Lot 37
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(JEFFERSON, THOMAS) NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA: WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1781... [PARIS...] 1782 [I.E., 1785]

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  • Notes on the State of Virginia; written in the year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the winter of 1782, for the use of a foreigner of distinction, in answer to certain queries proposed by him. [Paris: for the author by Philippe-Denis Pierres,] 1782 [i.e., 1785]
8vo (7 ¾ x 5 in.; 19.8 x 12.6 cm). Full-page woodcut plan of "Madison's cave," folding letterpress table, manuscript deletion, likely in Jefferson's hand, on p. 5, contemporary French speckled calf, covers with gilt-roll frame, smooth spine gilt in compartments, plain endpapers, red-sprinkled edges, morocco label lost from spine with lettering still visible in blind, extremities rubbed and with some neat repair, very lightly shaken, half brown morocco slipcase, chemise
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