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Washington, H.A. [Jefferson, Thomas
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson; Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private
Philadelphia: John K. Riker; Taylor & Maury, 1853-1854. First Edition. Thick octavo, [in 9 volumes]. Quarter brown morocco, five raised bands, title in gilt, marbled covers. Marbled end papers and marbled leaf ends. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson with tissue cover in Volume I. Scattered foxing throughout Volume I, lacking in subsequent volumes. Contemporary bookplate affixed to front end paper. Additional ownership inscription of "Haldeman" on title page of most volumes. Includes a facsimile of Jefferson's Declaration of Independence with corrections. (Sabin 35919) An attractive set. Near fine. Item #1874 This 9 Volume set is known as the Washington Edition and contains the first major collection of Thomas Jefferson's writings. It includes only papers that resided in the Library of Congress and other documents considered to be public by the mid-1800s. Its been criticized by scholars who consider it a "bowdlerized" edition, or having been scrubbed of offensive and vulgar references. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books (firsteditionrarebooks) [Cincinnati, Ohio, US]
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