SAMUEL HENLEY LIST, 1785
Books acquired by Jefferson from the library of Reverend Samuel Henley as listed in his letter to Henley dated March 3, 1785 from Paris. PTJ 8:11-14 (full-text version from Founders Online)
Jefferson first wrote to Henley about these books on 9 June 1778 ( PTJ 2:198-199) expressing his interest in acquiring them. Henley was professor of moral philosophy at the College of William and Mary from 1770 to 1775. When Henley left America for England around the beginning of the American Revolution, he left behind his library in the care of Bishop James Madison, president of the College, who later showed them to Jefferson. This June 1778 letter never reached Henley. Jefferson wrote to Henley again in 1785 while in Paris, expressing his continued interest in Henley's books and his desire to acquire them. Each entry in Jefferson's list consists of a short title, followed by number of volumes and size.
 
Milton’s paradise lost. edn. in 10. books. small 4 to .
Pierce Plowman 8 vo .
Observns. on modern gardening 8 vo . patent binding.
Gibson’s Saxon chronicle 4 to .
Junius. 2. v. 12 mo . patent binding.
Connection between price of provisions & size of farms pamphlet.
History of duelling. 12 mo . unbound.
Aedes Walpolianae. 4 to .
Hoole’s Tasso. 12 mo .
Dante. 3. v. 12 mo .
The Hermit of Warkworth. pamphlet.
Oeuvres de theatre de Diderot. 12 mo .
Il Petrarca. 16 s . red marocco [sic--Ed.].
Philips’s poems. 12 mo .
Garth’s Dispensary. 12 mo .
Hurd’s Cowley. 2. v. 12 mo .
Bourne poemata. 12 mo .
Clarke’s Vegetius 8 vo .
Calson’s specimens of printing types. pamphlet.
Portroyal Gr. gramm. 8 vo .
Portroyal Lat. gram. 2. v. 8 vo .
Dict. du vieux language de Lacombe. 2. v. 8 vo .
Dictionnaire des monogrammes. 8 vo .
Webb on poetry and music
in 1. vol. 12 mo .
Moor’s essay on Tragedy
an essay on design in garden g.
Jennings on medals.
Harris’s Hermes 8 vo .
---------- three treatises 8 vo .
Warton’s observns. on Spenser. 2. v. 8 vo .
Essay on Shakespeare. 8 vo .
Jones poeseos Asiaticae comment. 8 vo . unbound.
London catalogue of books. pamphlet
Suidae lexicon. 3. v. fol. injured.
Sallust. Foulis. 12 mo .
Wotton’s view of Hickes’s Thesaurus. 4 to
History of Barbadoes. 12 mo .
Taylor’s elements of the civil law. 4 to .
Dictionnaire de Chymie. 2. v. 12 mo .
Tournefort institutiones. 2. v. 4 to .
Dacosta’s mineralogy.
Linnaei Flora Lapponica. 8 vo .
Critica Botanica. 8 vo
Philosophia Botanica. 8 vo
Fauna Suecica. 8 vo
Genera plantarum. 8 vo
Species plantarum. 2. v. 8 vo
Emantissa altera. 8 vo
Systema naturae. 2. v. 8 vo .
Clayton’s flora Virginica. 4 to .
Clarke on Saxon coins. 4 to .

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4tos.
9.
8vos.
28.
12mos.
18.
16s.
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