Spine of Notes on the State of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson's copy of the first London edition of Notes on the State of Virginia, published in 1787, is bound in red levant morocco and embellished with gilt tooling. The binding is not original to Jefferson's time; it probably dates to the turn of the twentieth century. This copy includes Jefferson's handwritten annotations as well as tipped-in pages and insertions added after the book was published.
Citation: Notes on the State of Virginia. A 1787 .J45. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.