Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
Title: Notes on the State of Virginia [Edmund Randolph's copy] [with other works]
Bound with three rare pamphlets: "Draught of a Fundamental Constitution for ... Virginia", "An Act for Establishment of a Money Unit..." (normally attributed to Jefferson), "An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, Passed ...1786." Edmund Randolph's copy with his signature on the first page of text, his personal table of contents before the titlepage (including two citations to "Slaves" and "Slavery" in the book) and annotations in various places (mostly glosses; only one note is substantive: adding the Osprey to Jefferson's list of birds). Other notes in pencil seem to be ca. 1822 (see p. 9). There is also a Civil War-era note on the rear free endpaper concerning Edmonia Preston, granddaughter of Randolph, who was robbed by Federal soldiers who left her with only a "single garment made of an old quilt." This copy is Ex-Streeter (Streeter Sale v. 3 lot 1722) and Ex-Levit (see bookplates). References: William Streeter, Americana-Beginnings, 36-38 (this copy) and Streeter Sale 3: 1722 (this copy). Church 1189, Howes J78. Sabin 35895. Vail 760. Clark i:262. Sowerby iv, pp. 301. Adams. The Eye of Thomas Jefferson 57. GLC 1034 is another copy of the Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit.