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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804), James Madison (1751-1836), and John Jay (1745-1829) The Federalist, on the New Constitution.

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3040B
Lot:
317
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$3,998$3,250

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Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804), James Madison (1751-1836), and John Jay (1745-1829) The Federalist, on the New Constitution. New York: George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second edition, two octavo volumes, includes Hopkins's ad listing "Valuable Books," leaf [A]4 in volume II; bound in uniform contemporary marbled sheepskin, joints cracked, spines and corners damaged, some occasional spotting to contents, 8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (2)
Unlike the anonymous first edition, the second edition of The Federalist is the first to credit authors Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay by name in the preface. Additional revisions of the text (likely written by Hamilton) are also included for the first time. The full text of the Federal Constitution with the eleven amendments, and Hamilton's Letters of Pacificus, a series of essays defending Washington's Neutrality Proclamation of 1793, also appear.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

I: [A]4, B-Z4, 2A-2T2. II: [A]4, B-Z4, 2A-2Y2.


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George F. Hopkins, Alexander Hamilton, Democracy, George Washington, James Madison, John Jay, Proclamation of Neutrality, The Federalist Papers, United States

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