POPLAR FOREST LIBRARY RECONSTRUCTED (1811-1826)
The list below is the result of preliminary work completed in 2006 by Thomas Baughn to reconstruct the library Thomas Jefferson maintained at Poplar Forest, his retirement retreat in Bedford County. Work to verify this initial effort is still ongoing, but we are making this preliminary list available for those interested in this library. Note that revisions to this list are ongoing.

Abregé chronologique de l’histoire de France de Henault. 12 mo .
Abstract of Johnston’s Eng. dict. 2.v. 8 vo .
Æschyli Tragœdiarum. With French Translation, and a fine series of plates engraved by Cunego. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Parisiis, 1795
Æsopi Phrygis Fabulae Graece et Latine. 12mo, calf, gilt, yellow edges. Parisiis, 1549.
Alberti’s Italian gramm. 12 mo .
Anacreon, Sappho et Alcaeus. Gr. Lat. 12 mo .
Appiani Alexandrini Romanorum Historiarum. Engraved title. 2 vols. 8vo, old calf. Joh. Janssonii, Amstelodami, 1670 [ed. TJ had two copies of this work as one was sold to Congress, and one was listed in the Leavitt Auction Catalogue.]
L’art de bien faire les glaces d’office. par Emy. Paris. Le Clerc. 1768
Ashe’s introduction to Lowthe’s grammar. 12 mo .
Auli Gellii Noctes Atticæ. Engraved title, 12mo, vellum. Amstelodami Elzevirium,

Baconi (Francisci). Opera Omnia. 7 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Amstelœdami, 1730 [ed. see also 12 June 1822 TJ at Monticello to John Wayles Eppes]
Benezet’s history of Guinea. 12 mo .
Beverley’s Hist. of Virginia. 8 vo . small
Bézout (M.) Cours de Mathématiques. Plates, 6 vols, 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1775
Biblia Sacra. Vulgatæ Editionis. 12 mo ., morocco, inside boards. Sebastianum Martin, Parisiis, 1656
Bibliotheque des gens de cour. 2.v. 12 mo .
Biot (J. B.) Traité Élémentaire d’Astronomie Physique. Plates. 3 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1810
Boyer’s dict. Fr. Eng. 4 to .
Buffon (Comte de). Histoire Naturelle—Oiseaux, Quadrupeds, Mineraux, &c. Portrait, and many hundred colored plates. 52 vols. post 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1785 [ed. The editions of the work listed in the 1783 Catalog and Sowerby are all 12 mo. size and a different publishing date. This indicates that TJ probably purchased this particular edition/set for PF]
Buffon Comte de Historie Naturelle des Minéraux. Colored plates by Partin. 5 vols. 12mo, calf. Paris, 1795
Epoques de la nature. de Buffon. 12 mo . [ed. A larger edition of this work sold to Congress (Sowerby #637), and this edition not in RL.]
Burke’s hist. of the reign of Geo. III. 8 vo . [ed. This copy, listed on p. 46 of the 1783 Catalog, was owned by 1783. The copy listed on the following page (p. 47) was purchased while TJ was in France, 1784-9. Neither copy was sold to Congress, but one copy was probably transferred to Poplar Forerst Library.]

Caesar Fr. de d’Ablancourt 12 mo .
Carver’s travels through N. America. 8 vo .
Voiage de Chastellux en Amerique. 12 mo .
Cicero de legibus. Davisii. 8 vo .
Ciceronis epistolae ad familiares. Minellii. 12 mo . Rotterdam. 1704.
Ciceronis Orationes Lambini. 3.v. 8 vo .
Ciceronis Orationes Delph. 8 vo .
Ciceronis de Philosophia. Aldine Edition. 12mo, calf, gilt. Corrigente, Paulo Manutis, 1546
Collection des Moralistes Anciens. Socrates, Seneca, Plutarch, Cicero, Isocrates, &c. 16 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt edges. Didot, Paris, 1782
Collins’s poetical works. 12 mo .
Le Colombiade
Conciones et Orationes. 12mo, red morocco. Amstelodami Elzevirium, 1672
Corderii colloquia. Lat. Fr. 2. cop. 12 mo . [ed. Sowerby discusses the uncertainty of whether any copy of this work was actually shipped to Congress. It was listed as missing from the shipment, at a later date. Trist lists only one copy. The evidence that seems to settle the question is a letter in Nov. 1816, Ellen Randolph at PF to Martha Randolph at Monticello, that appears to reference this work. Therefore, one copy was probably shipped to LC as it is listed in the 1815 LC Catalogue, and only later listed as missing, and was listed in Trist. The other copy, listed here, was transferred to PF.]
Cornelii Taciti Opera ex recensione Joh. Augusti Ernesti. Frontispiece. 4 vols. 8vo, sheep. Lipsiae, 1801
Cornelius Nepos Lat. Eng. Clarke. 8 vo .
Cunaeus de republica Hebraeorum.

