The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XXIX. for the Year 1759 (May to Dec. 1759)
Place Published: London
Publisher: printed for D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate
Date Published: 1759
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover
First edition. Eight months only, from May 1759 to Dec. 1759. 5.5" x 9", (6), -730pp. Contemporary covers make of heavy paper thus soft cover, soiled. Front cover with pieces missing to the cover edges more so on the bottom right. Contents overall about very good, Inside many pages are uncut (unopened) and all pages are untrimmed (deckled). All 17 plates as called for from May to Dec. 1759 are present. All are very good+ except the Chair for the Deaf and Have which has stains on it. Page 560 misprinted page 590.
June 1759 64 pages text. Of note, p 204, Fort Frederick, at Crownspoint. p528-530 have Wolfe’s instructions in 1755 landing article. p466-475 various letter regarding the taking of Quebec 1759 and p.555 & 620 more relating to Quebec Map and Plate contents: I. a map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward, showing Ticonderoga and Lake George, (New York). p204 II. Folding Map of the Seat of War on the Rhine and Parts Adjacent in Germany 1759. p.212 III. Representation of a Bishop in the Act of Martyrdom;. p.268 IV. A New and Accurate Map of the Isles of Guadeloupe Mairie-Galante. p.272 V. Folding map showing part of the English Channel, and insets of the plan and bombardment of Havre de Grace p.304 VI. A map of Westphalia showing where the French army was defeated Aug. 1, 1759. p.364 VII. Plate of a newly invented chair for deaf persons. p.380 VIII. A plate showing the lines of battle of the Allied Army before the engagement of August 1, 1759. p.388 IX. A folding map of Pomerania and Brandenburg with the Frontiers of Poland. p.404 X. Plate 20 of shells. p.428 XI. A plan of the Battle of Thornhausen. p.460 XII. A map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec. p.468 XIII. Miscellaneous Mechanical Plate. p.516 XIV. An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency. p.536 XV. Plate of The Syren. p560 XVI. Plate of The South West Prospect of Tattershall Castle.p.568 XVII. Folding plate of Trinity and Black Friars bridges. p.612
November 1759, 47pp, complete, with rare instructions of General Wolfe to the 20th regiment in case of invasion and plan of the River St. Lawrence, including a battle map showing troop movement at Quebec. Current information on the French and Indian war (known in Britain as the Seven Years War). Also with news of the return of the comet, predicted by astronomer Edmond Halley. This being the first return of the comet following Halley's death in 1742. The magazine contains interesting articles including an account of the island of St. Helena, an account of the first volume of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae, weapons of the ancients, the battles in Guadaloupe, the war in Europe and America, science, etc.
December 1759 89 pages text and a copperplate engraving of a Mermaid. The magazine contains interesting articles including a description of Quebec, an account of the first volume of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae, Admiral Hawke, consideration of a general peace, riots in Ireland, the war in Europe and America, medicine, science, etc. Also, each issue contains letters from readers, stories, music, poetry, foreign affairs, Marriages, Births, Deaths, book reviews, stock prices, etc.
The magazine contains interesting articles including the Vizcaino material (relating to California) is on pages -286. These extracts from Vizcaino's account of his 1602 voyage to Monterey are taken from the Appendix to Venegas' "Natural and Civil History of California, " published in London earlier that year.
October 1759 54 pages text.
Good. Item #1619