8vo. 408 leaves, engraved title by P. P.
Bibliotheca Erasmiana, 1903, page 445.
Old calf, gilt back, sprinkled edges. Initialled by Jefferson at sig. I and T. With the Library of Congress 1815 bookplate.
Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536, Dutch scholar and theologian. This edition is a reimpression of that of Hackius, 1664.
Conversations des gens du monde.
1815 Catalogue, page 153, no. 21, as above.
Conversations des Gens du Monde. Dans Tous les Tems de L’Annee. L’Hiver. Tome Premier. A
l’Imprimerie Polytype, Rue Favart, et chez les Marchands de Nouveautés.
PQ1959 .C4 C4 1786
First Edition. 8vo. All published. 229 leaves, including the half-title and the half-title for each separate journée; continuous
signatures and pagination throughout.
Barbier I, 757.
Quérard II, 53.
Original French calf, gilt back, labels in 2 compartments lettered respectively
] Not initialled by Jefferson. With the Library of Congress 1815 bookplate.
This book is entered by Jefferson in his undated manuscript catalogue, without price.
Louis Carrogis, known as Carmontelle, 1717-1806, French author, stated his object in writing this in the Avertissement at the beginning:
“L’on se croit obligé de prévenir ceux qui liront cet Ouvrage, qu’ils n’y trouveront rien de neuf, & qu’on n’y a recueilli
que ce qu’on entend dire tous les jours: le but de l’Auteur n’est donc pas d’instruire; mais, au contraire, d’apprendre aux
Etrangers à parler sans rien dire.” The author’s intention was to write 4 volumes, one for each season of the year, but
l’Hiver is all that was published, and is divided into six days, headed respectively
Les Visites du Jour de l’An;
La Promotion; Le Dégel; Le Bal; Le Caresme; and
La Partie de Longchamps (the last erroneously stated by Quérard to form the first part of the second volume).
1815 Catalogue, page 154, no. 22, as above.
Φαλαριδος Ακραγαντινων Τυραννου Επιςτολαι. Phalaridis Agrigentinorum Tyranni. Epistolæ. Ex MSS Recensuit, versione, annotationibus, & vita insuper authoris donavit Car. Boyle ex Æde Christi. Oxonii
PA4267 .P2 1718
Sm. 8vo. 87 leaves,
Greek text in long lines, notes in double columns, engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette of the Sheldonian Theatre by MB[urg] on the title.
Old panelled calf, initialled by Jefferson at sig. I and T, a manuscript note on page 8, and on the last fly-leaf, are not by Jefferson. With the Library of Congress 1815 bookplate and with the bookplate of William Stith A M.
This book was probably acquired by Jefferson with his purchase of books from the library of Peyton Randolph, the cousin of
Phalaris, c. 570-554 B. C., tyrant of Acragas.
Sir Charle Boyle (1676-1731) originally published his edition of Phalaris in 1695 at the request of the scholars of Christ Church, Oxford,
as part of the controversy with Dr. Bentley which led to Swift’s
Battle of the Books