Deipnosophistes d’Athenée par Marollis. 4 to .
Demosthenes. Eng. by Francis. 2.v. 4 to .
Le monde de Descartes ou traité de la lumiere. 12 mo .
De Stael (Mme.) de la Littérature. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. Paris, 1818
Dictionaire de Chymie. 2.v. 12 mo .
Dictionarium Latino-Gallicum de Tachart. 4 to .
Dictionarium Latino-Graeco-Gallicum Morelli. 8 vo .
la Dictionnaire de Cuisine. 12 mo .
Discourses of Virginia. p. 4 to .
Dufief’s Dictionary Fr. Eng. 3.v. p. 8 vo . [ed. see TJ at PF to Joseph Milligan, 1 June 1815, which indicates that TJ was purchasing a copy of this work specifically for PF, as he had just shipped the Monticello copy to Congress, Sowerby #4822. TJ would likely want a separate copy at PF, not only for his own reference, but also to assist in the teaching of Cornelia and Ellen Randolph in the French language.]
Duncan’s New Edinburgh Dispensatory. 1788. 8 vo .

Early Typography. Seneca, Polybius, Claudius, &c. 10 vols. 12mo, vellum and calf XVI. Sœc.
Graecorum respublicae ab Ubbone Emmio. pars second
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
Encyclopedia Britannica. 3.v. 4 to .
Epictete de le Febvre de Villebrune. Gr. Fr. Pierres. 1783.
Erasmi Adagiorum epitome [ed. Though clearly sold to Congress, this listing also follows the pattern of works transferred to Poplar Forest. Thus, like the 1648 edition of "Juvenal et Persius" (Sowerby #4485), this work was likely at PF only temporarily or was at least back at Monticello when TJ sold the bulk of his library to Congress in 1815.]
Euripides. Eng. by Potter.

Fabbroni dell’arte di fare il vino. 12 mo .
Fenelon. Aventures de Télémaque. Maps and plates. 2 vols. 12mo, calf. Londres, 1780

The gallantries of the Spaw. 1 st. vol. 12 mo .
Gay’s fables. 2.v. 8 vo .
Gillies (John). History of the World, from Alexander to Augustus. 3 vols. 8vo, sheep. Phila., 1809
Gordon’s life of Peter the Great of Moscovy. 2.v. 8 vo .
Greek Historians. together, 19 vols. 12mo, calf, extra. Lipsiai, Caroli Tauchnitz, 1811-15 [ed. No good matches (per the publishers, publishing dates, and number of volumes indicated) were found in any of the other library lists of TJ, for the four authors listed by Leavitt.]
Plutarch, 9 vols.
Herodotus, 3 vols.
Thucidydes, 2 vols.
Xenophon, 5 vols.
Groth (Hugonis). Annales et Historiæ de rebus Belgicis. 22 vols. 12mo, calf. Amstelodami, Joannis Blaev, 1658
Guthrie’s essay on English tragedy.
Guthrie’s Geographical grammar. 8 vo . 1785.

Hale’s body of husbandry. fol.
Hartley (Dr. D.) Observations on Man, with Life, &c. Fine portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf. Bath, 1810
Hauy (l’Abbé). Traité Eleméntaire de Physique. Plates. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1806
Helvetius. Œuvres, completes. 10 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1793 [ed. see Cornelia Randolph at PF to Virginia Randolph at Monticello, 31 August 1819, (UNC-Trist)]
Henault (Président). Abrégé Chronologique de l’Histoire de France. 6 vols. 8vo, half calf. Paris, 1821 [ed. It is interesting that TJ had a second edition (5 vols. 12 mo.) in his RL.]
Herrera (Antonio de). Historia General de las Indias Occidentalies 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. Madrid, 1601-15 [ed. added in Leavitt Catalogue: "Although damaged by water, this is a very fine copy of Herrera."]
Hirtie’s Digest of the laws of the US. vols 8 vo .
Histoire de la Nouvelle France avec les fastes Chronologiques du nouveau monde par le pere Charlevoix. 3.vols. 4 to .
History of France Eng. 2.v. 8 vo . [. . .].
Hobbes (Thomas). [1] Elementa Philosophica de Cive, et [2] Epistolica Dissertatio de Principis Justi et Decori. 2 vols. 12mo, calf. Elzevirium, 1647-’51 [ed. These two works listed together on p. 77 of GL, and p. 24 of 1789 List.]
D’Holbach (Baron.) Systême de la Nature. 6 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1790
Homeri Ilias. Greek and Latin, with Notes, by Clarke. Map. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. N.Y., 1814 [ed. see LC# 96126241]
Homeri Ilias. Gr. 12 mo .
Homeri Odysseus . . . Gr. Oxon. 8 vo .
Horace Lat. Eng. by Davidson. 2.v. 8 vo .
Horace. Œuvres en Latin et en Français avec Remarques par Dacier. 10 vols. post 8vo, half calf. Hamburg, 1733 [ed. The 1733 Hamburg edition of this work in the BNF catalogue is listed as a 12 mo. The question then becomes whether this is the same as the 10 vol. 12 mo. edition listed in the RL #778? The edition of this work listed in the 1783 Catalog (p. 220 - Sowerby #4475), definitely does not match as it is a different year and place of publication.]
Hume (David). Essays and Treatises. 2 vols, 8vo, sheep. London, 1788
Hyll’s gardening. 8 vo .

