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Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804Jay, John, 1745-1829Madison, James, 1751-1836Pintard, John, 1759-1844J. and A. M’Lean (Firm)United States. Constitution
The Federalist: : a collection of essays, written in favour of the new Constitution, as agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. : In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II]
Printed and sold by J. and A. M’Lean, no. 41, Hanover Square
Vol. 1: vi, 227,  p.; v. 2: vi, 384 p.
Title page, introduction, table of contents, and first page of John Pintard's copy of the first complete edition of the Federalist published in book form. The Federalist is included on nearly every list of influential books because it is due, at least in part, to this work that the United States Constitution was ratified. Its 85 essays were first published in newspapers and then issued in two volumes. Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Each essay signed: Publius. This New-York Historical copy has a label tipped into each volume: "Printed and bound, at Franklin’s Head, no. 41, Hanover-Square"; the title pages inscribed: "John Pintard". References: Evans 21127; ESTC W5416.
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United States. Constitution
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