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The Gentleman's Magazine : and Historical Chronicle.  For the Year MDCCCIII Volume LXXIII.  Part the First. WITH Part the Second (2 volumes bound in 1) [ 1803 ] [ Louisiana Territory ] by  Sylvanus Urban - Hardcover - 1803 - from Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

The Gentleman's Magazine : and Historical Chronicle. For the Year MDCCCIII Volume LXXIII. Part the First. WITH Part the Second (2 volumes bound in 1) [ 1803 ] [ Louisiana Territory ]

by Urban, Sylvanus

Condition: Poor


London: Nichols and Son, 1803. Boards. Poor. iv, [1]-[604], [16 - indices part I], [2 - title part II ], [605]-1262, [22 - indices] pages. 2 volumes bound in 1. A BINDING COPY. Binding is broken just before part 2 title page, and covers are effectively detached. Ex-library copy with usual library markings, properly discarded. Individual issue titles bound in. Occasional embossed stamps throughout. All plates present in Part the First (Aldgate incorrectly noted at page 41, actually 417), (plate at 505 bound opposite p 512). All plates present in Part the Second (2 in wrong locations but present). Marbled boards and page edges. Crude taping of spine. A binding copy. Boards. The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly magazine published from at least 1736-1850. Not only interesting for it's reporting of British history and antiquarian interests, it also records important information about events in the United States of America and other foreign states. In this case, one set of articles concerns the disposition of the Louisiana Territory - first to the French, and then it's sale to America (this across several articles in both Part One and Part Two). The sale price and some details are included (some 60,000,000 francs!). Fascinating reading for anyone interested in the world in 1803.
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