The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLV. For the Year M.DCC.LXXV. Jan. to Dec., 1775. Sylvanus Urban, ed, Edward Cave.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLV. For the Year M.DCC.LXXV. Jan. to Dec., 1775.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLV. For the Year M.DCC.LXXV. Jan. to Dec., 1775.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLV. For the Year M.DCC.LXXV. Jan. to Dec., 1775.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLV. For the Year M.DCC.LXXV. Jan. to Dec., 1775.

The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLV. For the Year M.DCC.LXXV. Jan. to Dec., 1775.

London: Printed at St. John’s Gate, for D. Henry, and Sold by F. Newberry, the Corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yard, Ludgate Street, 1775. 8vo, half contemporary calf and marbled paper over boards, red lettering piece, gilt rules, volume number and date at spine. iv, 639 pp., [13] pp. of index, 7 plates, 8 folding maps. Early armorial bookplate of Charles Clarke on front paste-down.

One of the more significant volumes of the Gentleman’s Magazine, with much content on the revolutionary ferment in the American colonies, including three maps of American interest.

The preface notes: “The contentions of the Americans for independence, and of the Mother-country for sovereignty, form an interesting part of the contents of the present volume; in recital of which we have endeavoured to do justice to the arguments adduced in favour of the pretensions on both sides…” Among the more salient articles with American content are the following: Speech against declaring America in a State of Rebellion; Petition of the American Continental Congress to the King; Address of the American Delegates to the Inhabitants of Quebec; Thoughts on American Affairs, addressed to Parliament; Proceedings of the American Colonies; Remonstrance of the Assembly of New York to the H. of Commons; Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists, since the Passing of the Boston Port-Bill, and so on. The folding maps of American interest are: A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston; A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston; and A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston—all three relate to an article addressing the passing of the “Boston Port Bill.” Also included are five folding maps of English roads.

CONDITION: Good, rubbed, upper right corner of spine chipped, damp stain to upper edge of most leaves, some foxing.

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