RARE 1785 History Revolution South Carolina, MAPS, Confederate-owned, Charleston
RARE 1785 History Revolution South Carolina, MAPS, Confederate-owned, Charleston:
The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, From a British Province to an Independent State By David Ramsay Published: Trenton: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1785. Two Volumes. FIRST EDITION. xx, 453 pp + xx, 574 pp. Includes 3 complete maps and a small portion of a 4th map. Bound in full leather with gilt title on spine labels. This copy has the provenance of ownership of William Ashmead Courtenay, mayor of Charleston, SC (1879-1887). Courtenay also served in General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as a soldier in Joseph B. Kershaw's brigade in General James Longstreet's corps (Company B, 8th South Carolina Infantry). He fought at First Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. Courtenay's bookplate is on the front pastedown of each volume. A First Edition of the first book to obtain an American copyright in 1785. Howes R36. An incredibly SCARCE American Revolutionary history! A truly beautiful copy of this work. Not Ex-Lib. I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.