THOMAS JEFFERSON'S GARDEN BOOK 1766-1824. With Relevant Extracts from His Other Writings
[Gardens and Gardening]; Jefferson, Thomas; Betts, Edwin Morris, Annotator
Price: 85.00 USD
(Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1985), A VERY FINE COPY OF THIS WONDERFUL BOOK. 'The Garden Book contains the most varied entries of all of Jefferson's memorandum books. The book that began as a diary of the garden became a written repository for numerous interests of Jefferson. Gardening was probably the most absorbing of all the interests of one of the foremost philosophers of his age, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State in Washington's cabinet, Vice President and President of the United States, President of the American Philosophical Society and founder of The University of Virginia. He was possessed of a love of nature so intense that his observant eye caught almost every passing change in it. And whatever he saw rarely escaped being recorded.'. First of the Edition, reissued. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Jefferson an with illustrations, charts and facsimiles throughout. Thick, royal 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the beautifully designed, illustrated dustjacket. xiv, , 704 pp. A very fine copy indeed, bright, clean and as pristine.