Ramsay, David. The History of South Carolina from Its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808. Charleston: David Longworth. 1809. Two volumes. xii, 478; iv, 602pp. Both volumes rebound in calf with new labels. New endpapers. Internally complete. Map of State of South Carolina with color boundaries present in volume one, has a small closed tear in a fold. Plan (map) of Charles Town (Charleston) present in volume two, has a short tear into the illustration near the hinge of the book complete and folded well. Vol I – 8 1/2″ H x 5 1/2″ W x 2″ D; Map – 17 5/8″ H x 20″ W. Vol II – 8 1/2″ H x 5 1/2″ W x 2″ D; Map – 10 1/4″ H x 12″ W. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Both volumes rebound in full leather in 20th century with new endpapers, stamped boards, new label and new endpapers. Part of original pastedowns affixed with previous owner, “John Leech, 1816” in a nice hand in both. Text blocks are in good condition, square and relatively bright. Only a little toning and very minimal foxing.
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