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Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...



Item # 674993 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".
Among other articles are: "Speech on the Report of the Hanoverian Troops for 1744" which takes over 15 pages; "Plan for Establishing a National Militia" and: "An Alarm on Naval Affairs" among many others.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has a report headed: "Extract of a Letter from N. York, Sept. 3". Also a report of "...some late discoveries in the N.W. of Hudson's bay...that a passage free from ice for some months in the year may be found from thence to the western & southern ocean of America...".
No plates or maps are called for.
Complete in 56 pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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.

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's