1858 The Life of Thomas Jefferson Vols. I-III

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2346

Item Year: 1858

Category: Americana

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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Vols. I-III, by Henry S. Randall, published in 1858 by Derby & Jackson, New York. This is an early edition of this important Jefferson biography. Randall personally interviewed many members of Jefferson's immediate family and is the only biographer to have had access to all of Jefferson's personal manuscripts before they were eventually dispersed into various collections. Each of the three volumes has been rebound in half-calf over marbled boards featuring gilt-stamped spines. All of the edges have been stained in red. Former library volume, with proprietary stamps on interior and lender pocket on the final page of volume I. Bookseller's stamp and notations on interior as well. Minor bumps and abrasions on the boards are evident and the interior pages display varying degrees of foxing. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Housed in a custom marbled slipcase. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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