Ben Franklin Shells Pennsylvania Air Rifle map of Cape Good Hope 1755 London magBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Periodicals, Magazines, Illustrated Magazines, News, Politics, Literature).
The Gentleman's Magazine.
Published November 1755, London (St. John's Gate) by E. Cave for Sylvanus Urban.
48 pages. Text in English. Front cover with fine large woodcut image of St. John's Gate, London. Illustrated with an engraved plate of shells and an engraved map of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Wonderful assortment of topics is covered, please note the image with contents listed. These include "the present state of Maryland", a bill for uniting the American Colonies, curious account of a mermaid, Pennsylvania, Braddock's defeat.
This issue complete unto itself as issued in the middle of the 18th century, extracted from a compilation volume.
Magazine is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Issue is not new or in "new" condition. We notice several pages with old (erasable) blue pencil outline done by a previous owner.
Gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, magazine remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 270+ year old paper item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5" W.