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Thomas Jefferson's important work, ''Notes on the State of Virginia'' first U.K. edition. London: John Stockdale (printer), 1787. One of only approximately 1,000 copies printed by John Stockdale and the only book-length work by Jefferson to be printed in his lifetime; it's been called ''one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks''. Measures 5.25'' x 8''. Bound in contemporary leather over marbled boards with gilt tooling on spine. As typical, the original map is missing, but instead contains the 1796 edition map, dated 1794. With the signature pages 81-96 printed upside down. Some rubbing to boards and previous owner's writing on front paste down and title page. Overall in very good condition. Housed in an attractive, custom clamshell box.
Thomas Jefferson's 1st U.K. Edition of ''Notes on the State of Virginia'' -- From 1787
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