Lot 196 of 455:
The Federalist, on the New Constitution; Written in 1788  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$1,560
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$300 - $500

Title:
The Federalist, on the New Constitution; Written in 1788...
Author:
Hamilton, Alexander, [John] Jay, and [James] Madison
Place:
Philadelphia
Publisher:
Benjamin Warner
Date:
1818
Description:

vi, [7]-504 pp. Three engraved portraits of the authors. (8vo) contemporary leather, morocco spine label. New Edition.

More commonly known as the Federalist Papers, this text includes 85 essays, most of which were originally published in New York newspapers under the pseudonym "Publius." This "New Edition" identifies the authors and includes their portraits. It is called the "most famous and influential American political work." See Howes H114; Sabin 23981.

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Condition:
Front cover and front endpaper detached, back cover cracked; spine chipped at head and tail, extremities and covers rubbed; internal foxing; overall good.
 
Item number:
306626
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