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Many of the actual volumes from [[Wythe's Library|George Wythe's personal library]] have survived to the present day. In particular, some [[Jefferson Inventory|books willed to Thomas Jefferson]] ended up at the [[#Library of Congress|Library of Congress]] in Washington, D.C., which has the largest collection of books originally owned by Wythe.
  
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[[File:ActsPassedAtAGeneralAssembly1780LOVcopy.jpg|right|thumb|300px|<center>George Wythe's copy of ''Acts Passed at a General Assembly'' (1780). From the collection of the [[#Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]].</center>]]
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This list indicates surviving books' current locations, and proof of Wythe's prior ownership:
  
== College of William & Mary, Wolf Law Library (on permanent loan from the Earl Gregg Swem Library) ==
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==College of William &amp; Mary, Wolf Law Library (on permanent loan from the Earl Gregg Swem Library)==
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====Includes Wythe bookplate====
*Coke, Edward.  ''The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, kt.  In English, in Thirteen Parts Compleat; (With References to All the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law.)''.  London:  In the Savoy, Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, for R. Gosling, 1738.  [Vols. VI and VII only]
 
  
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*Coke, Edward. ''[[Reports of Sir Edward Coke|The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, kt.  In English, in Thirteen Parts Compleat; (With References to All the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law.)]].'' London: In the Savoy, Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, for R. Gosling, 1738. [Volumes VI and VII only. Also inscribed on inside of front board: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr, 1806."]
*Virginia. Convention (1775 July 17: Richmond, Va.). ''The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates and Corporations in the Colony of Virginia, held at Richmond Town, in the County of Henrico, on Monday the 17th of July, 1775''Williamsburg1775.  [Includes signature on title page: ''G. Wythe''.]
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*Virginia. Convention (1775 July 17: Richmond, Va.). ''[[Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates for the Counties and Corporations in the Colony of Virginia|The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates for the Counties and Corporations in the Colony of Virginia, held at Richmond Town, in the County of Henrico, on Monday the 17th of July, 1775]].'' Williamsburg, 1775.  [Signed on title page: ''G. Wythe''.]
  
 
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*Blair, Hugh. Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1784. [Inscribed on the front leaf: ''For the Honorable George Wythe Esquire from his most affectionate friend and obliged humble servant Thomas Lee Shippen. Thomas Lee Shippen; also includes ''George W''. on front leaf] 
 
  
== Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library ==
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*Blair, Hugh. ''[[Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres]].'' Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1784. [Inscribed on the front leaf: ''For the Honorable George Wythe Esquire from his most affectionate friend and obliged humble servant [[Thomas Lee Shippen]]. Thomas Lee Shippen; also includes ''George W''. on front leaf]
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==Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library==
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*Homer. ''[[Homērou Odysseia|Ομηρου Οδυσσεια. Homeri Odyssea Græca]].'' Oxonii: 1750.
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*Rastell, William. ''[[Collection of Entries|A Collection of Entries of Declarations, Barres, Replications, Rejoynders, Issues, Verdicts, Judgements, Executions, Proces, Continuances, Essoynes, and Divers Other Matters Newly Amended and Much Enlarged with Many Good Presidents of Later Time, Whereof Divers are upon Sundry Statutes, and Noted in the End of the Table: the New Presidents throughout the Book, and likewise their Titles in the Table, have this Mark [fingerpost] set before Them: by the Authors Epistle, and Directions Therein, ...]].'' London: Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford, assigns of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins ... and are to be sold by George Sawbridge, 1670.
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====Inscribed by Wythe====
  
*Adams, John. ''Thoughts on Government; Applicable to the Present State of the American Colonies''.  Boston: 1776. Reprint ed.  [Inscribed ''From John Adams to George Wythe'']
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*Jefferson, Thomas. ''Notes on the State of Virginia; written in the Year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the Winter of 1782, for the use of a Foreigner of Distinction,…'' [Paris]: 1782 [1784-85]. 1st edition [Inscribed on the front blank leaf: ''The Gift of the Honbl. George Wythe To Upton Beall May 10th 1787. Virginia &amp; Maryland''. Also inscribed on the first page: ''Upton Beale/ To gift the Honb. G. Wythe''.]
  
