History of South Carolina, from Its First Settlement
RAMSAY, David. History of South Carolina, from Its First Settlement in 1670, to the Year 1808. Charleston. 1809. Two volumes. xii,478;iv,602pp. plus one (of two) folding maps. Late 19th century three quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Boards a bit scuffed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper of first volume. Map backed by linen. Ex-library, with stamping and paper label on spines, and perforated and ink stamps to titlepage and first page of text in both volumes, and on dedication leaf. Scattered foxing. HOWES R34, "aa." SABIN 67686. STREETER SALE 1139. A standard work, by the prolific historian and native son. This copy lacks the general map in volume one but has the map of Charleston in volume two.The better part of the book is devoted to the southern campaigns of the Revolution, and to biographies of prominent early Carolinians. The Streeter Sale catalogue notes that the second volume "as a survey of life in contemporary South Carolina is of greater value."