Rare books by Thomas Paine, including first editions and finely bound sets of his collected works.
PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man:
London : 1791Fifth 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
PAINE, Thomas. Droits de l'homme;
Paris : 1791 & 1792First 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
PAINE, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.
London : 1792Early edition, one of a few published in 1792; Howes places an alternative edition of 40 pages to be the true first. Paine's letter is a defence of his Rights of Man, published the previous year, and then under sustained attack from the British establishment - Paine is here responding to the royal proclamation of 21 May 1791 against seditious acts,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 138768
PAINE, Thomas. The Life and Writings.
New York : 1908De Grand Luxe Republic edition of the centenary issue. Limited to 75 numbered sets, signed by the editor, of which this is number 7. Rare in the original publisher's binding. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 110541