*Homer. ''Ομηρου Οδυσσεια. Homeri Odyssea Græca''. Oxonii: 1750. [Includes George Wythe's bookplate.]
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*Lucretius Carus, Titus. ''[[Of the Nature of Things|T. Lucretius Carus, Of the Nature of Things, in Six Books]].'' Translated by Thomas Creech. 2nd edition. London: 1714-15. [Title page of first volume inscribed, ''Of Doctor James Blair's executor bought by G. Wythe.'']
  
*Lucretius Carus, Titus. ''T. Lucretius Carus, Of the Nature of Things, in Six Books.'' Translated by Thomas Creech. 2nd edition. London: 1714-15. [Title page of first volume inscribed, ''Of Doctor James Blair's executor bought by G. Wythe.'']
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*Rastell, William. ''A collection of entries of declarations, barres, replications, rejoynders, issues, verdicts, judgements, executions, proces, continuances, essoynes, and divers other matters newly amended and much enlarged with many good presidents of later time, whereof divers are upon sundry statutes, and noted in the end of the table:  the new presidents throughout the book, and likewise their titles in the table, have this mark [fingerpost] set before them:  by the authors epistle, and directions therein, ....'' London:  Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford, assigns of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins ... and are to be sold by George Sawbridge, 1670.  [Includes George Wythe’s bookplate.]
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*Adams, John. ''[[Thoughts on Government|Thoughts on Government; Applicable to the Present State of the American Colonies]].'' Reprint ed. Boston: 1776. [Inscribed ''From John Adams to George Wythe''.]
  
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==Library of Congress==
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== Library of Congress ==
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*Andrews, George. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench|Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of King's Bench, in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George the Second]].'' London, In the Savoy: 1754. 
  
*Andrews, George. ''Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of King’s Bench, in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George the Second. London, In the Savoy: 1754. [Includes Wythe's bookplate.]  
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*Bacon, Matthew, Joseph Sayer, and Owen Ruffhead. ''[[New Abridgment of the Law|A New Abridgment of the Law]].'' 3rd ed. London, In the Savoy: 1736-66. [Volume II has Wythe's bookplate; volume IV has Wythe's name inscribed.]
  
*Bacon, Matthew, Joseph Sayer, and Owen Ruffhead. ''A New Abridgment of the Law.'' 3rd ed. London, In the Savoy: 1736-66. [Vol. II has Wythe's bookplate; vol. IV has Wythe's name inscribed.]
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*Brownlow, Richard. ''[[Brownlow Latine Redivivus|Brownlow Latinè Redivivus: a Book of Entries: of Such Declarations, Informations, Pleas in Barr and Abatement, Replications, Rejoynders, Issues, Verdicts, Bills of Exception to Verdicts, Judgments, Demurrers, and Other Parts of Pleadings, (Now in Use) in Personal and Mixt Actions:  Contained in the First and Second Parts of the Declarations and Pleadings of Richard Brownlow]].'' London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkyns ... and are to be sold by S. Heyrick ... T. and G. Sawbridge ... and M. Gillyflower, 1693.
  
*Brownlow, Richard . ''Brownlow Latinè Redivivus:  a Book of Entries:  of Such Declarations, Informations, Pleas in Barr and Abatement, Replications, Rejoynders, Issues, Verdicts, Bills of Exception to Verdicts, Judgments, Demurrers, and Other Parts of Pleadings, (Now in Use) in Personal and Mixt Actions:  Contained in the First and Second Parts of the Declarations and Pleadings of Richard Brownlow''London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkyns ... and are to be sold by S. Heyrick ... T. and G. Sawbridge ... and M. Gillyflower, 1693[Includes Wythe bookplate]
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*Brydall, John. ''[[Ars Transferendi Dominium, the Second Part|Ars Transferendi Dominium, the Second Part. Or, A Sure Law-Guide to the Conveyancer Consisting of Many Observations and Various Questions, with Their Resolutions, Relating to Feoffments, Grants, Fines, Common Recoveries, Exchanges, Releases, Confirmations, Attornments, Surrenders, Bargains and Sales, and Devises]].'' London: Printed by the assigns of R. and E. Atkyns ... for Samuel Heyrick ... and Isaac Cleave, 1698.   
  
