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The Eye of Th. Jefferson [exhibition]. Edited by William Howard Adams. Washington : National Gallery of Art, 1976. 411 p.: ill. (Some col.).
LC call number: E332.2 .E88 1976
LC control number: 76608021

Mounted for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, this extensive exhibit recreates the world known to Thomas Jefferson. The exhaustive catalog describes the visual arts, as well as furniture, decorative objects, and scientific instruments from the period.

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Greene, John C.
American science in the age of Jefferson
. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1984. xiv, 484 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.).
LC call number: Q127.U6 G69 1984
LC control number: 83008513

This narrative study of the period 1780-1820 focuses on American scientific development and Jefferson's importance as a promoter and practitioner of the study of natural history. The author emphasizes the religious and social forces that influenced scientists of the early national period.

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Jefferson and the arts : an extended view. Edited by William Howard Adams. Washington : National Gallery of Art, 1976. 293 p. ill.
LC call number: E332.2 .J46 1976
LC control number: 76608152

A companion volume to The Eye of Th. Jefferson.

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Thomas Jefferson's library : a catalog with the entries in his own order. Edited by James Gilreath and Douglas L. Wilson. Washington : Library of Congress, 1988. vii, 149 p., [2] p. of plates: ill.
LC call number: Z997.J48 G55 1989
LC control number: 88607928

In 1823 Nicholas Trist, at Jefferson's request, rewrote the catalog to the book collection that had been sold to reestablish the Library of Congress. This restored arrangement reflected Jefferson's intellectual classification of the works as well as their physical placement on the shelves at Monticello. In order that users may compare Jefferson's arrangement with that of the printed catalog authorized by Congress after it acquired the collection in 1815, this 1988 edition includes a reproduction of pages from two chapters (29 and 30) of 1815 printed catalog.

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