New York: Williams and Whiting, 1810. Hardcover. 4 3/4 X 7 7/8 Inches. [VOL 1, 325 PP][VOL 2, 368 PP][VOL 3, 368 PP]. Very Good. Item #3652
IMPORTANT EARLY EDITION OF THE FEDERALIST PAPERS
First Edition of the Collected Works of one of America's founding statesmen. Volumes II & III represent the third edition of The Federalist Papers and the first printing of same to denote authorship of each individual contribution to Hamilton, Madison and/or Jay. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Jay and James Madison in volumes II & III respectively. Frontis illustration of Hamilton lacking from first volume. Preliminary pages of volume one cut short at edges. Contemporary leather rebacked in period style. Gilt tooled decoration and five raised hubs to each new spine. Contemporary PO name in ink on title-page of volume one. PO name and plate to pastedown of volumes II & III. Mild toning and damp-staining throughout. A few stains and occasional foxing.
Volume I: Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on Public Credit (1790); Report on a National Bank (1790); On the Constitutionality of a National Bank (1791); Report on the Subject of Manufactures (1790); Report on the Establishment of a Mint (1791).
Volume II: The Federalist (1788)
Volume III: The Federalist (1788); Letters of Pacificus (1793)
An attractive, yet imperfect set overall. Priced accordingly.