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.

New-York : Printed and sold by J. and A. M'Lean ..., 1788.
2 v. ; 17 cm.


Former owner
  • First complete edition. cf. The Foederalist ... [ed.] by Henry B. Dawson. New York, 1863. Introduction: p. xxiii, lv-lxiii.
  • Princeton copy 1 2 v. in 1.
  • Princeton copy 1 of v.1. imperfect: p. [i]-iv (incl. t.-p.) and p. 217-227 wanting. Typed t.-p. supplied from EX copy.
  • Princeton copy 1 (Lapidus copy): inscribed on verso of title page 'The Federalist,' which belonged to the General during his life time, in which be bad designated in his own handwriting, the parts of that celebrated work written by himself, as well as those contributed by Mr. Jay and Madison .'
  • Princeton copy 1 (Lapidus copy): And on the recto of the preliminary blank leaf, in Hamilton's handwriting: “ Nos 2, 3, 4, 5, 54, Mr. Jay - 10, 14, 37 to 48 inclusive — Madison — 18, 19, 20, Hamilton and Madison Jointly — All the rest by Hamilton." The names of the writers of the first five numbers have been written in ink at the head of each number.
Binding note
  • Princeton copy 1 Calf with double fillet in gold, gold tooling on dentelles, decorated spine tooled in gold with dark brown labels, all edges gold, and marbeled endpapers. Stamped on front free endpaper "Bound by W. Pratt."
  • Princeton copy 1 (Lapidus copy): Three quarter red leather; marbled boards; marbled endpapers.
  • Princeton copy 1 On title page, signatures: Cornelius C. Schoonmaker, Zacariah Schoonmaker.
  • Princeton copy 1 Bookplate of Edwin B. Holden.
  • Princeton copy 1 (Lapidus copy): Bookplate of E.D. Church.
  • Princeton copy 1 (Lapidus copy): Claimed by E.D. Church to have been Alexander Hamilton's own copy.
  • Princeton copy 1 (WHS) acquired 1/20/34 from Heartman; inv. 626.
Source acquisition
  • Princeton copy 1; Gift; C. W. McAlpin.
  • Princeton copy 2; Gift; Cleveland Hoadley Dodge '78; 1949.
  • Princeton copy 3; Gift; Arthur C. Holden; 1987.
  • Princeton copy 4 Gift Sidney Lapidus, Princeton Class of 1959, 2010.
  • ESTC W5416
  • Sabin 23979
  • Church 1230
  • Evans 21127
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