. . . I read Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, and English of course, with something of it’s radix the Anglo-Saxon .
to joseph delaplaine, april 12, 1817.
. . . to read the Latin & Greek authors in their original is a sublime luxury; and I deem luxury in science to be at least
as justifiable as in architecture, painting, gardening or the other arts . . .
to joseph priestley, january 27, 1800.
1815 Catalogue, page 164, unnumbered, [Cadmus, by Thornton, 8vo] see C. 15, No. 39.
For the description of this book see no. 1126.
1815 Catalogue, page 166, no. 51, as above.
Hermes or A Philosophical Inqviry Concerning Vniversal Grammar by Iames Harris Esq. . . . The
Second Edition Revised and Corrected.
London: Printed for
Iohn Novrse and
m dcc lxv
8vo. 295 leaves, engraved frontispiece. A copy of this edition was not available; the title is taken from the reprint (third
edition) in 1771.
Lowndes II, 1002.
Cambridge Bibl. of Eng. Lit. II, 16.
Jefferson bought a copy of this book from the Rev. Samuel Henley in 1785. The title is included in the list of books in this
purchase appended by Jefferson to his letter to Henley, dated from Paris March 3, 1785, and is in the separate list made by Jefferson.
James Harris, 1700-1780, English scholar. The first edition of
Hermes was published in 1751. A French translation was printed in 1796.
Linguarum totius orbis Vocabularia. a Pallas.
1815 Catalogue, page 166, no. 101, as above
Linguarum totius Orbis Vocabularia comparativa; Augustissimae cura collecta. Sectionis primae, Linguas Europae et Asiae complexae.
Pars Prima. [-Pars Sec-