Illescas, Gonzalo de. Jornada de Carlos V. á Tunez por el Doctor Gonzalo de Illescas. [ed. The edition unknown, but inclusion in PF Library evidenced by Cornelia Randolph at Poplar Forest to Virginia Randolph at Monticello, 17 August 1817, and previous such correspondence that indicates that TJ was teaching Ellen and Cornelia several foreign languages, modern and ancient, at Poplar Forest. An edition of this work listed in Sowerby, #429.]

Jefferson (Thos.) Notes on Virginia. Post 8vo, half calf. Philadelphia, 1825
Journal de la nouveau voyage de M. de la Sale. par Ioutel. 12 mo .
Juvenal et Persius by Stirling. 8 vo .
De Juvigny de la decadence des lettres. 12 mo .

Kames (Lord). Elements of Criticism. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. Edinburgh, 1817

Law, Thomas. Thoughts on instinctive impulses . . . Philadelphia: printed by Jane Aitken, 1810. 1 st ed. 46 leaves including the last blank. 22cm. [ed. The evidence indicates that this work was at Poplar Forest on 13 June 1814, see TJ at PF to Thomas Law. It was later sold to Congress.]
Laws of the US 4.v. 8 vo . 1808. Mar. 4.
The Liturgy of the Church of England 8 vo .
Livii Patavini Historiarum. Portrait. 5 vols. 12mo, half calf. Tauchnitii, n.d.
Livy Ruddiman. 4.v. 12 mo .
Locke on government. 8 vo .
Lowe, Solomon. Sententiae pueriles: or, the Fundamental Rules of Syntax, Illustrated by Latin Examples and English Exercises. [ed. see Ellen Randolph at PF to Martha Randolph at Monticello, Nov. 1816. As the reference in the correspondence puts this work at PF after the sale to Congress, this cannot be the edition of this work that was listed in the 1783 Catalog p. 232, Sowerby #4790]
Luciani opera. Gr. Lat. Zuingeri. 3.v. 12 mo .
Lucretius. Lat. Eng. by Guernier. 2.v. 8 vo .
Il Lucrezio del Marchetti. 8 vo .

Mably sur l’ histoire de France. 4.v. 12 mo . Kehl. 1788.
Mackenzie on health.
Main’s Tyro’s dict. 12 mo .
Mair’s introduction to the Latin Syntax. 12 mo . [ed. all the copies of this work in the LC were published 1797 and later. However, the writer John Mair lived from 1702-1769 and the work was based on Thomas Ruddiman’s work – a Scots philologist who lived from 1674-1757. Ruddiman published most of his work in the 1720s and 30s. So, given the evidence that this was a work that TJ owned by 1783, and when these men lived, I would have to wonder if there are not some earlier editions of this work than is evidenced in LC. As for the evidence for inclusion in the PF Library, see Cornelia Randolph at PF to Virginia Randolph at Monticello, 18 July 1819.]
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
Marmontel’s Belisarius. 12 mo .
Art de faire le vin par Maupin. 12 mo .
Histoire naturelle de Mavor. 2.v. 12 mo .
Essais de Montaigne. 3.v. 12 mo . Bruxelles. Foppens. 1659.
Museum de Pujoulx, 2 vols. 12mo, calf. [ed. From BNF31158713: Pujoulx, Jean-Baptiste. Promenades au Jardin des plantes, à la ménagerie et dans les galeries du Muséum d’histoire naturelle,... par J.-B. Pujoulx Texte imprimé Paris: Librairie économique, an XII-1803 2 vol. in-18, pl.]
Mussenbroek (P. Van). Cours de Physique Experimentale et Mathematique. Plates. 3 vols. 4to, calf, gilt. Paris, 1769 [ed. TJ had two copies of this work. One copy was purchased while TJ was in France (listed on p. 36 of 1789 List), recorded on p. 156 of the 1783 Catalog, and sold to Congress (Sowerby #3730). The second was listed in the Leavitt Auction Catalogue #645.]

Neal’s Hist. of New England. 2.v. 8 vo . [ed. This work was listed and partially erased on page 51 of the 1783 Catalog, and the work was not sold to Congress. It is likely that this work was also listed on page 50 of the GL, erased and partially written over. The listing of this work in the 1789 List would indicate ownership. The partial erasure of the listing on page 51 seems consistent with the pattern of works partially erased or crossed out that were transferred to the Poplar Forest Library.]
Greek grammar Eng. by Nugent. 8 vo .
Latin grammar Eng. by Nugent. 2.v. 8 vo .

Ossian, 2 vols.

