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Admiral Nelson victorious at the Battle of the Nile...



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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1798  Inside has a number of naval reports of encounters with the French & others. Included is a report beginning: "On this morning of the 7th inst. I fell in with and captured an American snow, which had been taken by a French privateer on the 4th, and, in consequence of the information given me by the American master, went in pursuit of the enemy..." with more.
But the prime content in this issue is the of Sir Horatio Nelson's victory over French at the Battle of the Nile, or the Battle of Aboukir Bay.
Included is a letter datelined from the ship Vanguard, Mouth of the Nile, Aug. 3, which begins: "Almighty God has blessed his Majesty's arms in the late battle, by a great victory over the fleet of the enemy, whom I attacked at sun-set on the 1st of August off the Mouth of the Nile..." with further particulars, and signed in type: H. Nelson.
This is followed by the list of both British and French ships involved in the battle and then the lengthy list of "Return of Killed and Wounded". Further to the back of the issue is another letter by him datelined Aug. 8 at the Mouth of the Nile, concerning Nelson's presentation of the sword of the French Admiral M. Blanquet, signed in type: H. Nelson. Great to have this content in a British publication.
Both plates called for are present, one has a piece of the blank margin missing.
Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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