RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina… Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785.
2 volumes, 8vo (203 x 121 mm). 5 engraved folding maps (a few short tears to folds). (Lacking half-titles, some minor spotting.) Contemporary sprinkled calf, smooth spines gilt, red morocco lettering-pieces gilt (rebacked preserving original spines, some light wear). Provenance: The Allan Library (a few stamps and pencil markings); James J. Waring (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK TO RECEIVE COPYRIGHT IN AMERICA. In 1779, Ramsay applied for copyrights for this important history of the Civil War and for his History of the American Revolution, though they were not granted until 1790. Evans 19211; Howes R-36; Sabin 67691.
Property from the Collection of James J. Waring, MD.