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Plate of a "real" mermaid, and a plate of a castle...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1759  The issue begins with an: "Historical Description of the country Round Quebec" which was the focus of the French & Indian War at the time. This article takes 2 pages.
Also in this issue is: "Some Account of Tattershall Castle" which includes a very nice full page plate of it. It still exists today in Lincolnshire.
The other plate called for is present, showing a mermaid, with a related article.
Also: "Complaints of the Grievances in the Navy" "Hints to the Clergy of the Established Church" "Improvement in Optics" which includes an illustration; plus many other items.
The two plates mentioned above are the only plates called for.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" during the French & Indian War, 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