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Corsica... William the Lion... America beefs up military...

Item # 629924 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  July, 1794

* Island of Corsica
* American military
* William the Lion, King of Scotland

Included are: "Description of Corsica" which takes over a full page; "William the Lion, King of Scotland" which includes a full page print of him (see); and a small item near the back includes: "The Americans, with the best disposition to preserve peace, are making great & vigorous preparations for war; their ports are fortifying; a large body of troops is enlisting, to hold themselves in readiness for immediate service...we have every reason to hope an amicable adjustment of matters between the two countries...".
Included are the 3 full page plates called for, one mentioned above and another showing: "Oliver Cromwell's House".
Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. 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