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PAINE, Thomas.

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

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  1. 127289
    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

    Stock Code: 127289

  2. 120568
    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

    Stock Code: 120568

  3. 138768
    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. 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

    Stock Code: 138768

  4. The Life and Writings.
    PAINE, Thomas. The Life and Writings.

    New York : 1908

    De 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

    Stock Code: 110541

  5. The Life and Works.
    PAINE, Thomas. The Life and Works.

    New York : 1925.

    Patriot's Edition. Learn More

    Stock Code: 126120

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