PAINE, Thomas.

Rare books by Thomas Paine, including first editions and finely bound sets of his collected works.

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  1. Rights of Man:
    PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man:

    London [White Edinburgh] : 1791 & 1792

    Sixth London edition of Paine's Rights of Man (the year of first publication), bound with the first and only edition of White's Rational Freedom, a scarce and impassioned condemnation of Paine, in a sammelband of five political works.

    Paine's great defense of the inalienable rights of the people, and their right to revolution when governments... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 148283

  2. Rights of Man:
    PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man:

    London : 1791

    Fifth edition of Paine's famous response to Burke's Reflections, handsomely bound. Rights of Man was first printed by Joseph Johnson in early 1791, but publishing of it was soon taken over by J. S. Jordan (who republished it with some amendments), apparently because Johnson feared prosecution. The work alarmed the Pitt government and led to repressive... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 127289

  3. Droits de l'homme;
    PAINE, Thomas. Droits de l'homme;

    Paris : 1791 & 1792

    First editions in French of Paine's defence of the French Revolution, the "clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy" (PMM). The first volume was printed in May 1791, only three months after the first edition appeared in London and one month after Paine's return to France. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 120568

  4. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.
    PAINE, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.

    London : 1792

    Early edition, one of a few published in 1792; Howes places an alternative edition of 40 pages to be the true first. This copy entirely uncut and in the original sewn sheets as issued, and rare thus.

    Paine's letter is a defence of his Rights of Man, published the previous year, and then under sustained attack from the British establishment -... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144918

  5. Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.
    PAINE, Thomas. Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.

    London : 1793

    Second edition under this title, following the first of the same year; originally published in 1787 under the title Prospects on the Rubicon.

    The pamphlet was published "as an attempt to discourage an English war with France, with its inevitable result of additional taxes falling heavily on the poor and bringing ruin to both countries. The pamphlet... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 145022

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