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Shipwreck in the St. Lawrence River...
Item # 629183
July 01, 1797
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, July, 1797 Under "Review of New Publications" is one work: "Gravels in North America by M. Crespel, with a Narrative of his Shipwreck & Extraordinary Hardships & Sufferings on the Island of Anticosti..." which is at the entrance of the St. Lawrence River in Canada.
Included are both full page plates called for, one of which is a foldout showing: "New Barracks in Hyde Park".
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition. The first several leaves are tipped-in with a bit of irregularity at the spine.
This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's