Le Passe partout galant. 12 mo .
Persius by Sterling. 8 vo .
Philidor. Chess Rendered Familiar by Tabular Demonstrations, with Notes, etc., by Pohlman. 8vo, half russia. London, 1819
[Il Pastor fido?] Philips 12 mo .
Pindar Eng. by West. 3.v. 12 mo .
Pineda’s Spanish grammar. 12 mo . London Woodward. Fleetstreet 1725
Works of Plato Eng. by Sydenham. 4 to . [ed. see TJ to John Adams, 5 July 1814, especially documentary editor’s commentary in "Books Mentioned in PF Correspondence" list.]
Plato abridged by Dacier. 2 d. vol. [ed. see TJ to John Adams, 5 July 1814, especially documentary editor’s commentary in "Books Mentioned in PF Correspondence" list.]
Plinii (C.) Secundi Historiæ Naturalis. 3 vols. 12mo, vellum. Lugduni Batavorum Elzeviriana, 1635 [ed. based on the indication that it was not sold to Congress and a very similar edition in the old catalogue listing of the LC that more accurately records the size as 16s, it is believed that this matches the following short title in the 1783 p. 68: "Plinii historia naturalis. 3.v. 16 s. Elzevir."]
Plinii epistolae. Foul 2. v. 12 mo .
Polybii Operii. P. Megalopolitani. Engraved Title-Page, 3 vols. 8vo, Jansonii. old calf. Amstelodami, 1670
Polybius Eng. by Longman 4.v. 12 mo .
Pope’s works by Warburton. 9.v. 12 mo .
Supplement to Pope. 12 mo .
Les principes de la langue Française. de Girard. 2.v. 12 mo .
Psalmi Gr. Lat. Barnes. 12 mo .
Psalms Eng. by several hands. 12 mo .
Puffendorf (Samuel). Introduction to the History of Europe. Portrait. 8vo, calf. London, 1706

Lettres de Rabutin 2.v. 12 mo .
S r. Walter Raleigh’s essays. 12 mo .
S r. Walter Raleigh’s hist. of England. 2.v. 12 mo .
Recherches philosophiques sur les Americains. 3.v. 12 mo . de Paw.
Recueil sur Nismes et St. Remis. 12 mo .
Regnard. Œuvres de. 4 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1778 [ed. also spelled Regnaurd]
Robertson’s hist. of Scotland. 2.v. 8 vo
Rochester. 12 mo .
Rogers’s account of N. America. [According to the 1789 List (pp. 41, 43), two copies of this work were purchased by TJ while in France. This listing, on p. 166 of the 1783 Catalog, likely went to PF, while the other copy, listed n p. 169 of the 1783 Catalog was sold to Congress (Sowerby #4010).]
Rousseau (J. J.) Œuvres completes avec Correspondance. 38 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Geneve, 1782

Le Sage. Aventuras de Gil Blas. 6 vols. 12 mo . calf, gilt. Madrid, 1819
Savage (Richard). Works, with Life, etc., by Samuel Johnson. 2 vols. 8vo, calf. London, 1777
Say (J. B.) Traité d’Economie Politique. 2 vols. 8vo, calf gilt. Paris, 1830. ["1830" most likely a typo by Leavitt and should be 1803.]
Scapulae lexicon. 4 to . Elroduni. 1623. [ed. The 1598 edition of this work was sold to Congress, according to the Trist list p. 108, #104. As this work does not appear in the Retirement Library and only one other Greek grammar was likely at PF, the English grammar by Nugent, then it is possible that this work went to Poplar Forest.]
Senecæ (L. and M.) Tragædiæ, cum Notis Th. Farnabii. Engraved title. 12mo, tree calf, extra. Amstelodami, Elzevirum, 1678
Smith (Adam). Inquiry into the Nature and Cause of the Wealth of Nations. 2 vols. 8vo, sheep. Hartford, 1818
Sophocles. Tragædiæ Septem. With Notes by Brunckii et Schaeferi. 3 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Oxonii, 1820
Scholia in Sophocles tragoediis. 12 mo .
Spanish & an English grammar. 12 mo . unbound.
Spectator. 9.v. 12 mo .
Sterne (Lawrence). Works. Fronts., 6 vols. 12mo, calf. London, 1783, &c. [ed. It is tempting to speculate that this listing from the Leavitt Auction Catalogue consisted of the five volume work purchased by TJ while in France: "Sterne’s works. 5. v. 12mo" (1789 List p. 47), which was listed in the 1783 Catalog p. 94 "Sterne’s works 5.v. 12 mo." and crossed out similar to other works that were taken to PF. That five volume work was not sold to Congress, though another five volume edition of Sterne’s works (1783 Catalog, p. 243) was sold to Congress. The sixth volume could then be the missing volume that Sowerby describes from another edition of Sterne’s works, Sowerby #4336.]

Tacitii (C. Cornelii). Opera, ex editione Jacobi Gronovii. 3 vols. 12mo, calf. Glasguæ, 1756
Temple (Sir Wm.) Works, with Life. 4 vols. 8vo, calf gilt. London, 1814
Temple’s hist of England. 8 vo . [ed. As the indication of ownership by 1783 is clear, and what appears to be the same work was listed on page 9 of the 1789 List, It is probable that the partial erasure of this listing indicates TJ’s transfer of this copy to his Poplar Forest Library.]
Testamentum Vetus LXXII et novum. 3.v. 12 mo . Cantab. 1665 [ed. Sowerby incorrectly matches this listing on p. 90 of the 1783 Catalog with the edition that she details in reference work II:96. That edition instead matches the first entry on p. 91 of the1783 Catalog. She also misreads the entry on p. 29 of the 1789 List as only "Vetus Testamentum," when that listing in the 1789 List matches exactly the first entry on p. 91 of the 1783 Catalog. Therefore, this listing on p. 90 of the 1783 Catalog was not sold to Congress, and was likely transferred to Poplar Forest.]
Thomson (Thos.) System of Chemistry. With Notes by Cooper. 4 vols. 8vo, sheep. Philadelphia, 1818
Toulongeon (F.E.) Histoire de France dequis la Révolution de 1789. Plates and plans. 7 vols. 8vo, sheep. Paris, 1801. [ed. see 31 August 1819 Ellen Randolph at PF to Martha Randolph at Monticello]

