CATALOGUE

OF A PORTION OF THE LATE
THOMAS JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY,
OFFERED BY HIS GRANDSON,
FRANCIS EPPES, OF POPLAR FOREST, VA.
601
Æschyli Tragœdiarum. With French Translation, and a fine series of plates engraved by Cunego. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Parisiis, 1795
602
Æsopi Phrygis Fabulae Graece et Latine. 12mo, calf, gilt, yellow edges. Rare. Parisiis, 1549
603
Appiani Alexandrini Romanorum Historiarum. Engraved title. 2 vols. 8vo, old calf. Joh. Janssonii, Amstelodami, 1670
604
Auli Gellii Noctes Atticæ. Engraved title, 12mo, vellum. Rare. Amstelodami Elzevirium, 1851 [sic]
605
Baconi (Francisci). Opera Omnia. 7 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Amstelœdami, 1730
606
Bézout (M.) Cours de Mathématiques. Plates, 6 vols, 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1775
607
Biblia Sacra. Vulgatæ Editionis. 12mo., morocco, inside boards. Sebastianum Martin, Parisiis, 1656
608
Biot (J. B.) Traité Élémentaire d’Astromomie [sic] Physique. Plates. 3 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1810
609
British Poets, from Chaucer to Churchill. Beautiful Frontispieces by Stothard, &c. 108 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. (Minus vol 1 of Pope). Edinburgh, 1782, etc.
610
BUFFON (Comte de). HISTORIE [sic] NATURELLE—Oiseaux, Quadrupeds, Mineraux, &c. Portrait, and many hundred colored plates. 52 vols. post 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1785
611
-------- Historie Naturelle des Minéraux. Colored plates by Partin. 5 vols. 12mo, calf. Paris, 1795
612
CICERONIS DE PHILOSOPHIA. Aldine Edition. Ver rare. [sic] 12mo, calf, gilt. Corrigente, Paulo Manutis, 1546
613
Collection des Moralistes Anciens. Socrates, Seneca, Plutarch, Cicero, Isocrates, &c. 16 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt edges. Didot, Paris, 1782
614
Conciones et Orationes. 12mo, red morocco. Amstelodami Elzevirium, 1672
615
Cornelii Taciti Opera ex recensione Joh. Augusti Ernesti. Frontispiece. 4 vols. 8vo, sheep. Lipsiae, 1801
616
De Stael (Mme.) de la Littérature. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. Paris, 1818
617
D’HOLBACH (Baron.) Systême de la Nature. 6 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1790
618
Early Typography. Seneca, Polybius, Cla[u]dius, &c. 10 vols. 12mo, vellum and calf XVI. Sœc.
619
ECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE in French and English. 32mo, red morocco. Phila., 1807. Presentation copy from the translator (de Bordes) to Pres. Thos. Jefferson, with Autograph and Original Verses.
620
Encyclopaedia; or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature, with over 500 illustrations. (Minus vols. 4 and 8.) 19 vols. 4to, calf, gilt. Phila., 1798
621
Fenelon. Aventures de Télémaque. Maps and plates. 2 vols. 12mo, calf. Londres, 1780
622
FRENCH AUTHORS. Moliere, 7 vols.; Corneille, 5 vols.; Voltaire, 4 vols.; Fontenille, 2 vols.; Boileau, 2 vols.; Pascal, 2 vols.; Ninon de l’Enclos, 2 vols.; La Fontaine, 4 vols.; Diderot, 3 vols., and Montesquieu, 4 vols. Portraits. 35 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. (Not uniform). Londres, 1784, etc.
623
Gillies (John). History of the World, from Alexander to Augustus. 3 vols. 8vo, sheep. Phila., 1809
624
Greek Historians. Plutarch, 9 vols.; Herodotus, 3 vols.; Thucidydes, 2 vols.; and Xenophon, 5 vols.; together, 19 vols. 12mo, calf, extra. Lipsiai [sic], Caroli Tauchnitz, 1811-15
625
Groth (Hugonis). Annales et Historiæ de rebus Belgicis. 2 2 vols. [sic] 12mo, calf. Amstelodami, Joannis Blaev, 1658
626
Hartley (Dr. D.) Observations on Man, with Life, &c. Fine portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. Bath, 1810
627
Hauy (l’Abbé). Traité Eleméntaire de Physique. Plates. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1806
628
Helvetius. Œuvres, completes. 10 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1793
629
Henault (Président). Abrégé Chronologique de l’Histoire de France. 6 vols. 8vo, half calf. - Paris, 1821
630
HERRERA (Antonio de). HISTORIA GENERAL de las INDIAS OCCIDENTALES o de los Hechos de los Castellanos en las Islas, y Terra Firme del Mar Oceano. Maps, curious initial letters, and engraved titles. 4 vols., containing 8 decades. Folio, vellum, gilt edges. Very rare. Madrid, 1601-15. Although damaged by water, this is a very fine copy of Herrera.
