New Haven: William Reese Company, 2017. vii,255pp. 100 color illustrations. Cloth, stamped in gilt. New. Item #WRCAM52557
A guide to the most significant printed works on the Federal Era, discussing events from the end of the American Revolution in 1783 to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The one hundred entries were selected on the basis of their historical importance, their impact at the time of publication, their representative nature in the spectrum of writings about the period, and their interest to collectors. Each entry provides commentary on the main entry and discusses related books and materials. Items include treaties, political pamphlets, official acts and laws, printed speeches, prints, atlases, broadsides, proclamations, military manuals, constitutional material, personal narratives, histories, debates, travel narratives, personal memoirs, and biographies.
The work draws on some forty-five years' experience in the antiquarian book trade. Hopefully it will prove useful to collectors, booksellers, and institutions with collections concerned with the Federal Era.