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Main Title Thomas Jefferson's library.
Publisher Library of Congress,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 299422669
Subjects Private libraries--Virginia--Exhibitions ; Classification--Books--Exhibitions ; Book collecting--United States--History--18th century ; Book collecting--United States--History--19th century ; Early printed books--Virginia--Exhibitions
Additional Subjects Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826--Library--Exhibitions ; Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826--Books and reading--Exhibitions
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Go to exhibition website http://www.myloc.gov/exhibitions/jeffersonslibrary
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  Z997.J48L53 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/11/2011
Collation [12] p., : col. ill., facsims ; 23 cm.
Notes Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (p. [10]).
Contents Notes Exhibition guide for an ongoing exhibit that opened on April 11, 2008 at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., featuring a reconstruction of Thomas Jefferson's library organized according to his original thematic and taxonomic system. "Jefferson followed a modified verson of the organization of knowledge created by British philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626). The books were divided into categories of 'Memory,' 'Reason,' and 'Imagination' -- which Jefferson interpreted as 'History,' 'Philosophy,' and 'Fine Arts' -- and further divided into forty-four 'chapters.' Included in this re-creation are 2,000 volumes from the original Jefferson Collection. An additional 3,000 or so volumes -- editions that match those lost in the fire that struck the Capitol in 1851 -- come from other collections in the Library of Congress. Other missing works have been acquired through gifts [and purchases]."--p. [5]. Thomas Jefferson's library -- Jefferson the collector -- The reconstruction of Jefferson's library -- The books.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress.
PUB Date Free Form 2008
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20110404122537
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02239nam 2200337Ia 45020