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Common sense : addressed to the inhabitants of America on the following interesting subjects ... / written by an Englishman.

Author:
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Philadelphia] : Philadelphia printed, and sold by R. Bell ... , 1776.
Description:
[4], 77 p. ; 19 cm. (4to)
Notes:
  • Signatures; [A]-K⁴,chi1.
  • "Large additions to Common sense"; p. [45] (special t.p.)-77.
  • The "Large additions" were collected by Bell, who had quarreled with Paine, and were published as a device to help the sale of this edition of Common sense against that printed about the same time by Paine's new publishers, W. and T. Bradford. With the exception of "The American patriot's prayer", of which he is perhaps the author, Paine had nothing to do with them. -- c̲f̲. Sabin, vol. 14, p.126.
  • Ex copy disbound, in case.
Contents:
I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English constitution -- II. Of monarchy and hereditary succession -- III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs -- IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections.
Provenance:
RHT copy signed J. Yeates.
References:
  • Gimbel, R. Thomas Paine, CS-8.
  • Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 222d.
  • Sabin, vol.14, p.126.
Other format(s):
Also available in an electronic version.
Subject(s):
OCLC:
10029346
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