The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Secretary For Foreign Affairs To The Congress Of The United States Of America, In The Late War. Thomas Paine.
The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Secretary For Foreign Affairs To The Congress Of The United States Of America, In The Late War

The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Secretary For Foreign Affairs To The Congress Of The United States Of America, In The Late War

Albany: Charles R. & Gordon Webster, 1792. Leather_bound. Octavo in original full calf boards, respined in matching brown hubbed leather, red spine label. Oriignal boards rubbed abd scuffed, rounded at the tips. Embrowning to most of the text though some leaves are signifcantly brighter; some moderate staining about the edgesof the pastedowns and facing endpapers. (2 original blanks); title; Advertisement dated Albany, May 3, 1792; iii-xii Subscribers List; then each work individually paginated; (1 blank). In nine sections (Howes P34b) as ennumerated on the title page. Presumed earliest state of the title page (without "Rights Of Man, Part The Second"). The parts are bound in their correct order and each with their own title pages except the final four letters shae a title page. Contains (in order of their placement in the book) "Rights Of Man: Being An Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on gthe French Revolution" (Fourth American Edition stated); "Common Sense: Addressd To The Inhabitants of America..." ("Albany: Reprinted, by Charles R. and George Webster. 1791"; "The Crisis: In Thirteen Numbers. Written During The Late War. By The author of Common Sense." (Albany: Printed & Sold By Charles R. & George Webster, No. 46, State-street, Corner of Middle-Lane. 1792). This edition contains "The Crisis Extraordinary (On the Subject of Taxation)" which is unnumbered and is placed after Part IX. The first page of text of Part XI contains the footnote, "No. 10, the publishers have not be able to procure,after the most diligent search and enquiry in the principal cities and towns, &ct., in America"; Part XII was not included in this edition. "Public Good: Being and Examination Into the Claim of Virginia to the vacanr Western Territory, and of the Right of the United States to the same." (Albany: Printed by Charles R. & George Webster, No. 46 State-street, Corner of Middle-Lane" n.d.); "Letter Addressed To The Abbe Raynal, on the Affairs of NorthAmerica. In Which The Mistakes in the Abbe's Account of the Revolution of America Are Corrected and Cleared Up." (Albany: Printed by Charles R. & George Webster, No 46 State-street, Corner of Middle-Lane" n.d.); "Letters, By The Author Of Common Sense. First To the Earl of Shelburne...Second, To Sir Guy Carlton...Third, To The Authors of 'The Republican'... Fourth, To the Abbe Syeyes..." (Albany: Printed by Charles R. & George Webster, No. 46 State-street, Corner of Middle-lane. 1792). Very Good. Item #E24839

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