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}}[[File:BarthelemyTravelOfAnacharsisV5Map.jpg|left|thumb|300px|<center>Map of Phocis and Doris, volume five.</center>]][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Jacques_Barthelemy Jean-Jacques Barthélemy] (1716-1795) was a French writer who was especially interested in the classics and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numismatics numismatics]<ref>Louis Delamarre, "[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02312d.htm Jean-Jacques Barthélemy]" in ''Catholic Encyclopedia'' (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907), accessed October 18, 2013.</ref>&mdash;the study or collection of coins, paper money, and currency in general.<ref>August Loehr, "[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11152a.htm Numismatics]" in ''Catholic Encyclopedia'' (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907), accessed October 18, 2013.</ref> Barthélemy worked as the Keeper of the Royal Collection of Metals, and continued his post during the French Revolution.<ref>''Encyclopædia Britannica Online'', s.v. "[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/54312/Jean-Jacques-Barthelemy Jean-Jacques Barthélemy]," accessed October 18, 2013.</ref> Barthelemy's most famous work is ''Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, dans le Milieu du Quatrième Siècle avant l’ère Vulgaire'' (''Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece''), first published in 1788. The four volumes tell the story of a young Scythian man, a descendant of the philosopher in the title, who tours Greece and writes about the customs and idiosyncrasies of each place he visits.<ref>Ibid.</ref> It is considered a cultural view of Greek civilization, rather than a strict recitation of facts.<ref>Ibid.</ref> "Recent archaeological discoveries have shown some of the statements to be erroneous, but on the whole the book remains a very successful attempt to diffuse a correct knowledge of Greek manners and customs."<ref>Louis Delamarre, "Jean-Jacques Barthélemy."</ref> Barthélemy's signature work was reprinted multiple times, and in several English translations beginning in 1790.
  
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
'''Author:''' J.J. Barthélemy
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Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as "Anacharsis. Eng. 5.v. 8vo. Eng." [[Thomas Jefferson]] gave Wythe's copy to his grandson [[Thomas Jefferson Randolph]]. The precise edition owned by Wythe is unknown. English, octavo editions were published in London in 1796 and Dublin in 1795. [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. "[http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on April 21, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing indicates the London edition as the "[p]robable edition." The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> lists the 1795 Dublin edition based on the existence of a copy of that edition at the University of Virginia with the inscription "T. J. Randolph, Monticello, June 3<sup>d</sup> 1809, Friday 3<sup>d</sup>, Edgehill" on the front fly-leaf. This copy also has Thomas Mann Randolph's signature on the front boards of volumes one and two. It has no bookplate or signature definitively linking it to Wythe. Because we do not know the precise edition Wythe owned, the Wolf Law Library purchased an available copy of the 1796 London edition.
 
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'''Title:''' Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, During the Middle of the Fourth Century before the Christian Æra
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
'''Publication Info:''' London : G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796
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Bound in contemporary, full speckled calf with raised bands and gilt rules to spine. Features gilt lettering on red morocco title labels and black volume labels. Includes a Latin inscription to Daniel Keith on the front flyleaf of volume one. Purchased from Antiquariat Galerie Joy.
 
 
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157659477531756 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991023617719703196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
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Latest revision as of 14:39, 4 October 2021

by J.J. Barthélemy

Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece
BarthelemyTravelOfAnacharsis1796V3TitlePage.jpg

Title page from Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, volume three, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author J.J. Barthélemy
Editor {{{editor}}}
Translator William Beaumont
Published London: G.G. and J. Robinson
Date 1796
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Language English
Volumes 5 volume set
Pages {{{pages}}}
Desc. 8vo (22 cm.)
Location Shelf B-3
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Map of Phocis and Doris, volume five.
Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716-1795) was a French writer who was especially interested in the classics and numismatics[1]—the study or collection of coins, paper money, and currency in general.[2] Barthélemy worked as the Keeper of the Royal Collection of Metals, and continued his post during the French Revolution.[3] Barthelemy's most famous work is Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, dans le Milieu du Quatrième Siècle avant l’ère Vulgaire (Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece), first published in 1788. The four volumes tell the story of a young Scythian man, a descendant of the philosopher in the title, who tours Greece and writes about the customs and idiosyncrasies of each place he visits.[4] It is considered a cultural view of Greek civilization, rather than a strict recitation of facts.[5] "Recent archaeological discoveries have shown some of the statements to be erroneous, but on the whole the book remains a very successful attempt to diffuse a correct knowledge of Greek manners and customs."[6] Barthélemy's signature work was reprinted multiple times, and in several English translations beginning in 1790.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Anacharsis. Eng. 5.v. 8vo. Eng." Thomas Jefferson gave Wythe's copy to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The precise edition owned by Wythe is unknown. English, octavo editions were published in London in 1796 and Dublin in 1795. George Wythe's Library[7] on LibraryThing indicates the London edition as the "[p]robable edition." The Brown Bibliography[8] lists the 1795 Dublin edition based on the existence of a copy of that edition at the University of Virginia with the inscription "T. J. Randolph, Monticello, June 3d 1809, Friday 3d, Edgehill" on the front fly-leaf. This copy also has Thomas Mann Randolph's signature on the front boards of volumes one and two. It has no bookplate or signature definitively linking it to Wythe. Because we do not know the precise edition Wythe owned, the Wolf Law Library purchased an available copy of the 1796 London edition.

Latin inscription, front flyleaf, volume one.
Illustration with the plan of the Temple of Thesues and views of the Parthenon.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary, full speckled calf with raised bands and gilt rules to spine. Features gilt lettering on red morocco title labels and black volume labels. Includes a Latin inscription to Daniel Keith on the front flyleaf of volume one. Purchased from Antiquariat Galerie Joy.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

See also

References

  1. Louis Delamarre, "Jean-Jacques Barthélemy" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907), accessed October 18, 2013.
  2. August Loehr, "Numismatics" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907), accessed October 18, 2013.
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s.v. "Jean-Jacques Barthélemy," accessed October 18, 2013.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Louis Delamarre, "Jean-Jacques Barthélemy."
  7. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on April 21, 2013.
  8. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.