THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Federal Edition - 1904 [12 Vols, Ltd Ed 32/600]

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The Works of Alexander Hamilton in 12 Volumes

edited by Henry Cabot Lodge

Second Limited Federal Edition. No. 32 of 600 hand-numbered with Publisher Sets. Published by: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1904.

Hardbacks are overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volumes display minor overall aging and wear.
  • Red cloth covers feature coats-of-arms gilt illustration on front, and exhibit minor to moderate overall fading/toning.
  • Gilt decoration is faded on Vol 6. (See photos)
  • Boards display mild edgewear with rubbing and occasional bumping along edges and to corners, where boards are also exposed.
  • Upper corners are especially bumped on Vol 11, where upper corner on front is also severely chipped. (See photos)
  • Spines show mild to moderate sunning and fading, as well as more or less pronounced chipping to ends. Spine shows a large chip at head on Vol 5. (See photos)
  • Binding is secure in all volumes, with a little occasional play.
  • Rear hinge is cracked in Vol 1. (See photos)
  • Frontis features B&W illustration in all volumes, protected by intact tissue guards. 
  • Interior is well-preserved in all volumes, with minimal toning, and rare occasional smudges.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Index pages in Vol 12 show a 1x.25 inch open tear in textblock, with 2 other closed tears on page.
  • Vol 5 exhibits small damage on lower edge of pages 261 to 302. (See photos)
  • Text block edges have gilt along head, and are deckled to foot and fore edge.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180926

429 pgs (vol 1) + 478 pgs (vol 2) + 495 pgs (vol 3) + 489 pgs (vol 4) + 491 pgs (vol 5) + 487 pgs (vol 6) + 479 pgs (vol 7) + 492 pgs (vol 8) + 543 pgs (vol 9) + 516 pgs (vol 10) + 386 pgs (vol 11) + 404 pgs (vol 12) pages. 6.5 x 9.75 inches.



Largely eclipsed after his death in 1804 because of the sweeping triumph of his great adversary, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton's reputation was reinstated after the Civil War when a new interest was born for the true past of the United States and their founding figures. This massive edition of his works presents for one of the first times his writings and correspondence, revealing the profoundness of his role in our history not only as an actor, but also and perhaps mostly as a thinker. 


Twelve Volumes featuring an illustrated frontis. Volume 1 features a portrait of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton from a painting by Inman, as well as a preface to the Second Edition. Volume 10 includes a general index to Vols 1-10, with a list of omitted letters. Vol 12 includes an index to The Federalist, the edition published in Washington in 1831 by Philip R. Fendall.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: Numbered Edition
Subject: Americana
Topic: Sets
Place of Publication: New York London
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Year Printed: 1904
Author: Alexander Hamilton
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