The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.

JEFFERSON, Thomas (compiler).

Published by Wilfred Funk, Inc. [1944], New York, 1944
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Foreword by Douglas E. Lurton. 16mo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering, dust jacket. xi, 132pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Bookplate of Monticello Gift Shop on inner flyleaf. A tight, handsome fourth edition (first published 1940) of what the front jacket panel describes as "The Essence of the Four Gospels -- in the words of Christ Himself. The first publication of this moving story in modern dress." This copy bears interesting autograph addition: Tipped at front is a special heavy sheet signed large and bold by famed Jefferson scholar Dumas Malone (1892-1986), author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume "Jefferson and His Time" (1948-81). Jacket front panel title: "The Jefferson Bible." According to front jacket flap, "Thomas Jefferson. selected the words of Christ -- and Christ alone -- from the Bible for his own use. He clipped and pasted them in sequence in a blankbook. The original text was bought from the family of our third President by the United States many years ago but has never been published in modern dress before.". Bookseller Inventory # 41146

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Title: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.

Publisher: Wilfred Funk, Inc. [1944], New York

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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