Documentary History of the American Revolution; Consisting of Letters and Papers Relating to the Contest for Liberty, Chiefly in South Carolina, from Originals in the Possession of the Editor, and Other Sources, 1774-1776

New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1855. First edition (other volumes were published before and after this one, expanding the period covered to 1764-1782). 8vo. xi, 292 pp. Inscribed by the editor at the top of the title page "Dr. E.H. Barton / with the regard of / R.W. Gibbes." Gibbes (1809-1866), a native of Charleston, established his medical practice in Columbia, where he served two terms as mayor, built an important art collection, owned and edited a newspaper, 1852-1858), and served as state Surgeon General during the Civil War; Barton (1796-1859), a native of Virginia, practiced as a physician in Louisiana, serving on the faculty at the Medical College of Louisiana (now Tulane) in the 1830s; his 1853 report on yellow fever in New Orleans associated the fever with the abundance of mosquitoes in the city. Howes G-151. Sabin 27277. Turnbull III, p. 164. Gephart 2314. Foxed, text block rather uniformly browned, but a very good copy. Original purple cloth (faded, leather spine label. (#8224). Item #61264

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