Search results for: 'PAINE, Thomas'
PAINE, Thomas. Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.
London : 1793Second 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
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. 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
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. 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
JACKSON, William. Observations in answer to Mr. Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason".
Dublin : 1795First edition of Jackson's final work. Jackson, always a radical, had turned spy for the French republic, and published this work shortly before he died of suicide in a Dublin prison while awaiting sentencing for high treason. Despite his Jacobonist beliefs, Jackson was a religious man, and here extensively criticises Thomas Paine's Deism. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 127600
WILLIAMS, Helen Maria. Letters on the events which have passed in France since the Restoration in 1815.
London : 1819First edition of the celebrated bluestocking's evaluation of the Bourbon Restoration, her last completed book on current French conditions. Williams (1759-1827) was both much admired and much maligned by her contemporaries: her works were favoured by Wordsworth and her literary salon in Paris was attended by the likes of Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130544
RELIGION. Tract volume containing 11 works,
1742-1800A collection of religious tracts, predominantly Scottish imprints and mostly dating from the last decade of the 18th century, and bound soon after. The collection provides a valuable illustration of popular theology of the time, with many of the works present going through many editions, while two of the works are apparently unrecorded. Comprising:
i)... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125275
ARNALL, William. A Letter to a Freeholder on the Late Reduction of the Land Tax to One Shilling in the Pound.
London : 1732First edition. William Arnall (died 1736) was an extensive political pamphleteer, who took up writing for the government at Robert Walpole's personal request. At a government pension of 400 - making him the best paid government journalist in London - "Arnall provided a series of papers which challenged country whig allegations of a supposedly corrupt,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129252