History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British Province
RAMSAY, David. The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British Province to an Independent State. Trenton: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1785. 1st ed. 2 Vols. [xx],453;[xx],574 pp. Five folding maps. Contemporary speckled sheep, elaborate gilt spines, red and black spine labels, gilt-chamfered edges, housed in custom cloth folding case. A bit of faint scattered foxing, front hinge of Vol. One tender, early owner's signature on ?-titles, else a fine set. HOWES R-36, "aa." Evans 19211. Reese, The Revolutionary Hundred 80. Very scarce. Ramsay's "History" was the first book to obtain a copyright. It was also the first book to obtain a copyright. Ramsay's account provides reliable eyewitness accounts of considerable value. The maps, among the earliest American cartographic depictions, include: A Sketch of Charleston Harbour; Plan of the Siege of Charleston; A Sketch of the Situations & Stations of the British Vessels, under the command of Sir Peter Parker on the attack upon Fort Moultrie; Plan of the Siege of Savannah; Plan of the Investment of York[town] & Gloucester. The maps show various battlefields; the largest is a map of South Carolina.