The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (20 volumes, complete)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Assoc.1903
THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSEON: THE MEMORIAL EDITION (1903). First Edition limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 702. In 20 volumes, complete. Internal content near fine to fine and complete. Bindings very good plus; all in publisher's original green cloth with labeled plates on the spine and bright gilt top stain. Mild wear, toning and wear to some spine labels. Overall, a wonderful set of this famous and rare compilation.
Each volume has two title pages and the second title pages each have a frontispiece. Edited by Andrew A Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh. This scarce Lipscomb-Bergh edition has three different imprints, including the Memorial Edition (1903-4), Library Edition (1903-4), and the Definitive Edition (1905, 1907). However, these imprints are not known to differ from each other in content. There are original essays 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 set also contains Jefferson's 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.
VOLUME DETAIL: Volume 1: A Library Edition (the remaining volumes are Memorial Edition); with 2 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 Monroe 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.