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642514

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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642354

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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$65.00
642331

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #642331
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 



* 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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$110.00
642290

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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$110.00
642257

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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642119

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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642101

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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$128.00
642092

Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #642092
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  There 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 back is the ... See More  

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$34.00
642075

H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...

Item #642075
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744



* HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found!




October issue:

Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into
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642039

The beheading of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France...

Item #642039
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1793 



* Marie Antoinette beheaded

* The Queen of France

* Common hangman




Near the back under the heading: "Obituary of Considerable Persons", and amongst the listings of many others, is the very historic report of the beheading of Marie Antoinette, the text beginning: "Guillotined, at Paris, in her 38th year, being born Nov... See More  

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642036

Beheading of King Louis XVI...

Item #642036
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1793  The best content is the report headed: "Particular Account of the Murder of Louis XVI" which gives considerable detail of the closing moments of his life, ending with: "...The Confessor fell upon his knees, and implored the King's blessing, who gave it him with an affectionate embrace. The religious & good Monarch the... See More  

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642035

Obituary of naval hero John Paul Jones...

Item #642035
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792 (note the typesetting error of the date on the titlepg.)



* John Paul Jones death - pirate ?

* Revolutionary War naval commander

* "Father of the American Navy"




The most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul  Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not s... See More  

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642030

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #642030
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 



* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)



This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More  

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$259.00
641387

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #641387
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), which is also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.

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

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641376

Washington's letter resigning as commander-in-chief...

Item #641376
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August & September, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congre... See More  

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$230.00
641361

Great foldout map of the world... French & Indian War...

Item #641361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1755   Certainly the prime item in this issue is the great foldout map titled: "A Map of the World on Mercator's Projection" which shows the entire world, although portions of unexplored Canada and the northwest of America are undefined (see). This map folds out to measure 8 by 11 1/2 inches, bound in close to the bottom porti... See More  

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$240.00
641358

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #641358
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  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 Thos. Bowen 1779" (see). The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10... See More  

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641357

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga... Foldout map of Dominica...

Item #641357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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641350

Significant & rare Judaica print... Synagogue at Amsterdam...

Item #641350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1778



* Rosh Hashanah - the sounding of the ram's horn - print

* Rare look inside the Synagogue at Amsterdam


* General Burgoyne re: the Battle of Saratoga



Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice, rare foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam,... See More  

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$325.00
640802

Philadelphia described... Discussion on the Jew Bill...

Item #640802
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and Answers". There are 13 "Objections", each with an answ... See More  

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$118.00
640800

British Jew Bill... Engraving of a church in Charleston...

Item #640800
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753  This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind in America. The design was sent us from Charles-Town [Charleston] where
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$240.00
640776

French & Indian War... Braddock at Fort DuQuesne...

Item #640776
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1755  Over two pages are taken up with: "A Scheme Proposed for Driving the French out of the Continent of America in one Year's Time" which includes some interesting reporting on the on-going French & Indian War, including a list of 14 items which could be done to be successful (see). Bits include: "The seven ships built ... See More  

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640770

Virginia... Repeal of the British Jew Bill of 1753...

Item #640770
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1754 



* Jewish Naturalisation Act repealed



The prime content would be under the heading: "A Summary of the Proceedings in the Last Sessions of Parliament..." which reports the repeal of the famous Jew Bill of 1753. In 1753 a bill passed Parliament to allow Jews to become naturalized citizens but an uproar caused the bill to b
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640673

The doctrine of original sin... James Logan's legacy to Philadelphia...

Item #640673
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766  Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".

Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More  

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640634

A tornado described and illustrated...

Item #640634

August 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, August, 1799  Included is a very interesting letter taking nearly half a page which describes the "phenomenon" of what we consider a relative common cyclone, or tornado. But apparently at the time, in England, such events were almost unknown. Interesting reading as the eye-witness describes the tornado (see). Adjacent to it is a full page plate... See More  

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640631

Plate of erupting Mount Vesuvius...

Item #640631
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1767  This issue features a terrific full page plate captioned: "Mount Vesuvius with its Eruptions in the Year 1767" which is accompanied by a detailed article as well (see).

There is an article: "Resolutions of the Province of New York"

Among the articles within are: "Remarkable Trials in the Star Chamber" "... See More  

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640629

Print of counterfeit coins... Oliver Cromwell...

