[Presidential] Jefferson, Thomas
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the papers of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville [Virginia]: F. Carr, 1829. In four volumes. First edition. 8vo. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. With frontispiece portrait of Jefferson and 4 facsimile manuscript leaves in fourth volume. Publisher's three-quarter brown cloth over blue paper-covered boards, printed paper spine labels, light rubbing to extremities, all edges untrimmed; with light scattered foxing to text block, some darkening to edges in third and fourth volumes. Howes R-60; Sabin 35891.

The editor of these papers, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 1792-1875, was Thomas Jefferson's oldest grandson. Near the end of Jefferson's life, Randolph helped manage Monticello and was later executor of Jefferson's estate. He also ordered the sale of Monticello, including that of its 130 slaves, with the exception of Sally Hemings and her children, who were freed.

Estimate $1,200-1,800

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Sold for $2,250 (buyer's premium included)