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    Hamilton's Works in Three Volumes, with the Sixth Edition of The Federalist

    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 Pacifus, 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. Covers showing wear with a few minor abrasions, particularly at the corners and spine. Edges sprinkled blue. Endpapers have some spotting. Light foxing to preliminaries and terminals. Some even toning throughout. A few leaves standing proud in Volume I. Light offsetting of frontispieces. Ownership signature of John P. Binns in each volume. A newspaper clipping noting Federalist articles' authorship on front pastedown. All very good.

    "In these documents are constellated more than the learning and the wisdom of other days. The native, the original conceptions of this creative genius, give life and light to every subject. Every page bears its own peculiar testimony to the vastness of his mind -- the soundness of his judgment -- the clearness of his views -- and the integrity of his heart. The humblest peasant, who loves his country and participates in her weal and wo, as well as the statesman and politician whose feelings and interests are more particularly identified with the subject, will read these Reports with mingled wonder and delight" (from the Preface)."The sixth edition [of the Federalist] was published in 1810 by Williams and Whiting of New York, and formed the second and third volumes of the 'Writings of Hamilton' [sic.]."




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