*Brydall, John. ''Ars Transferendi Dominium, the Second Part. Or, A Sure Law-Guide to the Conveyancer Consisting of Many Observations and Various Questions, with Their Resolutions, Relating to Feoffments, Grants, Fines, Common Recoveries, Exchanges, Releases, Confirmations, Attornments, Surrenders, Bargains and Sales, and Devises''London: Printed by the assigns of R. and E. Atkyns ... for Samuel Heyrick ... and Isaac Cleave, 1698[Includes Wythe bookplate]
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*Croke, George, Sir. ''[[First-Third Part of the Reports of Sr George Croke|The First[-Third] Part of The Reports of Sr George Croke Kt.: Late One of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, and Formerly One of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench; of Such Select Cases as were Adjudged in the Said Courts]].'' London: Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, Esquires; and are to be sold by H. Twyford … [et al.], 1683.   
  
*Brydall, John.  ''Jvs Sigilli: or, the Law of England, touching His Majesties Four Principal Seals, viz. The Great Seale, The Privy Seale, the Exchequer Seale, and the Signet''London:   1673. [Includes manuscript notes attributed to George Wythe]
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*''[[Law of Actions on the Case for Torts and Wrongs|The Law of Actions on the Case for Torts and Wrongs: Being a Methodical Collection of All the Cases Concerning Such Actions ... to Which are Added, Several Select Precedents of Declarations and Pleas in Such Actions, and References to All that are Extant in the Books of Entries]].'' London: Printed for Thomas Trye, 1741.
  
*Call, Daniel. ''Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Virginia''.  Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicholson, 1801[Includes presentation inscription from the author to George Wythe]
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*Levinz, Creswell, Sir. ''[[Reports de Sr. Creswell Levinz|Les Reports de Sr. Creswell Levinz: Jades un del Justices del Common Bank, en Trois Parts: Commencant en le 12 an de Roy Charles II. &amp; fini en le 8 an de son Majesty William III]].'' London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins esq; for S. Keble ... D. Browne ... T. Benskin ... and J. Walthoe …, 1702.   
  
*Croke, George, Sir. ''The First[-Third] Part of The Reports of Sr George Croke Kt.:   Late One of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, and Formerly One of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench; of Such Select Cases as were Adjudged in the Said Courts''.  London:  Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, Esquires ; and are to be sold by H. Twyford … [et al.], 1683[Includes Wythe bookplate]
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*Pigott, Nathaniel. ''[[New Precedents in Conveyancing|New Precedents in Conveyancing: Containing Great Variety of Curious Draughts, Many of Them on Special Occations, Drawn or Settled by Mr. Piggot, Northey, Webb, and Other Eminent Hands; and Now Publish'd from Original Manuscripts]].'' London: Printed by H. Lintot for J. Worrall, 1742.   
  
*''The Law of Actions on the Case for Torts and Wrongs:  Being a Methodical Collection of All the Cases Concerning Such Actions ... to Which are Added, Several Select Precedents of Declarations and Pleas in Such Actions, and References to All that are Extant in the Books of Entries''.  London: Printed for Thomas Trye, 1741[Includes Wythe bookplate]
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*Plowden, Edmund. ''[[Commentaries, ou Reportes de Edmunde Plowden|Les commentaries, ou Reportes de Edmunde Plowden vn apprentice de le comen ley, di diuers cases esteants matters en ley, &amp; de les arguments sur yceux, en les temps des raygnes le roye Edwarde le Size, le roigne Mary, le roy &amp; roigne Phillip &amp; Mary, &amp; le roigne Elizabeth. [1548-1579] Ouesque vn table perfect des choses notables contenus en ycell, nouelment compose per VVilliam Fletevvoode ... &amp; iammes cy deuaunt imprime. Ausy vous aues in cest impression plusors bone notes en le mergent per tout le lyeur, en queux les cases sont referre al Abridgement de Brooke, &amp; les lyeurs del termes, &amp; as auters lyeurs del comen ley, queux notes sont imprimes en vn greinder letter, q̃ les notes escries per master Plowden le reporter mesme, a le fine que chescun poet sacher, queux note le reporter ad escrye, &amp; queux sont addes per auter de puisne temps]].'' Londini: in ædibus Richardi Tottelli, 1578.   
  
