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Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia  

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Notes on the State of Virginia

Jefferson, Thomas


John Thompson for R.T. Rawle



[4], 436, [blank], 56 pp. Large engraved folding map of Virginia, map of Madison's cave, folding engraved view of the Natural Bridge in Virginia, folding table of the Indians in Virginia, and map of the Ohio River near Pittsburgh. This edition with the appendix on the murder of Logan's family and printing Jefferson's inaugural speech of 4 March 1801. (8vo) 21x13.5 cm (8¼x5"), period polished calf, red morocco lettering-piece. Custom clamshell case. "First Hot-Pressed Edition."

Comprehensive lifetime edition of Thomas Jefferson's most important book. This edition is apparently the first to include the appendix on the murder of Logan's family and the first to include the speech ("We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We Are All Republicans; We Are All Federalists"). "Unquestionably the best of the early American editions" (Verner, A Further Checklist of the Separate Editions of Jefferson's Notes, 1950). The folding map was prepared especially for this edition. Lacking the portrait frontispiece. Howes J78; Sabin 35903.

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Binding well worn, spine perishing, rear board detached, front board nearly so; lacks frontispiece portrait, old cello-tape repairs to reverse of map; foxing; would benefit from binding restoration.

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