Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 812
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Early British report on the battles of Lexington and Concord, in an issue of "The Matrimonial Magazine." With 2 unrelated plates. Pages 201-248, 8 x 5 inches; disbound, moderate wear to some leaves not affecting the battle report. [London], May 1775

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An unusual appearance of important war news in a ladies' magazine otherwise consisting mostly of literary bits. Under the heading "Fresh Advices from America," it prints the 25 April report on the battles from the Essex Gazette of Massachusetts (pages 207-208). The report arrived on 29 May in a packet of dispatches from General Gage to Lord Dartmouth, and is here reprinted from the 30 May London Daily Advertiser.