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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) The Inaugural Speech of Thomas Jefferson

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) The Inaugural Speech of Thomas Jefferson. [Boston]: Adams and Rhoades, the Chronicle Press, 1801.
Broadside printed on silk, title centered above the text of the speech, which is printed in two columns separated by a type ornament border with the imprint concealed in the center, the fabric tacked to a pine board with hand-forged nails, the board formerly the back panel of the original frame, faded indecipherable period chalk inscription on the back of the wood, marginal tear in the upper left quadrant of the broadside, affecting several lines, hole with loss in the first paragraph, caused by the breaking of the glass in the now perished frame, and another hole just below the title, affecting one word in the date, a small cluster of holes in the lower left quadrant, other surface scratches and minor holes; the whole toned, discolored, and stained, 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.
Worldcat locates two copies of this edition, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and at the Huntington Library.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, Charlottesville, Huntington Library, University of Virginia