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686746

Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752



* Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described



Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page.

The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the r... See More  

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$680.00
685715

On the capture of St. Eustatius...

Item #685715

April 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781



* Islands of the Caribbean

* Revolutionary War era




 The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.

Both plates called for are present (see).


Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents ... See More  

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$31.00
684914

Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine...

Item #684914
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1809



* Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine



The obituary listing inside includes: "At New York, the notorious Thomas Pain [sic]; whose death is an admonitory event; may the lesson that it inculcates be impressive..." & more. The opposing page has: "In Guppendorff, aged 76, Joseph Haydn, the celebrated composer... ju... See More  

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$375.00
683209

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #683209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 



* Early America map

* Pennsylvania and Maryland

* Mason and Dixon Line creation




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of Ameri... See More  

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$455.00
683207

Map of the Balkan Peninsula... Turkey, Bulgaria, and more...

Item #683207
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



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".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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$128.00
682527

Thomas Paine writes to George Washington...

Item #682527

June 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, June, 1797  Includes an interesting article: "Inconsistencies in Thomas Paine's Writings Pointed Out" which is a letter taking over a full page, beginning: "I should not have troubled you with any remarks upon a letter, which made its appearance some months ago, addressed to George Washington, president of the United States of America,... See More  

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$36.00
682427

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

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  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 Settlements on the Continent of America adjacent thereto."

This map shows all of the
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$520.00
682414

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #682414
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  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 identifies 148 parts noted on the ... See More  

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$188.00
682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

Included... See More  

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$33.00
682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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$28.00
682288

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

Item #682288
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, Ludgat
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$388.00
682287

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

Item #682287
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, Ludgat
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$388.00
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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$42.00
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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$43.00
681697

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  



* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram




There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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$78.00
681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."  

Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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$54.00
681443

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #681443

June 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1787  Included near the back is nearly half a page headed: "American News" which begins: "The present state of America is rather to be deplored than envied..." concerning its financial situation, including; "...America, like every other rising state, must have much to struggle with before it can arrive at opulence...".

Inc... See More  

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$32.00
681282

The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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$4,150.00
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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$39.00
680823

A "Diabolical Courant" newspaper within... Map of Northern Italy...

Item #680823

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.

Included as well is a foldout map titled: "A Map of the Northern Parts of Italy Containing Savoy, Piemont, Milan, Parma, Mantua... See More  

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$75.00
680821

Battle Of Waterloo...

Item #680821
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Supplement issue for the January-June volume, 1815



* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium

* Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I




This "Supplement" issue reports one of the more notable military events in European history, the battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon Buonparte was defeated by England's Duke of Wellington. And terrific to have this in a Br... See More  

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$78.00
680812

A review of Beethoven's new work, & critical of the waltz...

Item #680812
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1813



* Ludwig Van Beethoven



 Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting ... See More  

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$55.00
680810

Ludwig van Beethoven and Handel...

Item #680810
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1813



* Ludwig Van Beethoven

*
George Frideric Handel

* Early 19th century music




 Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Mary's Warning: an Arietta, composed with an Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, By Lewis [sic] van Beethoven." The review includes: "We are much pleased with this song. The vocal melo... See More  

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$98.00
680803

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #680803
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773



* James Somersett's case

* Slaves - slavery




Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case i... See More  

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$93.00
680798

Print of Jewish hospital...

Item #680798
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England December, 1819  The prime feature would be the full page plate of the: "Jew's Hospital, Mile End Road, Whitechapel". Accompanying it is a descriptive article which takes more than a full page.

The other plate called for is lacking.

Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 ... See More  

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$60.00
680797

Print of Jewish hospital...

Item #680797
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England December, 1819  The prime feature would be the full page plate of the: "Jew's Hospital, Mile End Road, Whitechapel". Accompanying it is a descriptive article which takes more than a full page.

Also included is the plate: "South View of Chesterfield Church, Derbyshire".

Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featur... See More  

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$63.00
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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$43.00
680658

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

Item #680658
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, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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$320.00
680579

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 



* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay




Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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$435.00
680365

The great Philadelphia State House print...

Item #680365
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1752 



* Pennsylvania State House

* Philadelphia PA print

* Independence Hall




Despite the 48 pages of text within this issue the prime content is certainly the full page plate captioned: "A View of the State House in Philadelphia" which would later be known as Independence Hall.

This is a print of this famous building 24 years bef... See More  

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$415.00
679999

Defending the criticisms of Jews...

Item #679999
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1731



* A rare 1st edition

* Supporting criticism of the Jews

* Early report from Boston




This is just the third issue of this extremely successful magazine. Several editions of the first several issues were printed in the early 1730's, and are typically identified as such (2nd edition, 3rd edition, etc.) at the bottom of the title page. This ... See More  

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$88.00
679580

Bookselling & newspaper publishing in America...

Item #679580
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796  Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Mary... See More  

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$47.00
679578

Cottingham Village and Church (1797)...

Item #679578
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for, including one showing the Cottingham Church and family monuments. A corresponding article provides considerable details regarding this ancient country village.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inc... See More  

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$25.00
679573

Oliver Cromwell print... Thanks for Horatio Nelson...

Item #679573
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1799  Among the two plates called for is one with a nice print of Oliver Cromwell as well as a view of Cockermouth Castle (see) with related text for both. Near the back is a letter from Horatio Nelson answering the vote of thanks of the British House of Commons for his victory in the Battle of the Nile, signed: Nelson.

Complete in 96 pages, full titl... See More  

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$32.00
679163

General Murray on retiring from Quebec...

Item #679163

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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$36.00
678979

Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #678979

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872  



* One of Winslow Homer's most popular



The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More  

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$132.00
678034

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

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 



* Rare Revolutionary War New York map

* Benjamin Franklin letter

* Ethan Allen




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 de... See More  

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$385.00
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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$168.00
678003

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

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777



* The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey

* Great Revolutionary War map of Philadelphia




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 ... See More  

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$565.00
677987

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

Item #677987
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776  



* Battle of Long Island

* Revolutionary War

* Patrick Henry




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 & sho... See More  

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$565.00
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
... See More  

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$345.00
677898

The effects of opium...

Item #677898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763 



* Effects of opium in the 18th century



Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp... See More  

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$57.00
677880

A failed slave insurrection in Virginia...

Item #677880
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1802  Among the news reports near the back under "America" is a report which tells of a quelched slave revolt in Virginia which is related to the more famous Gabriel's Conspiracy of 1800. It reads: "A letter from Richmond, Virginia...states that an insurrection of the negroes at Petersburgh, Norway, had been discover in tim
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$36.00
677726

1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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$32.00
677725

America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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$55.00
677717

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

Item #677717
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.

Both ... See More  

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$38.00
677709

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677709
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775



* Rare pre Revolutionary War map

* Town of Boston & it's harbor




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  by 14 1/2 inche
... See More  

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$455.00
677633

William Howe... Restoring peace...

Item #677633
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777



* General William Howe

* Revolutionary War

* Restoring peace




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 ... See More  

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$69.00
677374

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

Item #677374
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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$52.00
676719

Franklin's experiments with electricity... prints of birds... The Smoky Mountains...

Item #676719
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1752 

This issue includes a lengthy: "Letter from a Gentleman in Virginia" which is focused on the "smoaky weather" in Virginia, likely leading to the name of the "Smoky Mountains" of North Carolina. This article takes the equivalent of a full page and is followed by: "Observations on the Above Phenomena of the We... See More  

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$66.00
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