Virgil 12 mo
Bucoliques de Virgile. Lat. Fr. par Didot. 8 vo .
Virgilii Bucolica. Rami. 12 mo .
Voiages de Dubois. 12 mo .
Volney (C. F.) Recherches Nouvelles sur l’Histoire Ancienne. Maps. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Paris, 1822
Voltaire’s age of Louis XIV. Eng. 2.v. 8 vo .
Voltaire. Siècle de Louis XIV. et XV. 3 vols. post 8vo, half calf. Paris, 1823

The whole duty of man Lat. 12 mo .
Wolff Institutions du droit de la nature et des gens avec les notes de Luzac 4 to .

Xenophontis politica. Gr. 12 mo .

Young’s course of Experimental agriculture
Yriarte (D. T. de). Coleccion de Obras en Verso y Prosa. 6 vols. 8vo, calf, gilt. Madrid, 1787



Petit-Format Library
Petit Format Library. Comprising the following Classical and Miscellaneous Works: Virgil, Tacitus, Justini, Cornelius Nepas, Salust, Lucretius, Erasmus, Cæsar, 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. 12 mo and 32mo, calf and red morocco. Amstelodami, etc., 1669 [ed. Based on the listing of multiple publishers, sizes, and the "etc." notations, it is reasonably certain that this was not a serial publication or set produced by one publisher. This is further corroborated by the listing of Pindar on silk that refers to an edition that was not published as part of a set – see Pindar listing on page 213 of the GL. Jefferson refers to his petit format library and it was probable that all of the volumes for this listing (#647) in Leavitt were kept in one bookcase. See also Jefferson at PF to Francis Eppes, 21 September 1820, (DLC52)]