*Great Britain. Court of Chancery.  ''Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery.'' London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling for J. Walthoe, 1735[Includes manuscript notes believed to be by George Wythe]
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*Vernon, Thomas. ''[[Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery|Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery: Published from the Manuscripts of Thomas Vernon ... by order of the High Court of Chancery]].'' London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer) for J. Tonson, 1726.   
  
*Levinz, Creswell, Sir. ''Les Reports de Sr. Creswell Levinz,:  Jades un del Justices del Common Bank, en Trois Parts: Commencant en le 12 an de Roy Charles II. & fini en le 8 an de son Majesty William III''.  London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins esq; for S. Keble ... D. Browne ... T. Benskin ... and J. Walthoe …, 1702. [Includes Wythe bookplate]
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*Viner, Charles. ''[[General Abridgment of Law and Equity|A General Abridgement of Law and Equity, Alphabetically Digested under Proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole]].'' Aldershot: The author, 1742.
  
*North Carolina. Laws, etc.  H''amiltons versus Eaton:  a Case Respecting British Debts, Lately Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States, for North-Carolina District, Presided by C.J. Ellsworth''.  Newbern:  Francois-Xavier Martin, 1797.  [Includes manuscript signature of George Wythe.]
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*Pigott, Nathaniel. ''New Precedents in Conveyancing:  Containing Great Variety of Curious Draughts, Many of Them on Special Occations, Drawn or Settled by Mr. Piggot, Northey, Webb, and Other Eminent Hands; and Now Publish'd from Original Manuscripts''.  London: Printed by H. Lintot for J. Worrall, 1742.  [Includes George Wythe’s bookplate.]
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*North Carolina. Laws, etc. ''[[Hamiltons versus Eaton|Hamiltons versus Eaton: A Case Respecting British Debts, Lately Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States, for North-Carolina District, Presided by C.J. Ellsworth]].'' Newbern: Francois-Xavier Martin, 1797.
  
*Plowden, Edmund.  ''The commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden  ... containing divers cases upon matters of law, argued and adjudged in the several reigns of King Edward VI, Queen Mary, King and Queen Philip and Mary, and Queen Elizabeth [1548-1579]  Originally written in French, and now faithfully translated into English, and considerably improved by many marginal notes and references to all the books of the common law, both ancient and modern. To which are added, the quaeries of Mr. Plowden, now first rendered into English at large, with references, and many useful observations. In two parts. With two new tables, more compleat than any yet published; the one, of the names of the cases, the other of the principal matters''.  London: Printed by Catharine Lintot, and Samuel Richardson, for the translator.  1761.  [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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====Inscribed by Wythe====
  
*Plowden, Edmund. ''... Les commentaries, ou Reportes de Edmunde Plowden vn apprentice de le comen ley, di diuers cases esteants matters en ley, & de les arguments sur yceux, en les temps des raygnes le roye Edwarde le Size, le roigne Mary, le roy & roigne Phillip & Mary, & le roigne Elizabeth. [1548-1579] Ouesque vn table perfect des choses notables contenus en ycell, nouelment compose per VVilliam Fletevvoode ... & iammes cy deuaunt imprime. Ausy vous aues in cest impression plusors bone notes en le mergent per tout le lyeur, en queux les cases sont referre al Abridgement de Brooke, & les lyeurs del termes, & as auters lyeurs del comen ley, queux notes sont imprimes en vn greinder letter, q̃ les notes escries per master Plowden le reporter mesme, a le fine que chescun poet sacher, queux note le reporter ad escrye, & queux sont addes per auter de puisne temps.''  Londiniin ædibus Richardi Tottelli.  1578. [Includes George Wythe’s bookplate.]
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*Brydall, John. ''[[Jus Sigilli|Jus Sigilli: or, the Law of England, touching His Majesties Four Principal Seals, viz. The Great Seale, The Privy Seale, the Exchequer Seale, and the Signet]],''  London1673. [Includes manuscript notes attributed to George Wythe.]
  
*Pothier, Robert Joseph. A Treatise on Obligations, Considered in a Moral and Legal View. Newburn, N.C.:  Martin & Ogden, 1802. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Great Britain. Court of Chancery. ''[[Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery]].'' London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling for J. Walthoe, 1735. [Includes manuscript notes believed to be by George Wythe.]
  
