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Hewatt, Alexander]
AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE COLONIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA
London: Printed for Alexander Donaldson, 1779. Two volumes. xiv,[2],347; ix,[1],329pp. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, gilt leather labels. Expertly rebacked, preserving original backstrips. Contemporary ownership signature at top of titlepage. Even toning and minor foxing to text. Very good. Hewatt, an Englishman, lived in Charleston for several years, and during this time gathered numerous original papers and manuscripts on the colonial history of South Carolina and Georgia. Streeter describes him as "a keen collector of historical documents." Published during the American Revolution, and thanks to Hewatt's penchant for collecting, this was one of the few primary sources on the southern colonies available in England at the time. "Earliest history of this region" - Howes. A basic South Carolina and Georgia book. "He gives a full account of the war with the Yamasee Indians and its causes in Chap. V, of the first volume. Chapter X, almost wholly occupied with an account of the war with the Cherokees. A narrative of Sir Alex. Cumming's treaty with that nation, and of the embassy of seven of their chiefs to England is found, in chapter seven" - Field. Seven Gables Book Store bought the Streeter copy for $175 in 1967. HOWES H452, "b." DE RENNE, p.217. CLARK I:255. SABIN 31630. STREETER SALE 1133. SERVIES 552. BRINLEY 3868. FIELD AUCTION 967.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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