The Life of Thomas Jefferson
Place Published: Philadelphia
Date Published: 1888
Description: 2 portraits, 2 plates, 7 facsimiles, some folding. 3 volumes. Thick 8vo, original brown cloth, all three volumes very lightly soiled and with corners bumped. spines ends on all volumes lightly worn and repaired, top and bottom margins of portrait dampstained in volume I, tear in margin of page 84 of volume I expertly repaired. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888.
Comments: Author interviewed Thomas Jefferson's immediate family and had access to a large collection of manuscripts provided by them. These papers were subsequently scattered over the years. Henry Randall is the only Jefferson biographer who had access to the entire collection. Randall's Life of Thomas Jefferson, "...remains the most detailed and useful life of Jefferson." Dictionary of American Biography, volume XV, page 348. Howes R-48.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 250713