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(CONSTITUTION.) [Alexander Hamilton, et al.] The Federalist, on the New Constitution. 671 pages. 8vo, contemporary calf, front board detached, spine splitting, moderate wear; minimal foxing; edges tinted yellow; early owner's signature on title page. Washington, 1818
A new edition with "the numbers written by Mr. Madison corrected by himself." As Hamilton and Jay had submitted corrections to earlier editions, this edition is "confidently presented to the public as a standard edition." Madison's authorship is here attributed for the first time to several pieces previously attributed to Hamilton. Ford, Hamiltoniana 25; Sabin 23985.
Provenance: the consignor's father "purchased it circa 1921 while attending the City College of New York and didn't have much in the way of spare cash. He was an immigrant to the US and was passionate about US history and its founding principles. He treasured this volume. He served in World War One with the Fighting 69th Regiment of New York fame and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. Later, during World War II he was attached to SHAEF, then the Nuremberg trials, and was awarded the Bronze Star."
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