Defense des Constitutions Americaines, ou, De la necessite d'une balance dans les pouvoirs d'un gouvernement libre
Paris: Chez Buisson, 1792.
2 volumes. 8vo, 1/2 contemporary calf, leather spine labels, spine ends and edges of corners lightly worn on each volume, corners lightly bumped, boards lightly rubbed, small amounts of light foxing to some pages of both volumes. Paris: Chez Buisson, 1792. First French Edition
"The serious divisions in the States led Adams to study principles of government....The first volume (of the American edition of this work) appeared in America while the convention for framing a constitution was assembling." Dictionary of American Biography I, page 77. Howes A-60. Sabin 237.