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Rare print of a manned, Hawaiian canoe... Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War...
Item # 668662 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784 The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it.
The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: "Memoirs of Major-General Greene, in the American Service, late Commander in Chief in South Carolina" which takes over 2 1/2 pages and includes discussion of some of his major battles and a very nice review of his efforts in the Revolutionary War.
Near the back is: "Advices from America" concerning a meeting of the Cincinnati Society which elected George Washington as its chairman. There is also "By the King, a Proclamation" which mentions the treaty of peace with America.
Both of the two plates called for are present and noted above.
Complete in 80 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, minor chip from a corner of the title page and a blank corner of the canoe print. Otherwise in very nice condition.
This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's