THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XVI. For the Year M.DCC.XLVI [1746 with Titlepage & Preface + 6 monthly issues complete + Supplement + 4 monthly issues complete from] Volume XVII 1747.
London, Printed by E. Cave, jun. at St. John's Gate 1746 Copperplates (11 as called for in the ten monthly issues present) including portrait of Duke of Cumberland, plan of the Battle of Culloden, 5 folding maps & views, an early wheelchair and text illus. Contemporary-bound volume of mixed monthly issues 1746-1747. Octavo tan roan-spined marbled boards, 1747 blind-stamped on spine (boards loose & worn, tape removal marks, spine leather rubbed). Titlepage for 1746 +pp Preface followed by pp-108 January & February 1747 complete, pp-276 March, April & May 1746 complete, pp-404 July & August 1747 complete, pp.-699 October, November & December 1746 complete +pp Index for 1746. Allegorical bookplate of Acton Phillips (prob. proprietor of Lyric Theatre Hammersmith) on pastedown, contemporary ownership inscriptions "Mary Carter" at head of title and most monthly issues, one page corner torn off without loss of text, plates & text otherwise complete, clean and crisp. *Includes detailed news of second year of 1745 Jacobite rebellion and reprisals, foreign news, ships lost & won in battles with the French, articles by J. Freke FRS & others on the Discovery of Electricity and its uses in medicine. A mixed copy of 10 monthly issues from two years, as bound together at the time in a volume dated 1747.
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