Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thomas Jefferson's Bible

Thomas Jefferson created his own "version" of the Bible by literally cutting and pasting parts he wanted. This volume was purchased by the Smithsonian from his great-granddaughter in 1895. Recently, it was restored to help reverse deterioration and preserve it for the future. While it was disbound, it was scanned. Those images were used by the Smithsonian to produce a color facsimile! You can read more of the history of Jefferson's work at the Smithsonian. You can view the actual scan of the book there as well. While they also have a print facsimile available, has a better price.

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