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678038

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #678038
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches and is in very nice  condition. It is m... See More  

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678037

Burgoyne on conquering New England by descending from the north...

Item #678037
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1778  Over four pages are taken up with: "As it has been a Doubt by whom the Expedition by the Lakes was plann'd, the following Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada will serve in a great Measure to explain that Mystery", which is signed in type by: J. Burgoyne.

Some great reading on Burgoyne's plan to conquer t... See More  

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678036

France recognizes the Declaration of Independence. Battle of Bennington... Washington at Valley Forge...

Item #678036
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1778  Page 2 has an announcement of France's treaty with the colonies, which includes: "...The United States of North America, who are in full possession of independence as pronounced by them on the 4th of July, 1776..." with more.

An article on the arrival of Voltyairte in Paris reports on him meeting Ben Franklin.

Inside has: "Li... See More  

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678035

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #678035
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778  The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: Horatio Gates.

There is great reading in: "... See More  

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678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail.

This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom r... See More  

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678033

Washington's touching letter to his wife...

Item #678033
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1777, London,  This "supplemental" issue was published at the end of the year and continued the similar format of the monthly issues although not having a full title/index page. Although the table of contents does take the top half of the front page.

The best item in this issue is the quite lengthy letter from George Washingto... See More  

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678032

Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga...

Item #678032
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1777  The very first article is a two page continued: "Debate in the House of Lords on Lord Chatham's Motion for an Address to his Majesty relative to the American War".

This is one of the more historic issues of the Revolutionary War with a terrific amount of war reporting, not the least of which is a fine report on Burgoyne's Su... See More  

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678027

First Battle of Saratoga... Five categories of American politics...

Item #678027
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Nov., 1777  The first article is: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" taking over 4 pages & continued from a previous issue.

Further on is an interesting article: "Political Character of the Americans" which begins: "The people of America, with respect to their political characters, may be divided in... See More  

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678026

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

Item #678026
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: &quo... See More  

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678024

Surrender of Ticonderoga... Washington's Manifesto...

Item #678024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1777  Over 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Letter from Gen. Washington to Gen. Sir William Howe" from Middlebrook, June 10, 1777, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington. This is followed by another letter from Washington to Howe, which begins: "The fortune of war having thrown Major-General Prescot in our hands, I beg leave to propos... See More  

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678022

Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...

Item #678022
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777  The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe.

This fascinating text is followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full pag... See More  

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678021

Americans compelled to declare independence... Howe & Cornwallis retreat to New York...

Item #678021
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1777  The issue begins with a continuation of the: "Debate in the House of Lords...relative to the American War" taking over 5 pages & with much on the Revolutionary War. One bit notes: "...That America never aimed at independence till she was compelled to it by our harsh conduct; and that she is at least unanimous in one thing, n... See More  

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678019

William Howe... Restoring peace...

Item #678019
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777  Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent.

Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in type by William Howe, from New York, on "...Restoring peac... See More  

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678014

New Yorkers pledge allegiance to the King...

Item #678014
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1777  Near the back are several letters from the seat of the Revolutionary War in America, including: "Extract of a Letter from the Gen. Wm. Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated New York, Apr. 1, 1777" which talks of plans to destroy provisions & stores at Peekskill.

Another letter details what was destroyed, with subheads: "Destroyed &... See More  

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678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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678011

Franklin sends a heated letter: friendly terms are beyond hope...

Item #678011
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1777  An article with page heading: "American Independency No New System" is interesting reading, including: "...The Americans, says P. did not originally aim at independence because--what? Because they themselves always pleaded not guilty..." and "...American rebellion, compared to a war with France or Spain, is as the mur... See More  

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678009

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #678009
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice, clean condition (see). There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see for portions).

There is also another artic... See More  

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678007

Washington crosses the Delaware... Much more...

Item #678007
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1777  This issue has much good content on the Revolutionary War, with talk of troop movements in New Jersey and the vicinity.

The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasu... See More  

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678003

Terrific & rare map of the Philadelphia vicinity... Battle of Trenton...

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity.

The map measures 12 by 14 1/2 inches and is in uncommonly... See More  

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678000

British capture Newport, Rhode Island... Benedict Arnold at Lake Champlain...

Item #678000
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1777  The very first article is: "Debates in the House of Commons" which takes over five pages & includes discussion concerning the situation in America. Some bits include: "...that government knew the Americans must have declared for independency before they arrived...his firm opinion that there could be no peace in America wi... See More  

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677990

The Battle of New York with a Revolutionary War map...

Item #677990
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776  A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.

This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which takes over 4 pages, only a few portions of which are shown in the photos. Included is the list of soldie... See More  

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677989

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #677989
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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677988

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #677988
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776  This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my... See More  

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677987

The Battle of Long Island, with a map... Patrick Henry...

Item #677987
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776  This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island".

The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" ... See More  

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677986

Revolutionary War map of America... Analyzing the Declaration of Independence...

Item #677986
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept. 1776  Certainly the prime feature would have to be the great fold out map titled: "A Map of the Country Round Philadelphia including Part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island and Long Island." which shows eastern Penna., portions of Maryland, most of New Jersey, all of Staten Island, Manhattan, Southwest Connecticut and most of Long Island.

