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A rare printing of Hamilton's greatest work: "Report on Manufactures"...
Item # 670502 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, January, 1792 (with historic Supplement II)
* Report on the Subject of Manufactures (Report on Manufactures)
* The magnum opus of Alexander Hamilton
* First United States Treasury Secretary
The most significant content is found within the Appendix II which is included (but typically missing).
This Appendix has a wealth of "Public Papers", but it begins with what is considered to be Alexander Hamilton's most significant work: "Report on the Subject of Manufactures".
This very lengthy & detailed report takes the first 51 pages in this Appendix, and signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury at its conclusion.
This significant work laid forth economic principles that would later be incorporated into the "American System" program by Henry Clay and his Whig Party. Abraham Lincoln, who called himself a "Henry Clay tariff Whig" during his early years, would later make the principles cornerstones, together with opposition to the institution and expansion of slavery, of the fledgling Republican Party. These ideas of Hamilton, outlined here, formed the basis for the American School of economics.
A most significant document in the history of American economics and very rarely found in a periodical of the day. Likely only to be found in a period magazine given its great length would render it impossible to include in a newspaper unless serialized of a great many issues.
Additional articles include: "Some Particulars Relative to the Soil, Situation, Productions, etc. of Kentucky..." which takes over 3 pages; "The Interest of the Northern & Southern States forever Inseparable" "Some Account of the Beggars, Pickpockets & Fortune-tellers of London" "Observations on Blindness & on the employment of the Other Senses to Supply the Loss of Sight" "A Hint to the Married"; an article on war with the Indians. At the back is a: "Description of Mount Vernon".
The January issue is complete in 40 pages, plus an additional 92 pages in Appendix II. Full title/contents page, 5 by 8 inches, great condition.
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's