Virgil [1] Virgil. 16 s .; [2] Virgil. Wetstenii. 24 s . 1744. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but both editions very likely included in this collection.]
Tacitus [1] Tacitus Janssonii. Amsterodami 32 s . 1637.; [2] Tacitus Elzevir. 2.v. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty. None of the three candidates in the 1783 Catalog that possibly match this listing were partially crossed out and are thus less reliable matches. The first match is somewhat more likely, as it is partially erased, and this seems to be similar to the pattern of partial cross outs found from p. 198 to 245 of the 1783 Catalog. The second match listed here, like the first match, was purchased while in France. Both of these matches were listed together in two different manuscripts, page 1 of the 1789 List and page 19 of the 1783 Catalog.]
Justini . Amst. Wetstenii. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Cornelius Nepos. Wetstenii. p.f. 1745. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Sallust Wetstenii. 24 s . 1747. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Lucretius [1] Lucretius. Janssonii. Amst. 1620. 24 s .; [2] Lucretius. Janssonii. Amst. 1626. 24 s .; [3] Lucretius. 24 s . London. Brindley. 1749. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but very likely the first two matches were included, and the third match is also likely.]
Erasmus [1] Erasmi Apophthymata. 16 s . ; [2] Erasmi colloquia. 24 s . Wetstenii. 1754. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but both editions very likely included in this collection.]
Cæsar Wetstenii 24 s . 1746. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match likely.]
Suetonius Cluverii diversorum. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Cicero [1] Ciceronis orationes. 3.v. 24 s . Lugd. Molin. 1679. ; [2] Cicero de officiis. 48 s . Barbou ; [3] Cicero de amicitia. 48 s . Barbou. ; [4] Ciceronis Tusculana. 24 s . Lugd. Declaustre. 1733. ; [5] Ciceronis Nat deor. Consolatio, de Divinatione & de fato. 16 s . Lugd. Morillon. 1610 [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but very likely refers to the first match, and the other matches are also likely]
Ovid [1] Ovidii opera. 3.v. 24 s . Wetstenii. 1751. ; [2] Ovidii Metamorphoscon Pontani. 24 s . ; [3] Ovidii Metamorphoscon. p.f. Lugduni. 1568. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, with the first two very likely and the third less likely because it was erased instead of crossed out.]
Horace [1] Horatius Wetstenii. 1743. 24 s . ; [2] Horatius Sedani. 48 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but both editions very likely included in this collection.]
Juvenal [1] Juvenalis et Persius. notis Farnabii. Amst. Blaew. 1650. 16 s . ; [2] Juvenalis, Persius et Sulpicia. Wetstenii. 1735. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but both editions very likely included in this collection.]
Ansonius [1] Ausonius. Wetsten. 1750. 24 s . [ed. Believe author’s name misspelled and should be Ausonius. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Terentius [1] Terentius. Wetstenii. 1755. 24 s . ; [2] Terentius. Wetstenii. Amst. 24 s . [ed. see note for this listing on page 209 of GL concerning the publisher.] ; [3] Terentius Ianssonii. Amst. 1619. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, with the first match very likely and the second and third less likely because they were erased instead of crossed out.]
Quintius Curtius Elzevir. 16 s . 1670 [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Claudian [1] Claudianus. Amst. Elzevir. 1677. 24 s . ; [2] Claudianus Amst. Elzevir. 1650. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, with the first match very likely and the second less likely because it was erased instead of crossed out.]
Historiæ Romanæ [ed. Insufficient information, edition uncertain. This could refer to the last listing on page 20 of the 1783 Catalog, "Scriptores historia Romanae Latini veteres omnes." Though that listing originally indicated a folio size, that information and some other publishing information was erased, possibly indicating that TJ procured a different edition of a smaller size that would fit the requirements for the "Petit Format" library. Increasing the likelihood of a match is the partial erasure of the first of the listing, in the usual pattern indicating transfer to PF. Nevertheless, that listing in the 1783 Catalog is missing any indication of ownership, though this does not always conclusively indicate that TJ did not own the work.]
Polybii libri quinque. Lat. Perotti. 24 s . Lugd. 1548. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Seneca [1] Senecae Tragoediae. 24 s . ; [2] Senecae Philosophi et Rhetoris opera. 3.v. 16 s . Amst. Caesius. 1678. ; [3] Senecae opuscula philosophica selecta minora. 48 s . Lugd. Bat. Maire. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, with the first match very likely and the second and third less likely because they were not partially crossed out or erased.]
Plautus. Wetstenii. 1755. 24 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Æsop [1] Aesopi, Gabriae, Homeri, et Avieni fabulae Batracomuomachia, Musaeus, Agapetus et Galeomuomachia. Gr. Lat. 16. Haultim. ; [2] id. same edn. Aesopi, Gabriae, Homeri, et Avieni fabulae Batracomuomachia, Musaeus, Agapetus et Galeomuomachia. Gr. Lat. 16. Haultim. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but both editions very likely included in this collection. Sowerby indicates that both editions were missing in Jefferson’s shipment to Congress.]
Homeri Ilias et Odyssea. Gr. Lat. Wetstenii. 2.v. 16 s . 1707. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Aristophanes Aristophanis Comoediae XI. Gr. Lat. 2.v. 24 s . ap. Ravesteinium. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely. However, a similar edition appears in RL #768. This listing was listed on page 209 of the 1783 Catalog, and there was another listing on that page that was also listed in the RL#767, but that edition was sold to Congress and thus could not have been held back to be put in the Retirement Library. Additionally, there are two new editions of Aristophanes listed in the RL. All of this evidence points to new copies and editions being purchased for the RL.]
Hippocrates [1] Hippocratis Aphorismi. Gr. Lat. de Bosquillon. 2.v. 16 s . Paris. 1784. ; [2] id Hippocratis Aphorismi . . . Gr. Lat. 16 s . Glasg. Foulis. ; [3] id. Hippocratis Aphorismi notis variorum. Gr. Lat. Langerac. 16 s . 1732. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty. None of the three candidates in the 1783 Catalog that possibly match this listing were partially crossed out and are thus less reliable matches.]
Sophocles Tragoediae selectae Aeschyli, Sophoclis et Euripidis. Gr. Lat. 3.v. 16 s . Stephani. 1567. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Pindar, printed on satin [1] Pindar. Gr. Foul. 48 s . on silk [ed. brackets in MS] ; [2] Pindar. Gr. Lat. Stephani. 1566. 16 s . ; [3] Pindar. Gr. 3.v. 48 s . Foul. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but all three editions very likely included in this collection.]
Seneca Phaedri fabulae, Senecae ac Syri sententiae. Aureliae. 1773. p.f. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this is the second listing of Seneca under the heading "Petit Format Library . . . " Therefore, it is believed that this reference likely refers to a work that secondarily lists Seneca.]
Cato major, Ciceronis sive de senectute. 48 s . Barbou. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Boethius [1] Boetius de Consolatione. Amst. Blaeu. 1668. 24 s . ; [2] Boetius de Consolatione. Amst. Blaeu. 1649. 48 s . ; [3] Boetius de Consolatione. Raphelengii 1610. 48 s .; [ed. Insufficient information for certainty. None of the three candidates in the 1783 Catalog that possibly match this listing were partially crossed out and are thus less reliable matches.]
Anacreon. Gr. Foulis. 48 s . [ed. Insufficient information for certainty, but this match very likely.]
Apuleius [1] Apuleius [Metamorphosis] Deph. 2.v. p.f. ; [2] Apuleius. 16 s . Amst. Caesii. 1624. [ed. Insufficient information for certainty. Neither of the two candidates in the 1783 Catalog that possibly match this listing were partially crossed out and are thus less reliable matches.]


[ed. After the above list of names in the heading "Petit Format Library . . ." Leavitt added "etc., etc., etc." This indicated that he did not list all the authors or titles included in the "Petit Format Library." Further, there were four bookcases at Poplar Forest that contained volumes smaller than duodecimo, that together could have contained approximately 400 such volumes. Therefore, the documentary editor would propose adding the following listings based on this and other evidence.]

