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Thomas Jefferson. Notes on the state of Virginia; written in the year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the winter of 1782, for the use of a foreigner of distinction, in answer to certain queries proposed by him… 1782. [Paris, Printed 1784-85].



Marquis de Lafayette’s personal copy with a dedication by Jefferson.



Thomas Jefferson. Notes on the state of Virginia; written in the year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the winter of 1782, for the use of a foreigner of distinction, in answer to certain queries proposed by him… 1782. [Paris, Printed 1784-85].
The Paul Mellon Collection



A copy of the private printed edition dated 1782 but not printed until 1784-85. This copy was inscribed and presented by Jefferson to David Rittenhouse, an astronomer and mathematician who shared many of Jefferson's scientific interests.



Thomas Jefferson. Notes on the state of Virginia. Written by Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated with a map, including the states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. London, 1787.
The Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History




Jefferson’s personal copy with his notes for revision in the margins. A revised version was never published.

 

 

 

Thomas Jefferson. Observations sur la Virginie par M. J***. Traduites de l’anglois. Paris, 1786.
The Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History



The unauthorized French edition of Notes on the State of Virginia.

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