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(LAW.) [Hamilton, Alexander; et al.] The Federalist, on the New Constitution. viii, 317, ; v, , 351 pages, including a publisher's ad leaf in Volume II not elsewhere called for. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary calf, moderate wear, tastefully rebacked; minor dampstaining. New York, 1802
Second American edition, and the first to reveal Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay as the anonymous authors. This edition also contains additional revisions to the original Federalist Papers thought to be by Hamilton himself. It is further noted because it contains printings of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Hamilton's Letters of Pacificus--an important series of essays defending Washington's Neutrality Proclamation of 1793. Ford, Hamiltoniana 21; Howes H114 ("aa"); Sabin 23981.
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