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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Notes on the state of Virginia. Written by Thomas Jefferson. [with Map]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02592 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: London Type: Book Date: 1787 Pagination: [4] 382 p.=386 p. 22.7 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: First English (London) edition with folding Fry-Jefferson map. This book is the first PUBLISHED edition in English (the first English language edition being privately printed by Jefferson in Paris). It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, Jefferson's book not only covered geography of Virginia, but also government, Indians and slavery. See Millicent Sowerby's catalogue of Jefferson's library for editions. Ownership signature on titlepage has been obliterated: "Robt" or "Robert"? Howes J78. Sabin 35895. Vail 760. Clark i:262. Sowerby iv, pp.30130. Adams, The Eye of Thomas Jefferson 57.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: African American HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryPresidentLiterature and Language ArtsGeography and Natural HistoryGovernment and CivicsSlavery

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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