631
Hobbes (Thomas). Elementa Philosophica de Cive, et Epistolica Dissertatio de Principis Justi et Decori. 2 vols. 12mo, calf. Rare. Elzevirium, 1647-’51
632
Homeri Ilias. Greek and Latin, with Notes, by Clarke. Map. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. N.Y., 1814
633
Horace. Œuvres en Latin et en Français avec Remarques par Dacier. 10 vols. post 8vo, half calf. Hamburg, 1733
634
Hume (David). Essays and Treatises. 2 vols, 8vo, sheep. London, 1788
635
ITALIAN POETS. Metastasio, 12 vols.; Petrarcha, 2 vols.; Tasso, 3 vols.; Ariosto, 7 vols.; and Guarini, 1 vol. Portraits. 25 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. Londra, 1784, &c.
636
Jefferson (Thos.) Notes on Virginia. Post 8vo, half calf. Scarce. Philadelphia, 1825
637
---------- Manual of Parliamentary Practice. 24mo, red mor. Washington, 1812
638
Kames (Lord). Elements of Criticism. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. Edinburgh, 1817
639
LA FONTAINE’S FABLES. 2 vols. 18mo, red morocco, gilt edges. Didot, Paris, 1787. With the Autograph of Mary Jefferson.
640
Le Sage. Aventuras de Gil Blas. 6 vols. 12mo. calf, gilt. Madrid, 1819
641
Le Sage. Diable Boiteux. 4 vols. in 2. 12mo, sheep. Paris, 1781.
642
Livii Patavini Historiarum. Portrait. 5 vols. 12mo, half calf. Tauchnitii, n.d.
643
Malte-Brun (M.) Universal Geography, or a Description of all the Parts of the World. Plates. 5 vols. thick 8vo, half sheep, gilt. Edinburgh, 1822
644
Melmoth (Wm.) Letters of Pliny. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. London, 1777
645
Mussenbroek (P. Van). Cours de Physique Experimentale et Mathematique. Plates. 3 vols. 4to, calf, gilt. Paris, 1769
646
Ossian, 2 vols.; Museum de Pujoulx, 2 vols., etc. 10 vols. 12mo, calf. v.d.
647
PETIT FORMAT LIBRARY. Comprising the following Classical and Miscellaneous Works: Virgil, Tacitus, Justini, Cornelius Nepas, Salust, Lucretius, Erasmus, Cæsar, Sue-tonius, [Suetonius] Cluverii, Cicero, Ovid, Horace, Juvenal, Ansonius, Terentius, Quintius Curtius, Claudian, Historiæ Romanæ, Polybii, Seneca, Plautus, Æsop, Homer, Aristophanes, Hippocrates, Sophocles, Pindar, printed on satin, Seneca, Cato, Boethius, Anacreon, Apuleius, etc., etc., etc. Principally from the Press of Wetstein, Elzevir, and Jansonii. 98 vols. 12mo and 32mo, calf and red morocco. Amstelodami, etc., 1669
648
Philidor. Chess Rendered Familiar by Tabular Demonstrations, with Notes, etc., by Pohlman. 8vo, half russia. (Damaged). London, 1819
649
Plinii (C.) Secundi Historiæ Naturalis. 3 vols. 12mo, vellum. Scarce. Lugduni Batavorum Elzeviriana, 1635
650
Polybii Operii. P. Megalopolitani. Engraved Title-Page, 3 vols. 8vo, old calf. Amstelodami, 1670. A fine specimen of typography from the press of Johannis Jansonii.
