1837 Printing of The Federalist in a Handsome Period-Style Binding Hamilton, Alexander [1755-1804]. Madison, James [1751-1836]. Jay, John [1745-1829]. The Federalist, or 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; Also, The Original Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States, With the Amendments Made Thereto. A New Edition. The Numbers Written by Mr. Madison Corrected by Himself. Hallowell, ME: Glazier, Masters & Smith, 1837. 500 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, light edgewear and faint dampstaining to title page and following leaf. $850. * Later edition. With index and the text of the U.S. Constitution. Of the eighty-five essays John Jay wrote numbers 1-5 and 54, Madison wrote numbers 10, 14, and 37-48. Numbers 18-20 were written by all three. The remaining 50 were written by Hamilton. The essays aimed to encourage ratification of the proposed constitution by New York State, but were immediately recognized as the most compelling commentary on the most radical form of government the world had yet seen. The present item follows the text of the 1818 Gideon edition, which was the first to contain Madison's notes and corrections. The author of each essay is indicated. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2818.
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