New York: Williams and Whiting, 1810.
First collected edition. Stipple engraved portraits of Hamilton, Madison and Jay (often lacking). vii, , 325; , iv, 368; , iv, 368 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. First Collected Edition of Hamilton's Works, with an Early Printing of the Federalist. Contemporary tree calf, repairs to hinges, one volume rebacked to style. Foxing and browning, worming at the front of vol. 2 in the gutter margin Howes H114; Sabin 29987; Ford 116; Shaw and Shoemaker 20274. Item #320346
Edited by John Wells, this first collected edition of Hamilton's writings includes signicant additions to the Federalist (which forms the second and third volumes, each with separate titles), incorporating changes based on Hamilton’s notes from his own copy of The Federalist and with the names of the authors are appended to each essay. The set also includes Hamilton's reports on public credit, a national bank, manufactures, the establishment if the mint, and more. Scarce.
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