among the other interesting items are: "A Description of the Province
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News from America...

Item #643200
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1786  One of the articles is: "Circumstances Relative to the Discovery of Henry I's Bones". A wide range of other articles as well.

Near the back is "American Intelligence" which includes: "An act was passed on the 11th of March...authorising the delegates of the province of South Carolina...to subscribe & ratify an ... See More  

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General Murray on retiring from Quebec...

Item #643124

September 01, 1766

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1766  Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.

News under: "British North America" includes an address from the Council in Quebec to Governor James Murray on his retirement from that position, with his response to the Council. Further on are more letters to... See More  

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John Hancock resigns as President of Congress...

Item #643047

August 01, 1786

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1786  Included is a: "Topographical Description of Hastings in Sussex", England, which also includes a nice foldout plate; "Jew's Harp"; much on the: "Summary of Proceedings in the Third Session of Parliament"; and so much more. News the back is almost a full page of reports headed: "American News". Amon... See More  

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Sewall & the churches in New England... The Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #643046
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1746  Nine 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.

Three pages are taken up with a lengthy list of: "Ships Taken from the French & Spaniards&q
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John Wesley in Savannah, Georgia...

George Washington's state-of-the-union address to Congress...

Item #642848
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792 

* Washington's State of the Union Address

* John Wesley's trip to Savannah, Georgia

* a tradesman's token (image)

Included under the heading: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which has the full text of Washington's annual state-... See More  

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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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John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #642839
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  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 United States of America, had a private audience of his majesty, to deliver his credentials. This day Col. Smith (late aid-de-camp to Gen. Washington, arrived, in cha... See More  

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Very early balloon flights... Print of waterspouts in Jamaica...

Item #642837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783 

* From the end of the Revolutionary War

* Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons

The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions).

Further on is nearly a full page on a repor... See More  

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News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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Colonists preparing for trouble... reports from Boston, New York, and Hartford...

Item #642810
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1769  There is a full page headed "American News" including reports several reports from Boston, including: "...There is much talk...the most malignant insinuations...& speaks of deep & dark designs...of 30,000 men ready to take up arms...and of a design to throw off the dependence of the colonies on the mother country...&quo... See More  

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Great and abundant content from America...

Item #642808
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1768  The inside includes: "American Transactions Continued" from the previous issue which takes over 10 pages with a great wealth of content concerning the growing tensions between England & the American colonies. Perhaps this lengthy text is summed  up best with one paragraph: "...We wish & pray for the happy time w... See More  

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Address of the governor of Massachusetts...

Item #642805

* Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet

The prime feature is: "A Letter from the Earl of Shelburne to his Excellency Governor Barnard" of Massachusetts, which is followed by a piece prefaced with: "The General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay having treated the above letter with great freedom, Governor Bernard put an end to the Ses... See More  

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Engraving of the Corsican chief Pascal Paoli... Article by Ben Franklin...

Item #642804

* Ben Franklin letter regarding the poor

* Engraving of Pascal Paoli of Corsica

* Early fire engine

* Reports from America, including Indians

Taking nearly two pages is a letter: "Hardheartedness to the Poor Considered" which was written by Ben Franklin, although signed: "Medius" (see https://founders.archives.gov/docum... See More  

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Proclamation of 1763... Battles at Detroit & Bushy Run...

Item #642794
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1763 

* Battles of Bushy Run & Detroit

* Western Pennsylvania

* Pontiac's Rebellion

The prime content in this issue is: "By the King, a Proclamation" which calls for the disposition of newly acquired American territories, which does not allow English settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains, and requires all colonis... See More  

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Trouble with the Indians in America...

Item #642793
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1763  The issue begins with: "Two Proposals for Establishing a Lasting Peace & Friendship with the Indians in North America" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Other articles include: "Account of the Discovery & Conquest of Siberia"; a letter: "To Peter Collinson, Esq., from the Rev. Jared Eliot at Killingsworth in ... See More  

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Louisiana & the Mississippi River described... Trouble with Indians in America...

Item #642792
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1763  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the nearly 3 1/2 page article: "An Account of the Commerce of Louisiana" which is quite detailed (see for potions) and also includes: "...the Mississippi is a very rapid as far as the Missouri, which is about 1200 miles from its mouth, which, though it makes it difficult to ... See More  

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Siege of Havana, Cuba... Plate of a new prison...

Item #642788
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1762  The prime content is the lengthy text concerning the taking of Havana, Cuba. The Battle of Havana was a military action in the spring & summer of 1762 which was part of the Seven Years' War, or the French & Indian War for that portion fought in the Americas, during which British forces besieged & captured the city of Havana wh... See More  

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Battle of Quebec in the French & Indian War...

Item #642781
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1759 

* Battle of the Plains of Abraham

* Capture of Quebec, Canada

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 &qu
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Three great plates on the Seven Years' War...

Item #642780
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1759  Of prime interest are the 3 full page plates on the Seven Years' War, the first titled: "A Map of the Part of Westphalia in which the French Army Were Defeated , Aug. 1, 1759" which shows much details (see), the plate titled: "Line of Battle of the Allied Army Before the Engagement on the First of August, 1759", plus ... See More  

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Capture of Fort Frontenac...

