Sale 21BP03 | Lot 22

[HAMILTON, ALEXANDER] Report of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, on the Subject of Manufactures. Presented to the House of Representatives Dec. 5, 1791.

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Lot 22
[HAMILTON, ALEXANDER] Report of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, on the Subject of Manufactures. Presented to the House of Representatives Dec. 5, 1791.
London: J. Debrett, 1793. First English edition. Modern red morocco backed marbled boards, cloth slipcase. 8 1/4 x 5 inches (21 x 13 cm); [4], 129, [3 ads] pp. The title and final leaf lightly dust soiled, some foxing throughout.

The very rare first English issue of Alexander Hamilton's famous most influential state paper on manufactures, described by Howes as "the Magna Carta of industrial America." We trace no copies at auction in recent decades. For this edition: Sabin 29978; Ford Bibliotheca Hamiltonia 203; for the first edition of 1791 see Howes H123; Evans 23914.


Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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