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Item # 592230 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news reports is almost entirely European in focus.
The plate of the Siege of Rhode Island called for is typically found in the February issue since the related article is in that issue.
Complete in 52 pages, measures 5 by 8 inches with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Light foxing, generally nice condition. A nice opportunity to see what the British were reading about while they were fighting the colonists.