Good. No Dust Jacket. Hardcover 1846 Good condition first edition, x-library (Missouri Historical Society) half-calf leather binding; wear on edges, covers, and spines; owner's signature on front endpaper of first book; library stamps on both books' title pages, bookplates on front paste-down endpaper, catalog number on sticker on spine and title page; endpapers removed.
Good. Edited from the Papers of Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury. Frontis. 2 Vols. Thick 8vo, original brown cloth; cloth lightly soiled on both volumes, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, in both volumes, Frontis. foxed, lower corners bumped on volume II. New York: Printed for the Subscribers, 1846. First Edition. Oliver Wolcott was a supporter of Alexander Hamilton whom he succeeded as Secretary of the Treasury. This work is a source of primary importance for the history of the Federalist party, consisting mainly of letters to and from Wolcott, whose correspondence throws a full light on the ideas and purposes of the Federalists, the beginnings of party organization, and upon the practical work of putting the new government under the Constitution into operation. George Gibbs was the grandson of Oliver Wolcott.
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