AN ACCOUNT, SHEWING THE PROGRESS OF THE COLONY OF GEORGIA IN AMERICAN FROM IT'S [sic] FIRST ESTABLISHMENT. Benjamin Martyn.
AN ACCOUNT, SHEWING THE PROGRESS OF THE COLONY OF GEORGIA IN AMERICAN FROM IT'S [sic] FIRST ESTABLISHMENT

AN ACCOUNT, SHEWING THE PROGRESS OF THE COLONY OF GEORGIA IN AMERICAN FROM IT'S [sic] FIRST ESTABLISHMENT

Annapolis: James Green, 1742 [Washington: Wm. Q. Force, 1836], 1836. Disbound. Very Good binding. Item #6395

Octavo. v, [1], 56 pp. Removed from binding. From: Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origins, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America. Volume I (1836). Here in modern laid paper wrappers. A bright copy with limited toning and foxing to the leaves.

Of the first edition, Streeter describes this as "[A] year by year record of happenings there, preceded by a discussion of the charter, and especially its reasons for the prohibition against Negroes. There is also much on the relations between Georgia and South Carolina. This is the first year by year account, of the colony of Georgia; coming down to the summer of 1740. Martyn's An Impartial Inquiry had been printed a few months earlier, but was more a controversial tract than a history, as was Tailfer's True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia, probably printed later in 1741" Streeter 1145. A very nice 19th century reprint of what is an important early history of Georgia which is remarkably valuable in any 18th century edition, when available. Sabin 45000.

Price: $75.00

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