Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s List of Books to be Acquired by de Bure Frères, [ca. 5 April 1818]

Enclosure

List of Books to be Acquired by de Bure Frères

[ca. 5 Apr. 1818]

The Greek Septuagint by Grabe. 10. v. 8vo

Hexapla Origenis à Bahrat. 2. v. 8vo Lipsiae et Lubec. apud Donatium. 1769.

Gassendi Syntagma philosophiae Epicuri. 4to Hagae Com. 1659. vel Amstel. 1684.

Gassendus de vitæ et moribus Epicuri. 4to Hagae Com. 1656.

the French translation of these two works. see L’avocat verb. Gassendi.

Les dialogues de Platon qui ont eté traduits par Maucroix et Racine.

De la Morale naturelle par M. M. de Z.— 16s voyez 15. Grimm. 436–40.

Systeme social et Morale universel par le baron D’Holbach. voyez 16. Grimm 214. & 5781

Discours de l’Empereur Julien, traduit par le Marq. d’Argens. Ferney 1769. 6. Grimm 368.

Dion Cassius de Sturtz. 1807. voyez Villers. Literature en Allemagne. 33. Paris Treutell 1809.

Herodotus de Schweighaeuser. Gr. Lat. notis. 12. v. 8vo

Oeuvres complettes de Xenophon. Gr. Lat. Fr. par Gail. 2. v. 8vo

Appianus Gr. Lat. Schweighaeuser. Lips. 1785. 3. v. 8vo

Ad Taciti annales Supplementa Brotier. 8vo Prague. 1774.

Juliani Caesares Gr. Lat. Fr. Gothae. 1736.

Opere di Platone di Dardi Bembo. 5. v. 12mo Venice 1601.

Scholia Didymi in Homeri Iliad et Odyss. 4. v. 12mo

Gnomici Poetae Graeci à Brunck. Gr. Lat. 8vo

Vie privée des Romains par d’Arnay. 12mo

Moeurs et coutumes des Romains par Bridault. 2. v. 12mo

Vie privée de Louis XV.

PoC (MHi); written entirely in TJ’s hand on verso of covering letter; undated.

The majority of the above books were in TJ’s library at Monticello at the time of his death and are listed in Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends . In most cases they are readily identifiable in the Editors’ index under author, editor, translator, or title. Exceptions are listed below, as are the titles for which the current whereabouts of TJ’s copy is known.

John Ernest grabe edited the first and final volumes of Septuaginta Interpretum, 4 vols. (Oxford, 1707–20; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 1459; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 9 [no. 494]; TJ’s copy in 9 vols. in PPL).

apud: “published by.” hagae com. 1659. vel amstel. 1684: “The Hague. 1659. or Amsterdam 1684.”

Jean Baptiste Ladvocat (l’avocat) referenced François Bernier’s Abregé de la Philosophie de Gassendi, 8 vols. (Lyon, 1678), in his Dictionnaire Historique et Bibliographique Portatif (Paris, 1777–89; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 3 [no. 67]; TJ’s copy in ViCMRL, with vol. 1 and supplement on deposit ViU; same ed. without supplement, Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 146), 2:20.

François de maucroix and Jean racine each translated dialogues of Plato in the fifth volume of Bibliotheque des Anciens Philosophes (Paris, 1771).

The work by Jacques Henri Meister of Zürich (m. m. de z.—), and those by Paul Henri Thiry, baron d’Holbach, were referenced in the 14th and 15th volumes, respectively, not the 15th and 16th, of Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm’s Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (Paris, 1812–14; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 14 [no. 918]).

voyez: “see.” notis: “notes.”

Appian (appianus), Ἀππιανοῦ Ἀλεξανδρέως Ῥωμαϊκῶν Ἱστοριῶν τὰ Σωζόμενα Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum quæ supersunt, ed. Johannes Schweighaeuser, 3 vols. (Leipzig, 1785; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 3 [no. 41]; TJ’s copy in MoSW).

Richard François Philippe brunck, ed., Ηθικη Ποιησις: Sive Gnomici Poetæ Græci (Strasbourg, 1784; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4466; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 12 [no. 780]; TJ’s copy in ViCMRL, on deposit ViU).

Jean Pierre bridault, Mœurs et coutumes des Romains, 2 vols. (Paris, 1754; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 116; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 3 [no. 61]; TJ’s copy in ViU).

1Ampersand and final number added to end of line.

