Antique Leather Book “The Federalist, On the New Constitution” Signed by General John Bell Hood, 1857
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (Published by Hallowell: Masters Smith & Co.) | “The Federalist, On the New Constitution” New Edition signed by Confederate Civil War General John Bell Hood | 1857 | 5.5″ x 9″ | Condition: leather book, re-cased with new leather spine with raised band and gilt titles and ruling. Very slight edge-wear. Original end papers present. Internal pages age toned with scattered light foxing or handling marks.
The book is signed by Civil War General John Bell Hood in graphite, “JB Hood” and inscribed with his New Orleans address as”100″(street name illegible),”N.O.” (New Orleans) Book has 496 pages.
“The Federalist, On the New Constitution” written in the Year 1788. Appendix containing letters of Pacificus, Helvedius, Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793, the Original Articles of Confederation, and The Constitution of the United States. This New Edition was published 1857 by Hallowell: Masters Smith & Co. | Authors: Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Madison, and Mr. Jay.
A highly collectible, scarce book known as America’s greatest, perhaps only great, contribution to the theory of the political process, and an “incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer”.
Signed by John Bell Hood, a Confederate general during the Civil War with a commanding reputation for bravery and aggressiveness. He is known as arguably one of the best brigade and division commanders in the Confederate Army.
Perfect for the collector of political theory and made that much more important having been the personal copy of John Bell Hood.
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