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Ben Franklin on learning to swim... Holt Castle print...
Item # 217171 THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779 Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."
Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.
This issue does feature a very nice engraving of "Holt Castle" and the facing page includes a nice article titled: "Description and History of Holt Castle" which is in Wales (see). Lacking the other plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more scarce title. The title/contents page features a great engraving of the skyline of London.
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