Item #642778
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758 

* Fort Frontenac captured

* French and Indian War

The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War  prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the sit... See More  

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A map of the Rhine River... Cape Breton...

Item #642773
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758  The prime feature is the full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Dusseldorph [Dusseldorf]...".

One of the articles: "The Best Way of Constructing the Arches of Bridges" includes a nice print of a bridge arch. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news events of the day,... See More  

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The French & Indian War... Map of Emden, Germany...

Item #642772
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1758  A rather lengthy article inside this issue begins: "The experience of the campaigns in 1755 and 1756 had convinced our commanders in chief that there would be no end of the war on either side so long as our armies aimed at nothing further than traversing from place to place either for the defence or attack of a few straggling forts in a ... See More  

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Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #642767
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map fold... See More  

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Why France declared war against England: French & Indian War begins...

Item #642766

* France declaration of war w/ England

* Early America

The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".

Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in wha... See More  

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State of affairs in Pennsylvania... John Wesley letter...

Item #642765
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1756  Among the articles within is a "Letter from Mr. Wesley Confirming the Yorkshire Earthquake", signed by him in type: John Wesley, the noted evangelist and founder of Methodism.

Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dia... See More  

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Views through a microscope... Reports from Jamaica and America...

Item #642758
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1754  Present is a foldout plate showing: "...a new contrivance for the Scaping of Clocks & Watches, and Seven Minute Objects as Magnified by the Microscope" (see image), which includes the related article: "Microscopical Objects, with cuts & Remarks".

In the "Historical Chronicle" section near the back are a... See More  

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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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Royal Naval Hospital in Gosport, England...

George Whitefield's Character of Man Justified...

Item #642749
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1751  There is a very nice foldout plate titled: "A Perspective View of the Royal Hospital now building for the Reception of Sick and Wounded Seamen at Gosport in Hants." (see). There is a related article on this as well.

Included within are: "Whitefield's Character of Man Justified" "Filtering Ciste
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Letters from Charleston, Jamaica, and Nova Scotia...

Item #642737
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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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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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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Map of Italy... Comets...

Item #642719
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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James Oglethorpe fights the Spanish in Georgia, Florida...

Item #642717
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1740 

* Battle of Jenkins' Ear

* James Oglethorpe

* Georgia & Florida

 Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, plus a report datelined "Hampton Road, Virginia, July 24, 1740" which takes a full column telling of military affairs ... See More  

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Safe and free trade in the Americas...

Item #642707

* 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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Sugar colonies and American plantations...

Item #642700
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1736  Of particular interest are: "Account of Duties payable in any of the British Plantations in America" and "Petition of the Merchants trading to the Sugar Colonies Presented". Nice to have these early colonial reports.

Among other articles noted in the table of contents are: "Sons of Noah had not more Children than M... See More  

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Oglethorpe works with the Indians to settle Georgia...

Item #642690
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1733  The most notable item is the report taking three-quarters of a column and headed: "From Georgia" with a Savannah dateline, and reading in part: "Mr. Oglethorpe return'd from Charles Town...& found here the Chief men of all the Lower Creek Nation...to treat of an alliance with the Colony. Mr. Oglethorpe received them in o... See More  

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Barton Booth's obituary...

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

Item #642689

* 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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First year of publication... 1st edition...

Item #642684
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1731 (first edition)  Perhaps the most interesting content is found near the back under "The Monthly Intelligencer" which includes among other news reports from throughout Europe: "Mordecai Jacob Devries, a Jew convicted the last sessions at the Old Bailey of forging a Bill of Exchange for 450 l. stood on the pillory facing the R.... See More  

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Patriotic plea by John Dickinson... John Hancock & his troubles...

Item #642654
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769  Contents include: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area (see for portions) and taking over 4 pages; "...Letter from General Paoli to ... See More  

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Very early plastic surgery... Trial for the mutiny on the Bounty...

Item #642592
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  October, 1794  Included is a fascinating--and extremely early--account of what we would call plastic surgery, being a letter from the East Indies which notes in part: "...the following very curious, and, in Europe, I believe, unknown chirugical [archaic spelling of 'surgery'] operation which has long been practiced in India with success... See More  

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

Item #642574

June 01, 1800

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

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

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

Item #642516
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see).

There is a nice letter concerning early hot air bal... See More  

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Trouble in America...

Item #642514
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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Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642354
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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Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #642331

* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago

* American Revolutionary War era

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

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

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Siege of Newport, Rhode Island... Map of Dominica...

Item #642290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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Ticonderoga... Article by Ben Franklin... Much more...

Item #642257
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777  Inside has: "Some of the Circumstances which Inevitably retard the Progress of a Northern Army through the uninhabited Countries of America" deals with the difficulties of Burgoyne's army in the colonies, not used to being in an environment so heavily forested. This interesting article takes nearly two pages. Further on is: "... See More  

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The Black Hole of Calcutta... Battle of German Flatts...

Item #642119
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1758  The prime content would be: "A Genuine Narrative of the Sufferings of the Persons who were confined in the Prison called the Black Hole, in Fort William at Calcutta, in the Kingdom of Bengal after the surrender of that Placed to the Indians in June, 1756...".  This report by Holwell is considered the definitive report of thi... See More  

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Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

Item #642101
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770  This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770" (see). This map shows the Balkan peninsula and includes the region from then-German... See More  

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