The first edition of the collected works of Alexander Hamilton, including an early printing of The Federalist, published by Williams and Whiting in 1810.
Octavo, [three volumes], vii, 325pp; iv, 368pp; iv, 368pp. Rebound in full brown leather, title in gilt on spines. New endpapers with original flyleaves included. Faint foxing to edges of leaves, mainly on endpapers. Text is clear and legible. Each volume contains frontispiece portrait engraving, featuring Alexander Hamilton [Vol. I], John Jay [Vol. II], and James Madison [Vol. III]. Each frontispiece with some foxing and transference to title page.
(Sabin 23982) (Sabin 29987) (Howes H-114) (Bibliotheca Hamiltonia 116) Housed in a custom cloth slipcase.
Content is evenly split between the three volumes. Volume I includes reports from Hamilton on topics such as public credit, a national bank, and the establishment of a mint. Volumes II and III feature a secondary title page introducing the Federalist papers. Volume II with papers I-XLVI and Volume II with papers XLVII-LXXXV. A stunning example of a founding father’s revolutionary works.