Legal Classics Reprint of the first edition 1788 Hanover-Square Hamilton, Alexander [1755-1804]. Madison, [1751-1836]. Jay, John [1745-1829]. The Federalist: A Collection of essays Written in Favor of the New Constitution. New York: Printed and Sold by J. and A. McLean, No. 41 Hanover-Square, 1788. Reprint. Birmingham: Legal Classics Library, . Two volumes bound as one. Black calf with decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. As new, excellent condition. $50. * Facsimile reprint of the rare first edition. Includes the text of the United States Constitution. One of the undisputed landmarks in American political thought, The Federalist is a collected edition of essays by Hamilton. Madison and Jay that were published under the pseudonym "Publius" in several New York newspapers and journals in 1787 and 1788. These were later collected and published by the M'Lean brothers. Written to encourage ratification by New York State, the Federalist essays were immediately recognized as the most compelling commentary on the most radical form of government the world had seen.
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