Jefferson seal         Mr. Jefferson's Books

1783 Catalog of Books (c. 1775-1812 -- his wish list.)
1783 Catalog of Books (books he bought in France)
Thomas Jefferson's Library Thing page
Jefferson's Second Library (books he bought after he sold his collection to the Library of Congress in 1815)


Scans & Facsimilies:
A Few Days in Athens: Being the Translation of a Greek Manuscript Found in Herculaneum
by Fanny Wright
(New York: Peter Eckler, Publisher, 1822)
[a philosophical novel]

night thoughts by young        logick by watts        ferguson's astronomy        book of common prayer

left to right:
The Complaint: or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality, by Edward Young -- a favorite from Mr. Jefferson's youth; he copied several passage in his commonplace book
Logick: or, The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry After Truth, by Isaac Watts -- probably used as a textbook
Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, by James Ferguson -- the same book mathematician Benjamin Banneker used to learn astronomical calculation
The Book of Common Prayer ... According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland
(note: Mr. Jefferson owned these titles, but the photos are not of his actual books; they are editions printed during his lifetime, although not the editions he owned.)