*Shower, Bartholomew. ''The Reports of Sir Bartholomew Shower, knt. of Cases adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench ... With several learned arguments.'' London: Printed for D. Browne, 1708. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Plowden, Edmund. ''[[Commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden|The Commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden ... containing divers cases upon matters of law, argued and adjudged in the several reigns of King Edward VI, Queen Mary, King and Queen Philip and Mary, and Queen Elizabeth [1548-1579] Originally written in French, and now faithfully translated into English, and considerably improved by many marginal notes and references to all the books of the common law, both ancient and modern. To which are added, the quaeries of Mr. Plowden, now first rendered into English at large, with references, and many useful observations. In two parts. With two new tables, more compleat than any yet published; the one, of the names of the cases, the other of the principal matters]].'' London: Printed by Catharine Lintot, and Samuel Richardson, for the translator, 1761. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
  
*Siderfin, Thomas. ''Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue & Adjudge en le Court del Bank le Roy  et Auxy en le Co. Ba. & l'Exchequer''London: Printed by W. Ralins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, for Samuel Keble, 1683. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Pothier, Robert Joseph. ''[[Treatise on Obligations|A Treatise on Obligations, Considered in a Moral and Legal View]].'' Newburn, N.C.: Martin &amp; Ogden, 1802. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Shower, Bartholomew. ''[[Reports of Sir Bartholomew Shower|The Reports of Sir Bartholomew Shower, knt. of Cases adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench ... With several learned arguments]].''  London: Printed for D. Browne, 1708. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Siderfin, Thomas. ''[[Reports des Divers Special Cases|Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue &amp; Adjudge en le Court del Bank le Roy  et Auxy en le Co. Ba. &amp; l'Exchequer]].'' London: Printed by W. Ralins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, for Samuel Keble, 1683. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]  
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*Vernon, Thomas. ''[[Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery|Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery: Published from the Manuscripts of Thomas Vernon ... by order of the High Court of Chancery]].'' London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer) for J. Tonson, 1735. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Between Wilkins and Taylor|Between, Joseph Wilkins, Administrator of his Late Defunct wife Sarah, one of the Grandaughters and Legataries of Thomas Williamson, and Widow, when She was Married Last of Hartwell Cocke, Plaintiff, and, John Taylor, and William Urquhart, Executors of the said Thomas Williamson, Defendents]].'' [Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1799?] [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Between Yates and Salle|Between William Yates and Sarah his wife, plaintiffs, and Abraham Salle, Bernard Markham, Edward Moseley, Benjamin Harris, and William Wager Harris, Defendents]].'' [Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796?] [Bound with other Wythe titles which include his manuscript corrections.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Case upon the Statute for Distribution (pamphlet)|Case upon the Statute for Distribution]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Love against Donelson|Love against Donelson and Hodgson]].'' [Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1801?] [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Report of the Case between Field and Harrison|A Report of the Case between Field and Harrison, Determined by the High Court of Chancery, in Which the Decree was Reversed by the Court of Appeals]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Between Fowler and Saunders|Between William Fowler and Susanna His Wife, Plaintiffs, and, Lucy Saunders, an Infant, by James A. Patterson, Her Guardian, Defendent; Between Parke Goodall and John Clough, Plaintiffs, and, John Bullock, the Younger, Defendent]].'' [Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1798?] [Bound with other Wythe titles which include his manuscript corrections.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery|Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
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*Vernon, Thomas. ''Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery:  Published from the Manuscripts of Thomas Vernon ... by order of the High Court of Chancery''.  London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer) for J. Tonson, 1726. [Includes George Wythe’s bookplate.]
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*[[Daniel Call|Call, Daniel]]. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Virginia]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicholson, 1801. [Includes presentation inscription from the author to George Wythe.]
  
*Vernon, Thomas. ''Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery:  Published from the Manuscripts of Thomas Vernon ... by order of the High Court of Chancery''.  London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer) for J. Tonson, 735. [Includes manuscript notes by George Wythe.]
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*Tatham, William. ''[[Report of Kamper v. Hawkins|Report of a Case Decided on Saturday the 16th of November 1793, in the General Court of Virginia wherein Peter Kamper was Plaintiff, Against Mary Hawkins, Defendant, on a Question Adjourned from the District Court of Dumfries, for Novelty and Difficulty, Touching the Constitutionality of an Act of Assembly ...]]'' Philadelphia: Printed for A. M'Kenzie, & Co. ... by W.W. Woodward ..., 1794. [Includes presentation inscription from the author to George Wythe.]
  
