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    Thomas Jefferson. Notes on the State of Virginia. London: John Stockdale, 1787. First English-language edition. Octavo (7.875 x 4.875 inches; 200 x 125 mm.). [iii-vi], 382 pages (bound without half-title); 1794-issue map, likely from the second U. S. edition, supplied and crudely tipped to the front endpaper at a later date; folding chart inserted, full-page map on page [32]; signature G (pages 81-96) bound upside down. Nineteenth century black half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in five compartments with four raised bands tooled in gilt, compartments lettered or stamped and ruled in gilt; page edges sprinkled brown; plain endpapers. Bound after removing the original map, the supplied map causes the front board to rest at an angle. Leather worn at the spine ends and, especially, corners with a few minor scuffs to the backstrip; narrow bruise to the front board; board edges worn with some paper flaking. Map worn with folds splitting, verso with extensive tape repairs. Title-page with previous owner signature and brief notes in manuscript ink, in two distinct hands; folding chart partially split along one fold; text browned with some foxing. Good, housed in a custom clamshell case. Howes J78. Sabin 35896.

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    March, 2018
    7th Wednesday
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