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Roger Collicott is a Book Consultant in the Books and Manuscript Department at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood and works on the preparation of our specialist Antiquarian and Rare Book, Manuscript, Map and Print auctions. He is based at our Honiton salerooms.
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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded by Edward Cave in 1731. It was published continually for almost 200 years. Intended as a monthly digest of current affairs, news, essays, commentaries, etc. Cave acted as editor using the pseudonym "Sylvanus Urban", he was first to use the term magazine (meaning storehouse). Among the notable and regular contributors was Samuel Johnson.

 

 

The Gentleman's Magazine (1 of 59 volumes)

Volumes of the mid 1770s are of particular significance, containing many reports, engraved maps, and plans relating to the American War of Independence.

 

 

This incomplete run from 1734-1794 includes 59 volumes

 

 

The gentleman's Magazine a map included in one of the magazines for inclusion in the Antiquarian Book Auction

 

Bound in a variety of contemporary bindings, this run is expected to make well in excess of £1,000 when it goes under the hammer on 21st  August 2013 in the Antiquarian Book Auction in Honiton, Devon.

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