Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do": RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE COLLECTION OF JEFFERSON’S WRITINGS

Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

JEFFERSON, Thomas.

Item Number: 117576

Charlottesville, VA: F. Carr and Co, 1829.

First edition of the first published collection of Jefferson’s writings, an impressive four-volume work edited by his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Octavo, 4 volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, morocco spine labels, engraved frontispiece portrait after Gilbert Stuart in Volume I. In very good condition. Rare and desirable in contemporary calf.

Volume one was written by Jefferson at age 77, and includes a journal kept by him while Secretary of State during Washington’s administration. "The rest consists exclusively of a voluminous correspondence, ranging from 1775, after blood had been spilt in Boston, to June 1826, only ten days before his death" (Sabin).

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