Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.
The second edition, corrected.London: printed for James Ridgway, 1793 Stock Code: 145022
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 had not been anti-monarchial; it had, in fact, supported the view of the state as an alliance of the French king and the people against the nobility" (Williamson, Thomas Paine, p. 116). Reference is also made to the use of continental paper money in America.
The copy of the Manchester merchant William Johnson Edenson, with his ownership signature to half-title.
Octavo (211 x 131 mm). Disbound, earlier sew holes in gutter.
Staining in gutter throughout, minor soiling to first and final page. A good copy.
ESTC T5861; Goldsmiths 15553; Kress B.2587.
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