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Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...



Item # 670456 TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  Formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine' but much less commonly found.
A very historic issue as it contains a great report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.
This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm was given at break of day on the 17th...The loss the rebels sustained must have been considerable from the great numbers they carried off during the time of action & buried in holes..." with much further particulars.
Much other fine content in this issue including several pages on: "Captain Cook's Voyage Round the World". There are other reports from America on the war situation including one referencing Bunker Hill with: "...according to an authentic letter from Gen. Gage...which has been laid before the public; by which it appears that he gained a considerable advantage over the provincials on the 17th of June: nevertheless, he lost 217 of his men...The effects of this defeat are very visible i the countenances of all the sticklers for the cause of the provincials..." with more.
See the photos for even more reporting from America.
Truly a great issue on the Revolutionary War, particularly with General Gage's report on the battle of Bunker Hill.
Both full page plates called for are present.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page, some very light damp staining, very nice condition.

A very nice and extremely popular magazine from the "mother country" just after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Item from Catalog 303 (released for February, 2021)...

Category: British