Item #640629
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1741



* Engraving of counterfeit coins

* Much on Oliver Cromwell



Near the back is an article on counterfeit coins, including two engravings of a shilling and a guinea (see). Among other articles are: "A Slight Worse than an Injury" "Influence of Cromwell's Hypocrisy" "Bad Tendency of Modern Good Breeding&qu
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640628

Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed...

Item #640628
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. See the hyperlink for much more on him. The report includes: "The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing. Turpin behaved in an undaunted manner; as he mounted the ladder, feeling hi... See More  

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640626

Comets, stars and astronomy interest...

Item #640626
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1742  One of the articles is concerning a comet,and it includes a nearly half page engraving of various celestial bodies including the comet discussed.

Other items in this issue include: "The Art of Deciphering" "Debate in Holland on Augmenting their Forces" "Observations on Scheme V for Registering Wool" a poem t
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640625

Stomach cleansing brush...

Item #640625
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, 1750  This "Supplement" issue was created at the end of the year.

The first article is the continuation of the: "History of the Crusades" with related subheads including "Jerusalem Retaken--Crusade against the Pagans". Other articles include: "Lunar Observations", "Amendment Proposed
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640622

A letter from Ben Franklin...

Item #640622
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London.  This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More  

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640621

First settlement in Australia: Botany Bay...

Item #640621
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1789 



* Commodore Philips arrives at Botany Bay

* Early report on settling Australia



By far the most significant item is the first detailed account in print (London Chronicle of Feb. 24 gives a one sentence report) of the settlement at Botany Bay by Captain Arthur Philips. The article takes approximately 2 1/2 columns and includes details of... See More  

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640617

First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

Item #640617

February 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 



* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* 1st English Channel crossing print

* "Peter the Wild Boy"




Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the ... See More  

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640612

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #640612
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin




Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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640499

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #640499
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
... See More  

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$520.00
640495

Map of South America... Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #640495

January 01, 1749

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map of "South America" which folds out to 9 1/2 by 11 inches. A very displayable & detailed map in great condition.

Among the articles within are: "Articles of the Treaty of Utrecht" between England and France, which takes over 3 pages and i
... See More  

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640493

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

Item #640493
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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640478

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

Item #640478
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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640477

Off to Savannah, Georgia... Early on the game of chess...

Item #640477
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733



* Early article on playing the game of Chess

* Settlers off to the colony of Georgia




Near the back is a short bit reading: "Embarked on board the Savannah, 132 persons for the new Colony of Georgia."

There is also a very nice & early article on the game of chess, headed: "Of The Game of Chess" which begins: "... See More  

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$78.00
640466

A voyage around the world...

Item #640466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1769  The first five pages of this issue are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Voyage of the Swallow Sloop Round the World" which includes much descriptive text (see for beginning). a note on a pamphlet titled: "The true constitutional Means for Putting an end to the disputes between Great Britain & the American Colonies"... See More  

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640462

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #640462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on the game of cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very i
... See More  

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$160.00
640457

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

Item #640457
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 by 7 inches. There is a related article head
... See More  

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$168.00
640456

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #640456
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 



* Great ship illustration



Certainly the feature item in this issue 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 id... See More  

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$200.00
640368

Early study on the gout disease...

Item #640368
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1807  The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the causes of gout.

Complete in 55 pages and is in nice condition due to the use ... See More  

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640367

Early prevention Of dueling...

Item #640367
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  England, September, 1807  The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the prevention of dueling amongst the people.

Complete in 50+ pages.... See More  

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640365

Sea used for bathing... gypsies...

Item #640365
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1802  The first page has an an article on the use of the sea for bathing purposes. "As the origin of the General Sea-bathing Infirmary at Margate... as long as science and humanity shall be united, in facilitating the easy access to medical aid, and in perfecting the restoration of health to the lower classes of the community...&q... See More  

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640340

George Washington letters regarding the Jay Treaty...

Item #640340
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1795 

Near the back are various news reports including a section headed: "America" which has a letter to the Select Men of Boston signed in type by the President: George Washington, relating to the Jay Treaty. This is followed by a letter from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia to the President, also relating to the Jay Treaty... See More  

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$37.00
640325

Cook's voyage to the Hawaiian Islands with a related print...

Item #640325
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook death

* Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands




This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from February, 1779 when he returned to the Hawaiian... See More  

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$177.00
640308

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print...

Item #640308
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook - Third Voyage


* Aleutian & Hawaiian Islands




This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after October, 1778 when he was expl... See More  

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$148.00
640305

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print..

Item #640305
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Bering Sea - Alaska




This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the ... See More  

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$146.00
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