First Edition. With an Appendix, Containing Copies of the Most Important Documents Referred to in the Argument. 184, xxvii. Bound with: A Review of the Letter addressed by William Alexander Duer to Cadwallader Colden. 27pp. 2 vols in one. 8vo, disbound; (foxing throughout). Albany: E. Horsford, 1819.
Unsigned presentation copy. Author was elected to the state assembly in 1814. "He was also chairman of the committee that drafted the law investing Livingston and Fulton with navigation rights in the Hudson River, and in the controversy over this he published two pamphlets (1817, 1819) addressed to Fulton's biographer Cadwallader D. Colden." DAB V, p. 488. Duer later became judge of the New York State Supreme Court and president of Columbia College. Howes D. 539. Sabin 21117. S&S 47850.