M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera cum Delectu Commentariorum

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by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Parisiis: Apud J. B. Coignard, [etc.]; Londini: Apud P. Vaillant, 1740-1742.
Probable edition.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Mathematiques de Bezout. 3d. & 4th. vols. 8vo." and given by Thomas Jefferson to James Ogilvie, the tutor of Jefferson's grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The precise edition owned by Wythe is unknown. The Brown Bibliography[1] lists the third edition (1758), a quarto rather than octavo edition, based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.[2] George Wythe's Library[3] on LibraryThing lists the 1740-1742 edition as the "probable" edition and notes "No other edition of Cicero in nine volumes which matches the title has been located." As yet, the Wolf Law Library has been unable to procure a copy of Cours de Mathematiques.


  1. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012, rev. 2014) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433
  2. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 2nd ed. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), 5:165 [no.4913].
  3. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on January 28, 2015.