SOUTH CAROLINA, Colony
Acts Passed by the General Assembly of South-Carolina, at a sessions begun to be holden at Charles-town, on Thursday the fourteenth day of November ... in the year of our Lord 1751. And from thence continued by divers adjournments to the 21st day of April, 1753
Charleston: Printed by Peter Timothy, 1754. Folio. 19,pp.
Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers.
A very rare early Charleston, South Carolina imprint.
The acts include directions for appointing commissioners to build a bridge "over the Pond in the Four Holes Swamp," for building churches in several locations, for making the Black River and Wataree River navigable, and more. "Collection includes acts passed in March and April 1753 and title of tax act, Aug., 1753. Possibly not issued until 1755" (Gould & Morgan). The official printer of South Carolina at this time, Peter Timothy, was the son of the proto-printer of the state, Lewis Timothy, and (as recorded in an article by Douglas C. McMurtrie) was a regular correspondent with Benjamin Franklin (who had helped his father establish the press). An exceptionally rare work, with Gould and Morgan locating copies at the Library of Congress, Harvard Law School, and the present copy.
Gould & Morgan South Carolina Imprints 150; Shipton & Mooney 40718; Bristol B1682; ESTC W31064.