The Writings [Works] of Thomas Jefferson. Being his Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and other Writings, Official and Private. - Thomas Jefferson 1853-55 - John C. Riker, New York ‘I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man’

A superb set of the first collected edition of the works of Thomas Jefferson, author of the
Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, who voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.

Complete in nine volumes, with folding facsimiles and tables. 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 the whole, by the editor H. A. Washington.
  Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826] was one of the great thinkers of the American Revolution - author of the Declaration of Independence as we know it (he extensively revised a much weaker document), Ambassador to France, and President of the United States - Jefferson was revered in his own time, and his opinion on politics and philosophy was often sought by his peers. Jefferson is truly one of the most influential men in American history.

Nine octavo volumes.
  Recently bound in half brown calf, red and green title labels, gilt to spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt.   Condition: A near fine set, foxing to preliminary pages of several volumes else contents clean, in fine binding.   Ref: 104035   Price: HK$ 29,000