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    The Gideon Edition of The Federalist

    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. 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. City of Washington: Printed and Published by Jacob Gideon, 1818.

    A new edition, with "the Numbers Written by Mr. Madison Corrected by Himself." Octavo. 671 pages.

    Contemporary leather spine, partially perished. Boards not present. Housed in a paper chemise with paper spine title label. Most leaves through page 20 with one or both corners renewed. Staining and spotting throughout, significant at the beginning and end leaves. Good condition, a prime candidate for re-binding, and a must for any completist collector of "the most famous and influential American political work" (Howes).

    Sabin 23985.


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