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Two items by Ben Franklin, and much more...

Item # 668682 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), February, 1789 
The first 3 1/2 pages are taken up with an article written by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, titled: "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc." and further on is another: "Letter from Benjamin Franklin..." which is signed by him in type: B. Franklin.
Another article: "Considerations on the Future Place of Residence of Congress" takes about 3 pages. And also: "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution..."; a printing of the July 5, 1775 draft of the Olive Branch Petition signed in type by: John Hancock and many others.
There is also a lengthy: "Account of the Battle of Bunker's Hill" followed by a detailed: "General Gage's Account of the Battle of Bunker's Hill..." dated at Boston, June 25, 1775, signed in type: Tho. Gage.
Complete in 104 pages, 4 3/4 by 8 inches, disbound without a full title page, very nice condition. Included is a photocopy of that volume verifying Philadelphia as the city where printed.

This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's