*Viner, Charles.  ''A General Abridgement of law and equity, Alphabetically Digested under Proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole.''  Aldershot:  The author, 1742.  [Includes George Wythe’s bookplate.]
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==Library of Virginia==
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*Wythe, George. ''Between, Joseph Wilkins, Administrator of his Late Defunct wife Sarah, one of the Grandaughters [sic] and Legataries of Thomas Williamson, and Widow, when She was Married Last of Hartwell Cocke, Plaintiff, and, John Taylor, and William Urquhart, Executors of the said Thomas Williamson, Defendents''. Richmond:  Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1776 Oct.). ''At a General Assembly, begun and held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday the seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, and in the first year of the Commonwealth.'' Williamsburg: Printed by Alexander Purdie, printer to the Commonwealth, 1776.
  
*Wythe, George. ''Between William Yates and Sarah his wife, plaintiffs, and Abraham Salle, Bernard Markham, Edward Moseley, Benjamin Harris, and William Wager Harris, Defendents''. Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Bound with other Wythe titles which include his manuscript corrections.]
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*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1779 May). ''Acts passed at a General Assembly: Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Monday the third day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.''. Williamsburg: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicholson, 1779.
  
*Wythe, George. ''Case upon the statute for distribution''Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1780 May). ''Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday, the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty.'' Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1780''.
  
*Wythe, George. ''Love against Donelson and Hodgson''Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1781 May). ''Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty.'' Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1781.
  
*Wythe, George.  ''A report of the case between Field and Harrison, Determined by the High Court of Chancery, in Which the Decree was Reversed by the Court of Appeals.''  Richmond:  Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1796. [Includes manuscript corrections by Wythe.]
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==Monticello Foundation, Jefferson Library==
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====Includes Wythe's bookplate====
  
*Wythe, George. Between, William Fowler and Susanna his wife, plaintiffs, and, Lucy Saunders, an infant, by James A. Patterson, her guardian, defendent.  Between Parke Goodall and John Clough, plaintiffs, and, John Bullock, the younger, defendent.  Richmond, Va.:   Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1798. [Bound with other Wythe titles which include his manuscript corrections.]  
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*Homer. ''[[Iliad of Homer|The Iliad of Homer]]''. Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq. London: Printed for Henry Lintot, 1750. [Volume I only, also has signatures of Ellen Wayles Randolph and George Wythe Randolph.]
  
*Wythe, George. Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery. Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
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==Mount Gulian Historic Site, Hudson Valley, New York==
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====Includes Wythe's bookplate====
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*Virgil. ''[[P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis]]''. Ex recensione Alexandri Cuningamii Scoti. Edinburgi: Apud G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1743. [Also includes a list of references to Homer and marginalia in Wythe's hand.]
  
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==Private collections==
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====Includes Wythe bookplate====
  
== Library of Virginia ==
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*Coke, Edward. ''[[Reports of Sir Edward Coke|The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, kt.  In English, in Thirteen Parts Compleat; (With References to All the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law.)]].'' London: In the Savoy, Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, for R. Gosling, 1738. [Volumes IV only. Also inscribed on inside of front board: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr, 1806."]
  
*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws:  1776 Oct.).  ''At a General Assembly, begun and held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday the seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, and in the first year of the Commonwealth''.  Williamsburg:  Printed by Alexander Purdie, printer to the Commonwealth, 1776.  [Includes signature of George Wythe.]
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====Includes Wythe signature====
  
*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws:  1779 May).  ''Acts passed at a General Assembly: Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Monday the third day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine''.  Williamsburg:   Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicholson, 1779. [Includes signature of George Wythe.]
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*Locke, John. ''[[Essay Concerning Humane Understanding|An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding]].'' London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil ... and Samuel Manship, 1700. [Signed on title page: ''George Wythe''. Includes list of garden seeds in Wythe's hand.]
  
