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First edition, second and best issue. With the addition of the ‘Postscript’ including letters from Gen. Oglethorpe. Benjamin Martyn’s name did not appear on the title page until the second edition later in the same year. One of the foundation documents of the colony of Georgia. Martyn was the chief publicity agent for Oglethorpe’s planned colony, and this pamphlet vividly sets forth the gains to England by the establishment of the colony. The frontispiece illustrates the colony as it will be, with workers building and hewing trees in the foreground and well laid- out settlements in the background. Only one example complete in the ABPC in 25 years. The map is the first to name Georgia. It is here found in its third state, the first appearing in Martyn’s four page pamphlet entitled Some Account … published in the previous year. Cumming-De Vorsey South East 211; Sabin 45003; Streeter II 1144.
MARTYN, Benjamin

Reasons for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, with regard to the Trade of Great Britain, the Increase of our People, and the Employment and Support it will afford to great Numbers of our own Poor, as well as foreign persecuted Protestants. With some Account of hte Country, and the Design of the Trustees

Printed for W. Meadows, at the Angel in Cornhill, London, 1733
Small folio, full contemporary calf. Boxed in blue cloth quarter calf. pp. 48. With 2 plates and a map. Ex Bridgewater Library with bookplate
Stock number: 2476

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