New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary calf, black spine labels wih gilt lettering; boards with moderate rubbing, including some wear to hinges, scraping to leather; newspaper clipping tipped onto verso of title page, staining to first page of preface;
Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. some sparse marginalia to text, including writing the authors of certain essays under the title, writing covers most of the front endpapers;
DG consignment; shelved in Case 1.
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Ownership on front pastedowns of A. S. Burleson. Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937) was a conservative Democrat and United States Postmaster General and Representative. He is known for gaining cabinet support for instituting racial segregation in the US Post Office, which President Woodrow Wilson applied to other federal agencies. [wikipedia]
Ownership on both title pages of Hugh Nelson. Hugh Nelson (1768-1836) was an American politician and U.S. Representative from Virginia. Nelson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, until his resignation on January 14, 1823, having received an appointment in the diplomatic service. He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary (Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses). Nelson was appointed by President James Monroe as United States Minister to Spain on January 15, 1823, and served until November 23, 1824. He was the son of Thomas Nelson Jr., an American planter, soldier, and statesman from Yorktown, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781. He is regarded as one of the U.S. Founding Fathers. He signed Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia delegation and fought in the militia during the Siege of Yorktown. [wikipedia]
Preface identifies the previously anonymous authors as Hamilton, Madison, and Jay. "The work is principality the work of a man, whose talents and integrity render him the ornament and boast of the country: the name of HAMILTON will be held in sacred respect, long after the malignant attempts which have been made to slander his fame shall have sunk, with their authors, into oblivion. Two other gentleman, of distinguished abilities, Mr. JAY and Mr. MADISON, contributed some essays." The second edition is notable for the addition of the Federal Constitution and the first eleven amendments in the rear of volume 2, as well as including a series of articles written by Hamilton under the pseudonym "Pacificus," defending Washington's "Neutrality Proclamation" of 1793 regarding the Anglo-French war. It is the last English language edition issued in Hamilton's lifetime.
Howes H-114. Sabin 23981. Cohen 2818.