Lot 16 of 218:
Jefferson's Notes on Virginia 1801  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Notes on the State of Virginia

Author:
Jefferson, Thomas

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Printed by M.L. & W.A. Davis for Furman & Loudon

Date:
1801

Description:

[4], 436, [blank], 56 pp. Folding table of the Indians in Virginia; map of the Ohio River near Pittsburgh. This edition with the appendix on the murder of Logan's family. (8vo) 20.7x12.5 cm (8¼x4¾"), period tree sheep, rebacked with tan calf, early morocco spine label. Third American Edition (so stated).

Early American edition of Thomas Jefferson's most important book, considered one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks. This edition  includes the appendix on the murder of Logan's family.  Lacks the the frontispiece portrait and the large engraved folding map of Virginia. Formerly in the public library of Beverley, Mass., with bookplate dated 1856, old inkstamps, removal from rear pastedown. Howes J78.


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Condition:
Wear to corners; some foxing and soiling within, tape repair to front free endpaper, rear free endpaper detached; very good overall.


 
Item number:
274395
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