Lot 15 of 218:
Thomas Jefferson's Memoir in original boards 1829  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Author:
Jefferson, Thomas
Place:
Charlottesville [Va.]
Publisher:
Published by F. Carr, and Co.
Date:
1829
Description:

4 volumes. viii, [2], 466; [4], 500; [4] 519; [4], 532 pp. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Engraved frontispiece portrait in Vol. IV; 4-leaf folding facsimile of the draft of the Declaration of Independence at rear of Vol. IV. (8vo) 23.3x14.5 cm (9¼x5¾"), original cloth-backed boards, paper spine labels; housed in two modern half morocco clamshell cases. First Edition.

Important compilation of writings by perhaps the most brilliant of the founding fathers, with a notable facsimile of the draft of the Declaration of Independence. In rare original state of cloth-backed boards, pages untrimmed and largely unopened. Bookplates of Victor B. Levit, few early ownership signatures.

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Condition:
Some wear to boards, spines faded, rubbed, labels worn; normal foxing and darkening to contents; very good, very uncommon in the original boards.
 
Item number:
274493
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