1983 Jefferson's Monticello
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
This work examines both the striking architecture of the building as well as the political and private life of its architect, inhabitant, and the third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson. Monticello was Jefferson's primary plantation, inherited from his father when was twenty six. Located on the outskirts of Charlottesville Virginia, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres and cultivated tobacco and mixed crops through the use of slaves. Indeed, Jefferson used a combination of free workers, indentured servants and enslaved laborers in constructing and developing the plantation and its outbuildings, including the lage main house in its notable neoclassical design. This work is copiously illustrated throughout, with both black and white and coloured illustrations.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally lovely, with slight fading to head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper lovely, with slight bumping to head and tail of spine, with small marks. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout.
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