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The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition, a full-color facsimile created from high-resolution digital photographs of recently conserved and rebound pages, includes all four languages and Jefferson's handwritten notes. No other edition so clearly provides a window into the mind of its maker.
An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jefferson's intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis's essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come. 208 pages, full color reproduction of the original Jefferson Bible containing 4 languages.