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    Sale 2473 | Lot 98
    Price Realized: $10,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2473 Lot 98

      HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Observations on Certain Documents . . . in which the Charge of Speculation against Alexander Hamilton . . . is Fully Refuted, Written by Himself. 37, lviii pages. 8vo, disbound, laid in modern cloth-backed boards; toning, minor wear, marginal tear to title page, closed tear to leaf K1. Philadelphia: "Pro Bono Publico" [William Duane], 1800

      Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

      Unauthorized second edition of Hamilton's tawdry sex scandal confession (see above). The pamphlet was initially issued to clear his name from corruption charges, but the first edition was suppressed by his family because of its embarrassing contents. This edition was produced three years later as a close reprint with no additional commentary, in an effort to embarrass Hamilton (and his Federal Party) with his own words. "This edition was printed at the Aurora office by the political enemies of Hamilton"--Ford, Hamiltoniana 65. Evans 37571; Howes H120; Sabin 29970.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,000