Thomas Jefferson Papers

Lewis D. Belair to Thomas Jefferson, 26 November 1818

From Lewis D. Belair

Philadelphia Nov 26h 1818

Sir

Yours of The 16h Inst I have Just Recd—It Was forwarded to me from New York Where I Intended to have Been Long Before This time,—I Have Order’d to have Lay’d aside The Difft Works which you have Concluded to Take—I Herein Inclose The List of Prices and formats of The Books you have Spoken off,

Epictetus (Manuel de) Greek & Italian This Work is not yeat unpacked It is Called In The Invoice “Bodonis Edition (Scarce Book) Velum Paper,”1

I Think That it is one or two Vol In 8vo The Price of which is  $5. 87½ Cost 20 franc
Géométrie de Legendre Broché 1 8vo 1817 2  25
Algebre d’Euler avec des Notes Garnier In 2 Vol In 8vo (The Last Copy) Broché 4  25
Metaphysique Carnot 1 8vo 175 (It is Sold)

I Shall With Much Pleasure Reserve you a Copie of Tacite Dureau de la Malle,—I have not The Works you Mention, Intiteled Compte Rendû of The Institute of 1808 Séance du 20 fevrier &&&, I Shall have It Imported by The first Oportunity;

With Respect Yours

Lewis D Bélair

RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Dec. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

The Greek and Italian edition of the Enchiridion or Manual (manuel) of Epictetus described here was translated (under the pseudonym Eritisco Pilenejo) by Giuseppe Maria Pagnini and published by Giambattista Bodoni (Ἐπικτήτου Ἐγχειρίδιον. Manuale di Epitteto [Parma, 1793]; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 8 [no. 434]).

1Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.

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  • Belair, Lewis Descoins; letters from search
  • Belair, Lewis Descoins; TJ orders books from search
  • Bodoni, Giambattista; as publisher search
  • books; classical search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • Carnot, Lazare Nicolas Marguerite; Réflexions sur la Métaphysique du Calcul Infinitésimal search
  • Discours sur les Progrès des Sciences, Lettres et Arts (ed. J. L. Kesteloot) search
  • Dureau de la Malle, Jean Baptiste; translatesTacite (Tacitus) search
  • Élémens d’Algèbre (L. Euler; trans. J. G. Garnier) search
  • Éléments de Géométrie (A. M. Legendre) search
  • Enchiridion (Epictetus); Ἐπικτήτου Ἐγχειρίδιον. Manuale di Epitteto (trans. “E. Pilenejo” [G. M. Pagnini]) search
  • Epictetus (Greek philosopher); Ἐπικτήτου Ἐγχειρίδιον. Manuale di Epitteto (trans. “E. Pilenejo” [G. M. Pagnini]) search
  • Euler, Leonhard; Élémens d’Algèbre (trans. J. G. Garnier) search
  • Garnier, Jean Guillaume; translatesÉlémens d’Algèbre (L. Euler) search
  • Institut de France; Discours sur les Progrès des Sciences, Lettres et Arts (ed. J. L. Kesteloot) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Kesteloot, Jacob Lodewijk; editsDiscours sur les Progrès des Sciences, Lettres et Arts search
  • Legendre, Adrien Marie; Éléments de Géométrie search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Pagnini, Giuseppe Maria; translatesἘπικτήτου Ἐγχειρίδιον. Manuale di Epitteto (Epictetus) search
  • Réflexions sur la Métaphysique du Calcul Infinitésimal (L. N. M. Carnot) search
  • Tacite (Tacitus; trans. J. B. Dureau de la Malle) search
  • Tacitus; Tacite (trans. J. B. Dureau de la Malle) search
  • Ἐπικτήτου Ἐγχειρίδιον. Manuale di Epitteto (Epictetus; trans. “E. Pilenejo” [G. M. Pagnini]) search