Index Entries

  • Appian; Ἀππιανοῦ Ἀλεξανδρέως Ῥωμαϊκῶν Ἱστοριῶν τὰ Σωζόμενα Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum quæ supersunt (ed. J. Schweighaeuser) search
  • Arnay, Jean Rodolphe d’; De la Vie Privée des Romains search
  • Bahrdt, Karl Friedrich; editsHexaplorum Origenis (Origen) search
  • Bembo, Dardi; translatesOpere di Platone (Plato) search
  • Bibliotheque des Anciens Philosophes search
  • books; biographical search
  • books; classical search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • books; of poetry search
  • books; on history search
  • books; on moral philosophy search
  • Boyer, Jean Baptiste de, marquis d’Argens; translatesDiscours de L’Empereur Julien, contre les Chrétiens (Julian) search
  • Bridault, Jean Pierre; Mœurs et coutumes des Romains search
  • Brotier, Gabriel; editsSupplementa Librorum VII, VIII, IX et X Annalium C. Corn. Taciti (Tacitus) search
  • Brunck, Richard François Philippe; editsἨθικὴ Ποίησις: Sive Gnomici Poetæ Græci search
  • Cassius Dio; edition of by F. W. Sturz search
  • Christianity; works on search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • Coup-d’Oeil sur l’État Actuel de la Litterature Ancienne et de l’Histoire en Allemagne (C. F. D. de Villers) search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ purchases books from search
  • De la morale naturelle (J. H. Meister) search
  • De la Vie Privée des Romains (J. R. d’Arnay) search
  • De Vita et Moribus Epicuri (P. Gassendi) search
  • Dictionnaire Historique et Bibliographique Portatif (J. B. Ladvocat) search
  • Didymus Chalcenterus; edits Homer’sIliadandOdyssey search
  • Discours de L’Empereur Julien, contre les Chrétiens (Julian; trans. J. B. de Boyer) search
  • Donatium, Christian Gottfried search
  • Élémens de la morale universelle (P. H. D. Holbach) search
  • Gail, Jean Baptiste; translatesŒuvres Complètes de Xénophon (Xenophon) search
  • Gassendi, Pierre; De Vita et Moribus Epicuri search
  • Gassendi, Pierre; Syntagma Epicuri Philosophiae search
  • Grabe, John Ernest; editsSeptuaginta Interpretum search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Herodoti Musae sive Historiarum Libri IX (Herodotus; ed. J. Schweighaeuser) search
  • Herodotus; Herodoti Musae sive Historiarum Libri IX (ed. J. Schweighaeuser) search
  • Heusinger, Johann Michael; editsIuliani Imp. Caesares (Julian) search
  • Hexaplorum Origenis (Origen; ed. K. F. Bahrdt) search
  • Holbach, Paul Henri Dietrich, baron d’; Élémens de la morale universelle search
  • Holbach, Paul Henri Dietrich, baron d’; Systême Social ou principes naturels de la morale et de la politique search
  • Homer; Iliad search
  • Homer; Odyssey search
  • Iliad (Homer); TJ orders search
  • Iuliani Imp. Caesares (Julian; ed. J. M. Heusinger) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; purchases from de Bure Frères (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; List of Books to be Acquired by de Bure Frères search
  • Julian (Roman emperor); Discours de L’Empereur Julien, contre les Chrétiens (trans. J. B. de Boyer) search
  • Julian (Roman emperor); Iuliani Imp. Caesares (ed. J. M. Heusinger) search
  • Ladvocat, Jean Baptiste; Dictionnaire Historique et Bibliographique Portatif search
  • Louis XV, king of France; works on search
  • Maucroix, François de; Bibliotheque des Anciens Philosophes search
  • Meister, Jacques Henri; De la morale naturelle search
  • Mœurs et coutumes des Romains (J. P. Bridault) search
  • moral philosophy; works on search
  • Moufle d’Angerville, Barthélemy François Joseph; Vie privée de Louis XV search
  • Odyssey (Homer); TJ orders search
  • Œuvres Complètes de Xénophon (Xenophon; trans. J. B. Gail) search
  • Opere di Platone (Plato; trans. D. Bembo) search
  • Origen; Hexaplorum Origenis (ed. K. F. Bahrdt) search
  • Plato; dialogues of printed inBibliotheque des Anciens Philosophes search
  • Plato; Opere di Platone (trans. D. Bembo) search
  • poetry; TJ orders search
  • Racine, Jean; Bibliotheque des Anciens Philosophes search
  • religion; works on search
  • Rome, ancient; manners and customs of search
  • Schweighaeuser, Johannes; editsHerodoti Musae sive Historiarum Libri IX (Herodotus) search
  • Schweighaeuser, Johannes; editsἈππιανοῦ Ἀλεξανδρέως Ῥωμαϊκῶν Ἱστοριῶν τὰ Σωζόμενα Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum quæ supersunt (Appian) search
  • Septuaginta Interpretum (ed. J. E. Grabe) search
  • Sturz, Friedrich Wilhelm; edits works of Cassius Dio search
  • Supplementa Librorum VII, VIII, IX et X Annalium C. Corn. Taciti (Tacitus; ed. G. Brotier) search
  • Syntagma Epicuri Philosophiae (P. Gassendi) search
  • Systême Social ou principes naturels de la morale et de la politique (P. H. D. Holbach) search
  • Tacitus; Supplementa Librorum VII, VIII, IX et X Annalium C. Corn. Taciti (ed. G. Brotier) search
  • Treutell & Würtz (publishers) search
  • Vie privée de Louis XV (B. F. J. Moufle d’Angerville) search
  • Villers, Charles François Dominique de; Coup-d’Oeil sur l’État Actuel de la Litterature Ancienne et de l’Histoire en Allemagne search
  • Xenophon; Œuvres Complètes de Xénophon (trans. J. B. Gail) search
  • Ἀππιανοῦ Ἀλεξανδρέως Ῥωμαϊκῶν Ἱστοριῶν τὰ Σωζόμενα Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum quæ supersunt (Appian; ed. J. Schweighaeuser) search
  • Ἠθικὴ Ποίησις: Sive Gnomici Poetæ Græci (ed. R. F. P. Brunck) search