The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776. Sylvanus Urban, ed., Thomas Jefferson, Edward Cave.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.
The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.

The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVI. For the Year M.DCC.LXXVI. Jan. to Dec., 1776.

London: Printed for D. Henry and R. Cave, 1763. 8vo, half contemporary calf with marbled paper boards, red lettering piece with gilt title at spine, gilt rules, volume number and date at spine. [4], 609, 15 pp. of index., 7 folding maps and plans, 4 plates. Early armorial bookplate of Charles Clarke on front paste-down.

An important volume containing the twelve issues for 1776 of this notable 18th century British periodical, featuring an early printing of the Declaration of Independence, signed in type by John Hancock and Charles Thompson, and also including several articles and maps of American interest.

Among the more salient articles relating to American affairs are the following: Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America; Act of Massachusets-bay for fitting out Armed Vessels, &c.; Proceedings of the American Colonies; Authentic Intelligence from America; Proclamation published by Gen. Washington at Boston; Gen. Washington’s Letter to Brigadier Gen. Lord Sterling; Intelligence from the Royal Army at New York, and so on. Most remarkable here is the printing of the “Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled, July 4,” which appears on p. 361. The folding maps of American subjects include: A Map of the Country surrounding Philadelphia, including part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island & Long Island (the map accompanies the article On the Situation of the American Army); Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island, which its accompanying article identifies as “now the immediate object of attack”; and Map of the Progress of his Majesty’s Armies in New York, During the late Campaign Illustrating the Accounts publish’d in the London Gazette. One of the plates illustrates the “tropical discoveries” of Capt. Cook in the Great Cyclades and New Caledonia.

CONDITION: Good, rubbed, hinges cracked but holding firm, head and foot of spine chipped, paper over boards faded, contents clean and crisp.

Item #3120

Price: $4,750.00

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