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Battle of Ticonderoga... Jewish prayers for the dead...

Item # 662116 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1758 

* Battle of Carillon - Ticonderoga
* British General James Abercrombie
* French and Indian War

The most noteworthy content is the fine & detailed account of the failed attempt of the British at the Battle of Ticonderoga. This is the British General Abercrombie's account and is datelined: "Camp at Lake George, July 12, 1758".  It contains much detail of his loss at the battle, despite his having 12,000 men against the French under General Montcalm having just 3000 men (see images for the full text).
Also included is: "A Description of Cherburg" which is accompanied by a foldout plate titled: "A Genuine Plan of Cherburg" which also includes an inset: "A Plan of Cherburg Before the Demolition of its Fortifications in 1689". This is the only plate called for.
Another interesting article has: "Jewish Prayers for the Dead", and then: "Interesting Query on Blood Letting" "Count Dobna's manifesto on his entering Poland" and "Journal of the Siege of Louisbourg" which takes four pages, and more.
Complete in 56 pages, wide untrimmed margins, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 6 by 9 inches & is in very nice, clean condition.

A very nice French & Indian War era 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