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The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, For the Year 1776, with Early Printing of American Declaration of Independence and All Maps.
D. Henry, London 1776 - Handsome brown calf spne with contemporary marbled boards. A most attractive and sound copy of this hghly significant volume. Private institution bookplate to inside of front board, otherwise clean and unmarked. First edition of the entire twelve issues of Gentleman’s Magazine for 1776 that contains the early, August 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, All monthly issues, bound with, coverage of the American Revolution, and seven folding maps (including four of America), as well as numerous engraved plates and in-text illustrations. The Gentleman’s Magazine reflected Britain’s increasing concerns over the American Revolution-as seen in its early printing of The Declaration of Independence in August issue (page 361) and four folding maps documenting areas of the colonies engaged in major battles. These maps were especially key for it was a time when maps were produced to detail more precisely areas of potential strategic importance. Folding maps such as A Map of the Country round Philadelphia, Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island (this finely coloured), Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island and the Map of the Progress of his Majesty’s Armies in New York. These are significant early maps of the campaign.In addition, the volume contains four full-page engraved illustrations, a folding engraved plate (540), numerous in-text engravings, three folding maps showing the South Pole, and the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, a 16th-century map of Cambridge printed in Latin (200), and a full-page map showing part of the Tropical Discoveries of Captain Cook’s Sloop in 1774. Along with its August printing of The Declaration of Independency, additional coverage of the Revolution includes records of Parliamentary debates targeting the colonies, selected correspondence of Washington, and resolutions of the Continental Congress. January 1776 - Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America, with lengthy particulars. Act of Massachusetts for Fitting out Armed Vessels is lengthy, plus: Declaration of the Continental Congress on a Late Proclamation. Also letters realting to the war. Packed with fascinating information, we also have in stock other volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine all in very good condition. Please contact us for full details. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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