*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws:  1780 May).  ''Acts passed at a General Assembly:  begun and held in the town of Richmond ….  Richmond:  Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1780''.  [Includes signature of George Wythe.]
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==University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library==
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====Includes Wythe's bookplate====
  
*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws:  1781 May).  ''Acts passed at a General Assembly:  begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty''.  Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1781. [Includes signature of George Wythe.]
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*''[[Holy Bible|The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments]].'' Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1754. [Includes manuscript note, "The Bible belonged to George Wythe, bequeathed by him to Thomas Jefferson, given by Thomas Jefferson to his grand-daughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, bequeathed by her to her niece Martha Jefferson Trist, given by her to her son, Nicholas Philip Trist Burke, Alexandria, Va., after his death given to the University of Virginia by Martha Jefferson Burke, Alexandria, Va., July 4, 1912."]
  
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*Gilbert, Geoffrey, Sir. ''[[Reports of Cases in Equity|Reports of Cases in Equity, Argued and Decreed in the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, Chiefly in the Reign of King George I.  By a Late Learned Judge. To Which are Added Some Select Cases in Equity, Heard and Determined in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland]].'' London: In the Savoy, Printed by H. Lintot for D. Browne, J. Shuckburgh, 1742. 2nd ed. [Also inscribed on inside of front board: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr, 1806."]
  
== University of Virginia, Alderman Library ==
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*Hale, Matthew, Sir. ''[[History of the Pleas of the Crown|Historia Placitorum Coronæ. The History of the Pleas of the Crown]].'' 2 vols. London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling for F. Gyles ... [et al.], 1736. [Also inscribed on inside of front board of volume one: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr, 1806."]
  
*Atkyns, John Tracy. ''Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke:  Collected and Methodized by John Tracy Atkyns ... with Notes and References, and Three Tables; One of the Several Titles with Their Divisions, Another of the Names of the cases, and a Third of the Principal Matters''.  London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1765. [Includes Wythe’s bookplate.]
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*Homer. ''[[Homeri Ilias|Homeri Ilias, Græce et Latine. Annotationes in Usum Serenissimi Principis Guilelmi Augusti, Ducis de Cumberland]].'' Edited by Samuel Clarke. 3rd edition. Londini: 1740. [Bookplate in volume I only.]
  
*''The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments.'' Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1754. [Includes Wythe's bookplate.]
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====Inscribed by Wythe====
  
*Gilbert, Geoffrey, Sir. ''Reports of Cases in Equity, Argued and Decreed in the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, Chiefly in the Reign of King George I. By a Late Learned Judge. To Which are Added Some Select Cases in Equity, Heard and Determined in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland''London: In the Savoy, Printed by H. Lintot for D. Browne, J. Shuckburgh, 1742. 2nd ed. [Includes Wythe's bookplate.]
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*Atkyns, John Tracy. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery|Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke: Collected and Methodized by John Tracy Atkyns ... with Notes and References, and Three Tables; One of the Several Titles with Their Divisions, Another of the Names of the cases, and a Third of the Principal Matters]].'' London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1765. [Includes note: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr 1806, and by D. Carr to Jon. B. Carr in 1836 &amp; by him to G.W. Randolph in 1846 &amp; by him to [?] Kean in 1867", with marginal notes by Wythe.]
  
*Hale, Matthew, Sir. ''Historia Placitorum Coronæ.  The History of the Pleas of the Crown''.  London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling for F. Gyles … [et al.], 1736.  [Includes Wythe's bookplate.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery|Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
  
*Homer. ''Homeri Ilias, Græce et Latine. Annotationes in Usum Serenissimi Principis Guilelmi Augusti, Ducis de Cumberland.'' Edited by Samuel Clarke. 3rd edition. Londini: 1740. [Volume I only, includes Wythe's bookplate.]
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==Virginia Historical Society==
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====Includes Wythe’s bookplate====
*Wythe, George.  Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery.  Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
 
  
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*Jones, Sir William. ''[[Reports de Sir William Jones|Les Reports de Sir William Jones, chevalier, Jades un Des Justices del' Banck le Roy, et Devant un des Justices del' Court de Common-Banck et Devant Capital Justice d'Ireland de Divers Special Cases cy Bien in le Court de Banck le Roy, come le Common-Banck in Angleterre: cy Bien en le Darreign Temps del' Reign de Roy Jaques, come en l'Anns de Roy Charles I: Queux Fueront Adjudge en les Dits Courts en le Temps en que il Fuit Judge en Ceux]].''  London:  Printed by T.R. and N.T. for Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswel, 1675.
  
