THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private. Published by the Order of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library, from the Original Manuscripts, Deposited in the Department of State.; With Explanatory Notes, Tables of Contents, and a Copious Index to Each Volume, as well as a General Index to the Whole, by the Editor H. A. Washington.

New York: Published by John C. Riker, 129 Fulton Street. Taylor & Maury, Washington, D.C., 1853-54. Nine volumes. Publishers brown embossed cloth, with gilt stamping on spines. 24cm. Four folding plates depicting drafts of the Declaration of Independence in Volume I. The spine ends of volumes 1 and 2 have been repaired, the other volumes have some wear to spine ends, some cloth corners worn through to boards. This is the first collected edition of Jefferson's writings. It only includes those of his works and papers that resided at the Library of Congress. Uncommon in this condition, with the blindstamp of Thomas C. Acton who was Police Commissioner of Manhattan during the Draft Riots among other civil service positions. Acton was a strong supporter of Abraham Lincoln and an ardent abolitionist. There is also a modern bookplate on the flyleaf with a name we can't decipher. Item #63652

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