Columbia, 1853. xv,288pp. Modern half morocco and green cloth boards, leather label. Top edge gilt. Light to medium toning and foxing. Very good. A collection of letters written at the close of the Revolution and pertaining mainly to North and South Carolina. Includes correspondence by General Marion, Marquis Lafayette, Nathanael Greene, and other notable figures. Robert Gibbes was a long time resident of Charleston, South Carolina, and well respected authority in the natural sciences. In 1849 he published THE PRESENT EARTH THE REMAINS OF A FORMER WORLD, in which he postulated that the earth was actually millions of years older than originally believed. HOWES G151. DE RENNE II, p.555. THORNTON 4824. (Inventory #: WRCAM50119)
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