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677985

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #677985
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776  It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice conditio... See More  

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677984

Colonies wish to declare themselves "free and independent"...

Item #677984
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1776  It is rare to find newspapers or magazines with the magical date of "July, 1776". Here is one.

The first article is: "Debate on the American Restraining Bill" with has much interesting reading and takes six pages. There are also 3 pages of text on events in America, including: "Proceedings of the American Colonists since ... See More  

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677983

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #677983
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1776  A desired issue if for the date alone, just one month before the Declaration of Independence.

Articles include: "General Carleton's account of the attack on Quebec" which takes about a full page & is signed: Guy Carleton. Also present is a "Letter from General Carleton to General Howe" datelined from Quebec; "Auth... See More  

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677982

The Revolutionary War... A map of Cambridge...

Item #677982
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1776  Articles include a continued: "Debate on the Second Reading of the Bill for Prohibiting all Intercourse with the Colonies in Rebellion" & "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists Since the Passing of the Boston Port Bill" which includes some good talk on the British evacuating Boston, mentioning that: "...L... See More  

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677981

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
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677980

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage... Map of eastern hemisphere...

Item #677980
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776  The first article has five pages on: "Debates in the Present Parliament" which includes much on the situation in America (see for the beginning).

This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full... See More  

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677979

Captain Cook's voyages... The Revolutionary War...

Item #677979
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1776  A nice issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War.

Included is a five page: "Debate...for a bill for composing the present troubles & for quieting the minds of his Majesty's subjects in America", which has some great content on the Revolutionary War.

There is also a great "Letter from Gen. Lee to Gen. Bu... See More  

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677978

Map of South Pole plus much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #677978
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776  This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content.

Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed Vessels" which takes 3 pages.

Also reported here is a: "D
... See More  

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677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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677974

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677974

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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677963

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #677963

December 29, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 6 & 27 and March 6, 1694



* Rare 17th century publication

* Lot of 3 issues over 325 yrs. old




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/a
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677960

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #677960

December 11, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 11, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 8 illustrated ship ads and 2 slavery related ads. One more on page 3 and another on the back page.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor margin wear with light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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677959

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #677959
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

One o... See More  

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677958

Early version of the Articles of Confederation...

Item #677958
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1775  Over three pages taken up with: "Protest entered in the Upper House Against the Bill for Prohibiting all Commercial intercourse with the Confederated Colonies" which is very good reading in defense of America. There is terrific & historic reading taking nearly 2 pages on what is an early version of the Articles of Con
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677957

Boston letter to General Gage...

Item #677957
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1775  The issue begins with: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" includes much talk on America and takes 5 pages of text.

"Proceedings of the American Colonies" reports on the attack on the fort at St. John, Canada, & so much more taking four pages with portions reading: "The ports of America being all sh... See More  

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677956

John Hancock... Early reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #677956
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1775  The first several pages contain a nice account of Parliamentary discussion concerning the troubles in America, a portion including: "...the rebellious war now levied is become more general, & is manifestly carried on for the purpose of establishing an independent empire. I need not dwell upon the fatal effects of the success of such
... See More  

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677955

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #677955
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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677954

Causes & Necessities for Taking Up Arms...

Item #677954
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1775  Taking 3 1/2 pages is "A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, now met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the Causes and Necessities of their taking up Arms", signed in type at the end: John Hancock & Charles Thomson, dated "Philadelphia, July 6, 1775".

This famou... See More  

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677953

Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...

Item #677953
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.

This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm wa... See More  

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677952

Battle of Lexington & Concord... Map of Boston...

Item #677952
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775  Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston" showing just that with much detail. This map measures about 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches and is in great condition.

Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: &... See More  

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677951

Early report on the battle of Lexington & Concord...

Item #677951
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1775  The first five pages contain a nice account of Parliamentary discussion concerning the troubles in America, headed: "Governor Johnson's Speech on the Motion for an Address to His Majesty Respecting the Situation of Affairs in America..." continued from a previous issue. Terrific reading.

Another fine article takes 3 pages & i
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677949

British and Americans preparing for war...

Item #677949
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1775  The first article is a continued debate: "...respecting the Situation of Affairs in America" with discussion of the potential consequences of action, This report takes over 5 pages.

Included is: "...If a universal resistance to the civil government of America...if denying a free & reciprocal interchange of British... See More  

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677947

Colonists will defend "the rights & liberties of America"...

Item #677947
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775  The first five pages contain a lengthy report on: "...address to his Majesty respecting the Situation of Affairs in America" which includes: "...The army might proceed to hostilities, it might be defeated, the Americans might prevail, we might be for ever stripped of the sovereignty of that country..." with so much more.

Ther... See More  

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677946

Eve of the Revolutionary War... Taxation... Rebellion addressed...

Item #677946
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, England, February, 1775  A fine issue from just months before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

Content includes: "Thoughts on American Affairs Addressed to Parliament", which deals with taxation, etc. Also: "A Provisional Act for Settling the Troubles in America & for Asserting the Supreme Legislative Authority & Superi... See More  

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677945

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677945
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12 1/2  by 14 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition wi
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