De veritate religionis Christianae

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by Hugo Grotius

De Veritate Religionis Christianae

Title page from De Veritate Religionis Christianae, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Hugo Grotius
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Published Amstelaedami: Apud Henricum Wetstenium
Date 1696
Edition Editio novissima
Language Latin
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Pages [8], 296
Desc. 8vo (16 cm.)
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Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Grotius de veritate religionis Christianae. 8vo. and given by Thomas Jefferson to his son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph. Later appears on Randolph's 1832 estate inventory as "'Grotius on Christ: Religion (latin)' ($1.50 value)." We do not have enough information to conclusively identify which edition Wythe owned. George Wythe's Library[1] on LibraryThing indicates this without naming a specific edition. The Brown Bibliography[2] lists the 1745 duodecimo edition published in Glasgow. Jefferson listed the volume as an octavo, but we do not know the precise edition owned by Wythe. The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the 1696 octavo edition published in Amsterdam.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary vellum with manuscript title and "626" or "bzb" on spine. Purchased from Daniel Thierstein.

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  1. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013,
  2. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:

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