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SIGNED BY TWO AMERICAN PRESIDENTS, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THEN SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES MADISON, SHIP’S PAPERS FOR THE SCHOONER LYDIA

JEFFERSON, Thomas and MADISON, James. Document signed. Boston, 1803.

Rare official document, signed by both Thomas Jefferson as president and James Madison as secretary of state, as the nation’s first president and by Jefferson as America’s first Secretary of State, consisting of ship’s papers for the schooner Lydia. $20,000.

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“WE ARE INDISPUTABLY THE HEIRS TO HAMILTON’S AMERICA”

HAMILTON, Alexander. Works of Alexander Hamilton. New York, 1810. Three volumes.

First edition of Hamilton's collected Works, containing the third edition of the Federalist Papers, "the most influential American political work" (Streeter II:1049). $15,000.

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“A GREAT AND PERHAPS FATAL WAR”

UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Acts Passed by Congress… 11th, 12th & 13th Congress. Washington, 1810-1815. Seven volumes. First editions of the first official collected printings of congressional acts, printed for use by the House and Senate, containing laws and treaties enacted under President Madison as the nation faced its first war since the ratification of the Constitution—the War of 1812, these exceptional association copies from the library of leading senator Stephen Row Bradley, whose powerful support for Madison was tested by strong opposition to the war, in scarce original wrappers. $4500.

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