651
Puffendorf (Samuel). Introduction to the History of Europe. Portrait. 8vo, calf. London, 1706
652
Raleigh (Sir Walter). Remains. 24mo, vellum. Scarce. London, 1664
653
Regnard. Œuvres de. 4 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1778
654
Rousseau (J. J.) Œuvres completes avec Correspondance. 38 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Geneve, 1782
655
Savage (Richard). Works, with Life, etc., by Samuel Johnson. 2 vols. 8vo, calf. London, 1777
656
Say (J. B.) Traité d’Economie Politique. 2 vols. 8vo, calf gilt. Paris, 1830. [sic]
657
Senecæ (L. and M.) Tragædiæ, cum Notis Th. Farnabii. Engraved title. 12mo, tree calf, extra. Amstelodami, Elzevirum, 1678
658
SHAKESPEARE. DRAMATICK WRITINGS. Bell’s Edition, with Variorum Notes and Prolegomena. Beautifully illustrated, portraits, etc. 38 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Contents lettered. London, 1788
659
Smith (Adam). Inquiry into the Nature and Cause of the Wealth of Nations. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. Hartford, 1818
660
Sophocles. Tragædiæ Septem. With Notes by Brunckii et Schaeferi. 3 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Oxonii, 1820
661
Sterne (Lawrence). Works. Fronts., 6 vols. 12mo, calf. London, 1783, &c.
662
Tacitii (C. Cornelii). Opera, ex editione Jacobi Gronovii. 3 vols. 12mo, calf. Glasguæ, 1756
663
Temple (Sir Wm.) Works, with Life. 4 vols. 8vo, calf gilt. London, 1814. Considerably damaged by water.
664
Thomson (Thos.) System of Chemistry. With Notes by Cooper. 4 vols. 8vo, sheep. Philadelphia, 1818
665
TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORIES. Anglia, Africa, Boiemœ, Belgium, Athens, Arabia, Namur, Germania, Hungary, Scotland and Hibernia, Hanseatica, Helvetia, Hebræa-India, Greece, Italy, Spain, Leodiensia, Persia, Suecia, Turkey, Polonia, Venetia, Galia, and Muscovia. In Latin, principally Elzevirs. Portraits, etc. 27 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. Elzevirs et Jansonii, 1630, etc.
666
Toulongeon (F. E.) Histoire de France depuis la Révolution de 1789. Plates and plans. 7 vols. 8vo, sheep. Paris, 1801
667
Volney (C. F.) Recherches Nouvelles sur l’Histoire Ancienne. Maps. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. (Stained.) Paris, 1822
668
Voltaire. Siècle de Louis XIV. et XV. 3 vols. post 8vo, half calf. Paris, 1823
669
Willich (Dr.) Domestic Encyclopædia. With additions by Cooper. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. Philadelphia, 1821
670
Wirt (Wm.) Letters of the British Spy. 32mo, calf, gilt. Baltimore, 1811
671
Yriarte (D. T. de). Coleccion de Obras en Verso y Prosa. 6 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Madrid, 1787


Autograph Letters of Thomas Jefferson, with franking signature.
672
Letter to Maria Jefferson, from Philadelphia, May 25th, 1797, in which he says: “The condition of England is so unsafe, that every prudent person who can quit it, is right in doing so.”
673
Letters to J. W. Eppes, from Monticello, July, 4th, 1799.
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--------- Poplar Forest, April 30th, 1796.
675
--------- Philadelphia, January 22d, 1800. Containing the following remarks: “We have here strange news; first a rumor that George III. is dead. This would secure a general peace. Secondly, a West India account that Bonaparte has usurped the government of France; if this were true, we should soon hear of the end of his race; the enthusiasm of that nation would furnish a million of Brutus’s who would devote themselves to death to destroy him. The worst consequences of this would be the inducing the coalition to continue the war. If not true, there seems to be some prospect of a general peace, even without the death of George III. Heaven send it.”
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--------- Washington, December 23d, 1800. Principally relating to the coming elections.
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--------- Washington, January 19th, 1801. On the same subject.
678
--------- Washington, October 9th, 1801.
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--------- Washington, January 22d, 1802. (Without the franking signature.)
680
--------- Philadelphia, April 21st, 1800. (Only the franking signature.)
681
Letter to Maria Jefferson, New York, May 23d, 1790. In which he says: “Tell your Uncle that the President, after having been so ill at one time to be thought dying, is now quite recovered.”
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Three small Mahogany Bookcases.


 
Source: George A. Leavitt & Co. Catalogue of a Private Library Comprising a Rich Assortment of Rare and Standard Works, Many in Fine Bindings … and a Number of Engraved Copper Plates: Also, the Remaining Portion of the Library of the Late Thomas Jefferson, Comprising Many Classical Works and Several Autograph Letters, Offered by his Grandson, Francis Eppes, of Poplar Forest, Va.: the Whole to be Sold by Auction at the Clinton Hall Sale Rooms, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, November 5th and 6th. New York: George A. Leavitt & Co., 1873, p. 36-40.
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