Antiquitatum variarum autores. sc. Myrsilus Lesbius, M. Catonis origines, Archilochus, Berosus, Manetho, Metasthenes, Xenophon, Fabius Pictor, Sempronius, Philo Judaeus, Solinus Polyhistor, Pomponius Mela, Pomponius Laetus, Martianus, Publius Victor, Fenestella. p.f. Lugduni. 1560.
Aphthonii progymnasmata. 16 s .
Orlando furioso del Ariosto. 2.v. 48 s . Venetia. 1582.
Atlas maritime de France par Bonne. 16 s .
Aurelius Prudentius. Amst. Janssonii 1625. 24 s .
Aurelius Prudentius. Elzevir. 24 s . [ed. Sowerby indicates that this work (#4409) was not sold to Congress.]

Du Bartas. Fr. p.f. Geneve. 1615.
Belgii confederati respublica. 2.v. p.f.
Bell’s English Poets, from Chaucer to Churchill. Beautiful Frontispieces by Stothard, &c. 108 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. (Minus vol 1 of Pope). Edinburgh, 1782, etc.
Addison
Dillon
Littleton
Savage 2.v.
Akenside 2.v.
Donne 3.v.
Mallet
Shenstone 2.v.
Armstrong
Dryden 3.v.
Milton 4.v.
Somerville 2.v.
Broome
Dyer
Moore
Spencer 8.v.
Buckingham
Fenton
Parnell 2.v.
Swift 4.v.
Butler 3.v.
Gray & West
J. Philips
Ticket
Chaucer 14.v.
Hughes 2.v.
A. Philips
Thompson 2.v.
Churchill 3.v.
Garth
Pitt
Waller 2.v.
Congreve.
Gay 3.v.
Pope 4.v.
Watts 7.v.
Cowley 4.v.
Granville
Pomfret
West
Cuningham
Hammond
Prior 3.v.
Young. 4.v.
Denham.
King 2.v.
Rowe
Boemi mores, leges, et ritus omnium gentium. 16 s .
Bible. p.f. Edinburgh 1793.

Caesar Wetstenii 24 s .
Caesarum Scriptores post Suetonium. IX. 2.v. 24 s . Gryphius. Lugd. 1551. viz. Dion Cassius Nicaeus, Aelius Spartianus, Julius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio, Flavius Vopiscus, Sextus Aurelius Victor, Pomponius Laetus.
Canisii Cathechismus. Gr. Lat. 32 s .
Caspar Contarenus de republicâ Venetorum. 24 s . Elzevir. [ed. Gasparo Contarini is the author of this work]
Celsus. 16 s . apud Tornaesium.
Les Changes faits 24 s .
Cluverii geographia. 16 s . p.f. [ed. This work was clearly entered into the 1783 Catalog manuscript by 1783, though the "p.f." is written in a black ink, usually indicating it is a later annotation. It also has a diagonal cross-out (also in black ink) of just this one work, and the use of the diagonal cross-out for just one work is rare in the MS. This then fits the patterns of cross outs of works that TJ transferred to Poplar Forest. There is a 24 s edition listed on the next page (1783 Catalog, p. 159), which was purchased in France, and later sold to Congress (Sowerby #3835).]

Dares Phrygius. p.f.
Dictys Cretensis p.f.

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.
Epictetus Gr. Foul. 64 s .
Epictetus, Cebes. Demophilus, Democrates. Wetstenii 1750. 24 s .
Erasmi apophthegmata. 16 s .
Eustathius de Ismeniae et Ismenes amoribus. 48 s .

Florus Wetstenii. 1736. 24 s .
Florus, Paterculus, Aurelius Victor, Festus, Corvinus, Eutropius, Paulus diaconus, Cassiodorus, Jornandes, Julius exuperantius. 16 s .
La Fontaine’s Fables. 2 vols. 18mo, red morocco, gilt edges. Didot, Paris, 1787 With the Autograph of Mary Jefferson.
French Authors. Portraits. 35 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. (Not uniform). Londres, 1784, etc.
Moliere, 7 vols. p.f. [ed. there are several editions of Moliere on page 208 of the GL and this is the listing that was written over another edition. It was not sold to Congress, and had just the first word crossed out, which was a pattern of markings that TJ made in the GL MS, especially pp. 199-243, that indicated that those works were taken to PF.]
Corneille, 5 vols. p.f.
Voltaire, 4 vols. [ed. There were no four vol. works by Voltaire in any of TJ’s other library lists.]
Poesies de Fontenille, 2 vols. p.f.
Boileau, 2 vols. p.f.
Pensees de Pascal, 2 vols. [ed. The evidence indicates that TJ took the French translation of this the most important of Paschal’s works to PF, as it was not sold to Congress, and left the two minor works in English at Monticello, as they were sold to Congress.]
Lettres de Ninon de Lenclos. 2. vols. 16 s .
Fables de la Fontaine. 2 vols. p.f.
Contes de la Fontaine. 2 vols. p.f.
Jaques le fataliste par Diderot. 3 vols. p.f.
Montesquieu, 4 vols.

