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    First Edition of Hamilton's Works -
    and the Sixth Edition of the Federalist Papers

    Alexander Hamilton. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Comprising His Most Important Official Reports; an Improved Edition of the Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in 1788; and Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality, Written in 1793. In Three Volumes. New York: Published by Williams and Whiting, 1810. First edition of Hamilton's works, and sixth edition of the Federalist. Three octavo volumes. vii, [1, blank], [1, contents], [1, blank], 325, [1, blank]; [2, general title], [i-ii, Federalist title], [iii]-iv [contents], 368; [2, general title], [i-ii, Federalist Volume II title], [iii]-iv [contents], 368 pages. Complete with three engraved frontispiece portraits of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, respectively. Contemporary full calf. Smooth spines numbered and ruled in gilt in compartments with red morocco labels with gilt titles. Bindings heavily worn with biopredation to spines and joints with loss, pages 15-21 loose (though not detached) in volume I, text toned, foxed, and thumbsoiled, previous owner's inscriptions on the recto of each frontispiece portrait (two being quite lengthy). Overall, a fair set.

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