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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