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[HAMILTON, Alexander (1757-1804), his copy]. SELDEN, John (...

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S COPY

[HAMILTON, Alexander (1757-1804), his copy]. SELDEN, John (1584-1654). Mare Clausum; The Right and Dominion of the Sea. London: Andrew Kembe and Edward Thomas, 1663. 4to (273 x 178 mm). Title-page printed in red and black (title chipped at extreme edges and soiled, reinserted on stub, marginal browning throughout). Disbound, as is; housed in folding chemise. Provenance: Sir Charles Hedges (1650-1714), one of Queen Anne’s Secretaries of State and Jude of the High Court of Admiralty from 1689 to 1714 (engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary notes at end); ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S COPY (“A. Hamilton”), written on the title-page, presumably in another contemporary hand; Library of the New York Law Institute (rubber stamp on title). Second edition, formerly owned by a Founding Father of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S COPY

[HAMILTON, Alexander (1757-1804), his copy]. SELDEN, John (1584-1654). Mare Clausum; The Right and Dominion of the Sea. London: Andrew Kembe and Edward Thomas, 1663. 4to (273 x 178 mm). Title-page printed in red and black (title chipped at extreme edges and soiled, reinserted on stub, marginal browning throughout). Disbound, as is; housed in folding chemise. Provenance: Sir Charles Hedges (1650-1714), one of Queen Anne’s Secretaries of State and Jude of the High Court of Admiralty from 1689 to 1714 (engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary notes at end); ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S COPY (“A. Hamilton”), written on the title-page, presumably in another contemporary hand; Library of the New York Law Institute (rubber stamp on title). Second edition, formerly owned by a Founding Father of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

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