Item #80744 History of the American Revolution. David RAMSAY.

History of the American Revolution.

Item #80744

RAMSAY, David. The History of the American Revolution. Phila: Printed and Sold by R. Aitken Son, 1789. 2 Vols. vi,320,323-359; vi,360pp. Period-style speckled calf, bordered in blind, gilt-ruled spines, red morocco spine labels. Tanning and foxing throughout, else very good. HOWES R-35. Sabin 67687. Reese, Revolutionary Hundred 80 (ref.). Evans 22090. First edition of one of the more often reprinted general histories of the Revolution. This work has the distinction, with Ramsay's History of the Revolution in South-Carolina (1785), of possessing "the first copyrights issued by the general government, [which] antedate, by over a year, the passage of a general copyright law, which became operative on the first of June, 1790" - Evans. As an historian and public figure Ramsay made an important contribution to events in Revolutionary America. His service as a military surgeon resulted in imprisonment at St. Augustine for a year after the capture of Charleston. After the war and until his assassination by a maniac in 1815, he wrote a number of works of lasting historical value.

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