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Published by H.N. Abrams, in association with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Collectibles -- Exhibitions,
  • Monticello (Va.) -- Exhibitions

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSusan R. Stein.
ContributionsThomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
LC ClassificationsE332.2 .S84 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1723635M
ISBN 100810939673
LC Control Number92027218

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