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Huge foldout plate... Burning water in Fincastle, Virginia...
Item # 625997
September 01, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1786 A prime feature is the quite large 4 page foldout plate showing: "View of a Crescent as Planned...in St. George's Fields..." in London (see).
Included are a wide range of articles, and near the back are various news reports from the day which also includes: "American News" which reports of the "...discovery of a spring in the county of Fincastle in Virginia...by flashing a little gunpowder over it the water will take fire & burn like spirits...". Also a bit mentioning John Adams (see).
Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's