== Virginia Historical Society ==
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==See also==
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*[[Jefferson Inventory]]
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*[[George Wythe's bookplate]]
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*[[Wythe's Library]]
  
*Jones, Sir William.  ''Les Reports de Sir William Jones, chevalier, Jades un Des Justices del' Banck le Roy, et Devant un des Justices del' Court de Common-Banck et Devant Capital Justice d'Ireland de Divers Special Cases cy Bien in le Court de Banck le Roy, come le Common-Banck in Angleterre:  cy Bien en le Darreign Temps del' Reign de Roy Jaques, come en l'Anns de Roy Charles I:  Queux Fueront Adjudge en les Dits Courts en le Temps en que il Fuit Judge en Ceux''.  London:  Printed by T.R. and N.T. for Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswel, 1675.  [Includes Wythe bookplate]
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[[Category: Titles in Wythe's Library]]

Latest revision as of 10:09, 17 October 2019

Many of the actual volumes from George Wythe's personal library have survived to the present day. In particular, some books willed to Thomas Jefferson ended up at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., which has the largest collection of books originally owned by Wythe.

George Wythe's copy of Acts Passed at a General Assembly (1780). From the collection of the Library of Virginia.

This list indicates surviving books' current locations, and proof of Wythe's prior ownership:

College of William & Mary, Wolf Law Library (on permanent loan from the Earl Gregg Swem Library)

Includes Wythe bookplate

Includes Wythe signature

Inscribed to Wythe

  • Blair, Hugh. Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1784. [Inscribed on the front leaf: For the Honorable George Wythe Esquire from his most affectionate friend and obliged humble servant Thomas Lee Shippen. Thomas Lee Shippen; also includes George W. on front leaf]

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library

Includes Wythe’s bookplate

Inscribed by Wythe

  • Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia; written in the Year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the Winter of 1782, for the use of a Foreigner of Distinction,… [Paris]: 1782 [1784-85]. 1st edition [Inscribed on the front blank leaf: The Gift of the Honbl. George Wythe To Upton Beall May 10th 1787. Virginia & Maryland. Also inscribed on the first page: Upton Beale/ To gift the Honb. G. Wythe.]

Inscribed to Wythe

Library of Congress

Includes Wythe bookplate

  • Bacon, Matthew, Joseph Sayer, and Owen Ruffhead. A New Abridgment of the Law. 3rd ed. London, In the Savoy: 1736-66. [Volume II has Wythe's bookplate; volume IV has Wythe's name inscribed.]

Includes Wythe signature

Inscribed by Wythe

Inscribed to Wythe

Library of Virginia

Includes Wythe signature

  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1776 Oct.). At a General Assembly, begun and held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday the seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, and in the first year of the Commonwealth. Williamsburg: Printed by Alexander Purdie, printer to the Commonwealth, 1776.
  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1779 May). Acts passed at a General Assembly: Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Monday the third day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.. Williamsburg: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicholson, 1779.
  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1780 May). Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday, the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1780.
  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1781 May). Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty. Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1781.

Monticello Foundation, Jefferson Library

Includes Wythe's bookplate

  • Homer. The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq. London: Printed for Henry Lintot, 1750. [Volume I only, also has signatures of Ellen Wayles Randolph and George Wythe Randolph.]

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Hudson Valley, New York

Includes Wythe's bookplate

Private collections

Includes Wythe bookplate

Includes Wythe signature

  • Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil ... and Samuel Manship, 1700. [Signed on title page: George Wythe. Includes list of garden seeds in Wythe's hand.]

University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Includes Wythe's bookplate

  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1754. [Includes manuscript note, "The Bible belonged to George Wythe, bequeathed by him to Thomas Jefferson, given by Thomas Jefferson to his grand-daughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, bequeathed by her to her niece Martha Jefferson Trist, given by her to her son, Nicholas Philip Trist Burke, Alexandria, Va., after his death given to the University of Virginia by Martha Jefferson Burke, Alexandria, Va., July 4, 1912."]

Inscribed by Wythe

Virginia Historical Society

Includes Wythe’s bookplate

See also