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London / Dublin, Printed for John Exshaw, 1759, 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 160, 225-336, 409-520, 577-636pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, joints cracked from upper and lower edges, boards a bit rubbed, edges of boards rubbed, corners bumped/rubbed, internally clean and bright with just a little spotting/browing to a few leaves, lacking the April, July, August & November issues, illustrated with 7 maps/plans and 3 other engraved plates.
The 'Gentleman's and London Magazine' contained domestic and foreign news, births deaths & marriages, poetry, lists of books published etc. Many of the maps in this volume relate to incidents during the Seven Years war. There is a chart of the coast of France, a plan of Quebec (captured by the British in Spetember 1759) and a 'Continuation of the River St. Lawrence from Quebec to Lake Ontario'. This issue also has an account (and accompanying plan) of the capture of the island of Goree. Goree was an important staging post for the West African slave trade and its loss hurt the French economy.