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 #
Title: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.
Publisher: Wilfred Funk, Inc. 
Publication Date: 1944
Book Description Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1944. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Tight binding. Flat, unmarked pages. Age-toned. Boards scuffed, bumped at corners. Your purchase benefits the world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee. Seller Inventory # mon0000217425
Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Copyright, 1940 by Wilfred Funk, Inc. at copyright page; 1983 edition below this. Blue boards, gilt embossed spine titles, lt. shelf wear. Dust jacket design depicts an open book or Bible w/balanced scales. Pages fine; no writing. Bind fine; hinges intact. Dj moderate wear, discoloration; protected in new clear sleeve. Near fine example in very good wrapper. Presented here is The Essence of the Four Gospels in the words of Christ Himself. The first publication of this moving story in modern dress. It is the very epitome of the entire Christian faith - the soul of the spirit that has moved the world. The original text was bought from the family of our third President by the United States in the late 1800's and published for the first time in 1895. Jefferson did not publish this labor of love during his lifetime because he was "averse to the communication of my religious tents to the public." Rather, he treasured it for the spiritual solace of himself and a few friends. The original Material was extracted textually from the Gospels, together with a comparison of his doctrines with those of others, and, w/Jefferson's religious views. The original Material extracted textually from the Gospels, together with a comparison of his doctrines with those of others, and, w/Jefferson's religious views. This is, in regards, Jefferson's attempt to remove supernatural aspects of Bible to further clarify Jesus' doctrine. 132 pages. Insured post. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 019117