[Washington, D.C.]: Printed [by William Duane] for the House of Representatives, . Folio First Edition. Folio,  blank, , 34, ,  blank pages; VG; bound in circa-1990 paper wraps, black title to front cover; mild toning and foxing throughout; Leaves B-G with small tide-mark to lower fore edge;
with blind stamp for 'Sondley Library Asheville, N.C.' on the title page, last 3 leaves. 2R+1 with very thin paper, causing the stamp to create tiny holes. The Sondley library was largely sold in the late 1980's, with the remainder being merged with the Buncombe County Special Collections, properly de-accessioned with confirmation.;
Original two leaves of front endpapers and single leaf of rear endpaper present; Extra leaf numbered *12, with signature F* inserted.;
Letter of transmittal from Department of State, 8th December, 1801, signed, in print: James Madison. Schedule for Tennessee, which was not present on Dec. 8th, appears on leaf 2R, dated December 22, 1801. Corrected Schedule for Maryland appears on leaf 2R+1.;
Not scarce in institutional holdings, as to be expected, but extremely scarce on the market, with RareBookHub listing only one copy in 100 years, being Bonhams 2012, and Goodspeed's before that in 1921.;
RW consignment; shelved case 4.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Howes R-221; Sabin 70146.
The scarce folio for the Second U.S. Census. As mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, a census is to be taken at 10-year intervals. An act of February 28, 1800, authorized the second census of the United States, which was to include the states and territories northwest of the Ohio River and Mississippi Territory. The census was to conclude within nine calendar months of its start. It contains 21 states as well as three territories (Northwest, Indiana, and Mississippi). The Louisiana Purchase would be discussed soon after, and concluded in 1803, leaving this census as a snapshot of a significantly smaller US. At the time of the 1800 census, the territory donated to form the District of Columbia was still being administered by the states of Maryland and Virginia, with the total population being equivalent to that of the Indiana Territory. This folio was reprinted in an Octavo format in 1802.;