Life and Letters of John Jay
JAY, JOHN. The Life of John Jay: with selections from his correspondence and miscellaneous papers
New York: Harper, 1833
Two volumes. viii, 520 pp; (iv), 502 pp. Original cloth, paper labels (soiled). Very good.
FIRST EDITION. Jay was a member of both Continental Congresses, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, governor of New York, and author of five Federalist Papers. Edited by Jay’s son, this biography is also the first important publication of Jay’s papers. Jay died in 1829.