Graecarum epistolarum anthologia et Sapientum apophthegmata. 24 s .
Grotii mare liberum e Merula de maribus. 24 s .
Grotius de rebus Belgius. 2.v. p.f.

Helvetiorum respublica diversor. author. p.f.
Le Bonheur d’Helvetius. p.f [ed. see Cornelia Randolph at PF to Virginia Randolph at Monticello, 31 August 1819, (UNC-Trist)]
Hispania De Laët. 16 s .
le Christianisme devoilée par Boulanger. 16 s . [ed. work of d’Holbach]
Homeri Ilias[. . .] Helene raptus et Tryphisdori Ilii excidium Crispini. 16 s .
Horace Heinsii et Fabri. 24 s .

Iohannes Angelius Wordenhagen de reb. pub. Hanseaticis. 2.v. 24 s .
De imperio magni Mogolis, sive Indiae. De Laet. 24 s .
Italian Poets. Portraits. 25 vols. 32mo, calf, gilt. Londra, 1784, &c.
Opere del Metastasio, 12 vols. 12 mo .
Il Petrarcha, 2 vols. p.f.
Tasso, 3 vols. [1] L’Aminta del Tasso. p.f. [2] La Gierusalemme liberata del Tasso. 2.v. p.f. [ed. Likely a combination of two individually listed works from pp. 212 and 198 in the 1783 Catalog.]
Ariosto, 7 vols. [1] Orlando furioso del Ariosto. 4.v. p.f. [2] Opere varie del Ariosto. 3.v. p.f. [ed. A combination of two listings on p. 202 of the1783 Catalog]
Il pastor fido del Guarini, 1 vol. p.f.

Jefferson, Thomas. Manual of Parliamentary Practice. 24mo, red mor. Washington, 1812
Juvenal . . . . notis Farnabii Amst. Blaew. 1668. 16 s .
Juvenal et Persius . . . Leers Hag. 1683. 24 s .
Juvenal et Persius . . . notis Farnabii. Amst. Janssonii. 1648. 16 s . [ed. The listing of this work in the 1783 Catalog p. 221, has all the earmarks of being transferred to Poplar Forest. However, it was also sold to Congress. So, it was likely at PF for a period of time, but at Monticello when Jefferson sold the bulk of his library to Congress.]

Livy. Elzevir. 1678. p.f.
Lucan 24 s . Amst. Elzev. 1651.
Lucan 24 s . Amst. Ianssonii. 1626.

Contes moraux de Marmontel, anciens & nouveaux. 10.v. 18s.
Meibomius de flagrorum usu. 48 s .
Milton’s Paradise lost. 3.v. 24 s .
Moore’s fables. 32 s .
Novum testamentum Bezae. 24 s . Amst. Swart. 1684.
Novum testamentum Gr. Elzevir. 16 s .
Novum testamentum Graecum. Sedani 48 s .

Il Petrarcha. 32 s . p.f
Plauti comoediae 24 s .
Poloniae descriptio diversorum autorum. 24 s .
De principatibus Italiae. 24 s . Elzevir.
Promenades au jardin des plantes. 2.v. p.f.

Racine. 2.v. p.f.
Raleigh (Sir Walter). Remains. 24mo, vellum. London, 1664
Revolution Françoise de Rabauit. p.f
Revolution de Francaise de La Critelli. p.f.

Sallust Manulii. 24 s .
Sententiae dogmata philosophica et Apophthegmata Lagnerii et Jacotii. 16 s .
Shaftesbury’s characteristics 3.v. 16 s .
Shakespeare. Dramatick Writings. Bell’s Edition, with Variorum Notes and Prolegomena. Beautifully illustrated, portraits, etc. 38 vols. 12mo, calf, gilt. Contents lettered. London, 1788 [ed. see Cornelia Randolph at PF to Virginia Randolph at Monticello, 31 August 1819. Though this set was listed by Leavitt as duodecimo in size, TJ listed it in the 1783 Catalog (p. 207) as 16 s. The editor believes TJ’s record to be more reliable and therefore believes it was kept in one of the four petit format bookcases.]
Silius Italicus. Blaew. Amst. 1631. 24 s .
Silius Italicus. Ianssonii. Amst. 1620. 24 s .
Soteri Suecia. 16 s .
Statii Thebais. Elzevir p.f. 1653.
Status regni Scotiae et Hiberniae. 24 s . Elzevir.
Symmachi epistolae. 24 s . ap. Wingendorp.
Tabulae sinuum, tangentium, et secantium. Van Schooten. 24 s . Blauw & Sonnewiser. Amst. 1627.
Tacitus Foul. 4.v. 16 s .
La Gierusalemme liberata del Tasso. 48 s .
Thomas à Kempis de Imitatione Christi. 32 s .
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.
Turcici imperii status. 24 s . Elzevir.

Valerius Maximus. Elzivir 1671. 24 s .
La loi naturelle. par Volney. p.f.
La Henriade de Voltaire. p.f.

Wirt (Wm.) Letters of the British Spy. 32mo, calf, gilt. Baltimore, 1811

Young’s Night thoughts. 2.v. 24 s .



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