The Eye of Thomas Jefferson

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ed. William Howard Adams, The Eye of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, 1976, First Edition with no previous printings noted. Tan paper covers, thick 4to (27 cm), xlii pp including Jefferson timeline and color reproductions, 412 pp including index. Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art June 5 - September 6, 1975. Images and explanations of objects and art that were either designed by Thomas Jefferson (e.g. architectural drawings, medals), owned by him (from musical instruments and furnishings to 'The Book of Common Prayer'), influences on him (a painting of ballooning, English estate designs), or images of him. A 41-pp section lists provenance, exhibitions and references for particular items. Very good: covers scuffed with half-inch tear in top corner, pages crisp, no markings.