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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) - 1st Edition - 1903 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS007221)

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc

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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc

by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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20 volumes. Volume 1: xxiv+492 pages with plates, tables and two foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence. Volume 2: xlxii+450 with plates and tables. Volume 3: xx+494 pages with plates, tables and three foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's inaugural address. Volume 4: xxvi+458 pages with plates and foldout facsimiles signatures of the signers of Declaration of Independence. Volume 5: xxviiii+472 with plates. Volume 6: xxxiii+460 pages with plates. Volume 7: xxiv+486 pages with photoengraving foldout of Richard Henry Lee's Resolution of June 7th, 1776 and plates. Volume 8: xxviii+446 pages with plates. Volume 9: xxv+446 pages with plates. Volume 10: xxvi+448 pages with plates. Volume 11: xxv+448 with plates and two foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's letter to Harry Innes, January 23, 1800. Volume 12: lvi+441 pages with plates (one folding). Volume 13: lxviii+441 pages with plates. Volume 14: xxiv493 pages with plates. Volume 15: xxi+494 pages with plates and 3-page photoengraving foldout of Jefferson's original letter, October 24, 1823 regarding the Moroe Doctrine. Volume 16: xxvi+472 pages with plates. Volume 17: xxii+470 pages with plates, figures and photoengraving foldout of Jefferson's letter to Dr Thorton May 9, 1817. Volume 18: lx+451 pages with plates. Volume 19: xxiv+499 pages with plates and two foldout pages. Volume 20: xxvi+32+iv+73+[1 blank]+19+[ [2 blank]+[190 unnumbered] pages with bibliography, facsimiles and indices. Each plate has page guard. Octavo 8 ¾" x 6") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and head end pages in gilt. Each volume has two title pages and the second title pages each have a frontispiece. Edited by Andrew A Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh. First edition limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 256 specially bound for Bacon Saunders.

The Lipscomb-Bergh edition has several different imprints, including the Memorial Edition (1903-4), Library Edition (1903-4), and the Definitive Edition (1905, 1907). These imprints are not known to differ from each other in content. The Lipscomb-Bergh edition does offer the interesting feature of an original essay in each volume, by various authors including Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and William Jennings Bryan, and examining topics such as "Jefferson's Contribution to a Free Press," and "Jefferson as a Geographer."

The Memorial Edition contains his autobiography, notes on Virginia, parliamentary manual, official papers, messages and addresses and other writings, official and private including all of the original manuscripts, deposited in the Department of State and published in 1853 by order of the Joint Committee of Congress.


Some of the volumes have some slight scuffing to the gold leaf at head end pages, small tear in tissue guard of volume one frontispiece else a very nice set.


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