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THE FEDERALIST, ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION, WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1788, BY MR. HAMILTON, MR. MADISON, AND MR. JAY WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE LETTERS OF PACIFICUS AND HELVIDIUS, ON THE PROCLAMATION OF NEUTRALITY OF 1793; ALSO, THE ORIGINAL ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH THE AMENDMENTS MADE THERETO
Washington DC: Jacob Gideon, 1818. New Edition. Hardcover. Complete and entirely unsophisticated. Very clean within, the boards and especially the spine are rubbed with the spine label hard to read and a few skim marks to the boards. Both joints split but the boards are firmly held by the cords. Rare in this original, untouched condition. Bound in contemporary sheep leather with a gilt-lettered morocco spine label; 671 pages. The First Edition of this classic in which the authors of each essay were identified by name. Comprises 85 political essays, most written by Hamilton, all but the last 8 of which were first published in newspapers in New York in an effort to convince New York to approve the ratification of the Federalist Constitution. Also contains much additional material including the preface by Jacob Gideon as well as anonymous Hamilton letters written as "Pacificus" and the responses and corrections prepared by Madison to the McLean edition of 1810. Howes H-114: "most famous and influential American political work" ; Sabin 23981.
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