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PAINE | Common sense, Norwich CT, 1776, modern half calf

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

PAINE | Common sense, Norwich CT, 1776, modern half calf

PAINE | Common sense, Norwich CT, 1776, modern half calf

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,520

GBP

PAINE, THOMAS


[Common sense; addressed to the inhabitants of America. Norwich, Connecticut: reprinted and sold by Judah P. Spooner, and by T. Green in New London, 1776]


8vo (188 x 118mm.), collation: A-G4, 56pp., pp. 47-48 printed in the wrong order, modern half calf, UNCUT, lacking title-page, G2 repaired at fore-edge, G4 encapsulated in Japanese paper


Thomas Paine's anonymous and short but effective attack upon George III and British rule was first issued in Philadelphia in January 1776 and quickly reprinted in many locations from London to Lemgo in Germany. Its complicated printing history has been examined by Gimbel and this edition was reprinted from the original Philadelphia version.


LITERATURE:

ESTC w32283; Gimbel, Common Sense CS-49

UNCUT, lacking title-page, G2 repaired at foredge, G4 encapsulated in japanese paper


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ESTC w32283; Gimbel, Common Sense CS-49