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THOMAS JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY: A CATALOG WITH THE ENTRIES IN HIS OWN ORDER

Wilson, Douglas L.; Gilreath, James


Item #: 63653

Pages: (10), 149 pp.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; Reprinted in 2007.

Sold to the Library of Congress in 1815 to replace volumesburned by the British during their occupation of Washington,Jefferson's library comprising 6,700 volumes was one of thefinest in the United States. The taxomonically arrangedcatalogue that accompanied these books was a remarkablework, one that offered great insight into the broad andsystematic nature of Jefferson's mind. Unfortunately, it waslost. Using Jefferson's notes and the first edition of theLibrary of Congress catalogue, Gilreath and Wilson recreatedJefferson's original compilation. It is valuable both forits insights into Jefferson's legal mind and as a guide tothe titles one would want to include in a first-classAmerican law library of the period.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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