Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Laval to Thomas Jefferson, 19 April 1819

From John Laval

Philadelphia April 19th 1819


 Agreeably to your Order of the 11th instant, I have put in the Post-Office, to be forwarded by to-Morrow’s Mail, Scapula’s Lexicon, Edition of 1616 (Well wrapped in Strong Paper)   Price $ 8
 Sanxay’s Lexicon Aristophanicum, 1811, 8vo; was published as a Supplement to Brunck’s Edition of Aristophanes (which copy I have) to which it is appended. Brunet’s Manuel du Libraire, Vol. 3, Page 193, under the name of Sanxay, makes the following remark “ce petit Lexique a été imprimé, à Oxford, en 1811, pour former le 5ième volume de la nouvelle edition de l’Aristophane de Brunck, imprimée en 1811.1 the 5 volumes including Sanxay’s Lexicon are $ 17
 La Correspondance littéraire &a par le Baron de Grimm 17 vols 8vo handsome Paris binding 38 .25
 Dickson’s Husbandry of the Ancients 2 vols 8vo boards 6 .50
Manuel du droit français, 2de Ed. entièrement refondue & très augmentée par Pailliet, besides the 5 Codes, includes several Bulletins des Lois, 1 table générale, par ordre alphabétique de Matières, des Codes Napoléon &a, & des décrets contenant les tarifs des frais & dépens en matières civiles, criminelles & correctionnelles. Comprising in the Whole more than 2000 pages—vellum paper, Gilt Edges, Russia binding, Paris, 1813 10
 there is another copy 12o—3d Edit. 1818, Stitched containing the Royal charter. 1272 pages 4  50
 Xenophontis quae exstant Opera, græce & latine, ex Editionibus Schneideri & Zeunii; Accedit index latinus. Edinburgi; e Prelo academico, 12 vols 12mo London binding, Calf Extra $ 30
 Diodoro di Sicilia—Storia universale—2 vols 4to, Roma, 1793, bound in Parchment, Containing the 11 first Books 4
I am with the highest Consideration & respect
Sir,   Your very humble Servant

John Laval

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 1 May 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Charles F. Kupfer, 25 June 1819, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq. Monticello—Va”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 19 Apr.

ce petit lexique … imprimée en 1811: “This little lexicon was printed at Oxford in 1811 as the fifth volume of the new edition of Brunck’s Aristophanes, printed in 1811.” The first four volumes of Richard François Philippe Brunck’s edition of Aristophanis Comœdiæ were published at Oxford in 1810.

entièrement refondue … civiles, criminelles & correctionnelles: “completely reworked and much expanded by Pailliet; besides the 5 Codes, includes several issues of the Bulletin des Lois and a general, alphabetical subject index to these codes and to the decrees containing the legal fees associated with civil, criminal, and correctional matters.”

1Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • agriculture; books on search
  • Aristophanes; Comœdiæ (ed. R. F. P. Brunck) search
  • books; classical search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • books; on history search
  • Brunck, Richard François Philippe; editsAristophanis Comœdiæ (Aristophanes) search
  • Brunet, Jacques Charles; Manuel du Libraire et de l’Amateur de Livres search
  • Bulletin des Lois search
  • Comœdiæ (Aristophanes; ed. R. F. P. Brunck) search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • Dickson, Adam; The Husbandry of the Ancients search
  • Diodorus Siculus; Storia Universale search
  • Estienne, Henri (Stepani; Stephani); Lexicon Græco-Latinum search
  • France; laws of search
  • Greek language; lexicons search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; works sent to search
  • Latin language; dictionaries search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; letters from search
  • law; books on search
  • Lexicon Aristophanicum, Græco-Anglicum (J. Sanxay) search
  • Lexicon Græco-Latinum (H. Estienne; J. Scapula) search
  • Manuel de Droit Français (J. B. J. Pailliet) search
  • Manuel du Libraire et de l’Amateur de Livres (J. C. Brunet) search
  • Napoleon I, emperor of France; code of search
  • Pailliet, Jean Baptiste Joseph; Manuel de Droit Français search
  • Sanxay, James; Lexicon Aristophanicum, Græco-Anglicum search
  • Scapula, Johann; Lexicon Græco-Latinum search
  • Schneider, Johann Gottlob; editsXenophontis quae exstant Opera, Graece & Latine, ex editionibus Schneideri et Zeunii (Xenophon) search
  • Storia Universale (Diodorus Siculus) search
  • The Husbandry of the Ancients (A. Dickson) search
  • Xenophon; Xenophontis quae exstant Opera, Graece & Latine, ex editionibus Schneideri et Zeunii (eds. J. G. Schneider and J. C. Zeune) search
  • Xenophontis quae exstant Opera, Graece & Latine, ex editionibus Schneideri et Zeunii (Xenophon; eds. J. G. Schneider and J. C. Zeune) search
  • Zeune, Johann Carl; editsXenophontis quae exstant Opera, Graece & Latine, ex editionibus Schneideri et Zeunii (Xenophon) search