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Common Sense; Addressed To The Inhabitants of America, On the following interesting Subjects. I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in general, with concise Remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the present State of American Affairs. IV. Of the present Ability of America, with some miscellaneous Reflections. A New Edition, with several Additions in the Body of the Work. To which is added an Appendix; together with an Address to the People called Quakers. N. B. The New Addition here given increases the Work upwards of One-Third.

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Written by Thomas Paine, 1737-1809. First English edition; first London issue. Published anonymously. Words and passages likely to offend English readers are left blank, and some filled in with manuscript hand, pp.14, 17, 23,24, 25, 28, 29, 30,41, and 42. Ms. on title page: By Thomas Paine. M. A. of the University of Pennsylvania. Appendix pp. 49-54: “To the representatives of the religious society of the people called Quakers, or to so many of them as were concerned in publishing a late piece, entitiled “The ancient testimony and principles of the people called Quakers renewed, with respect to the king and government, and touching the commotions now prevailing in these and other parts of America.” Printed in Philadelphia; reprinted in London for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House in Piccadilly, 1776.

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A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North-America. In which The Mistakes in the Abbe’s Account of the Revolution of America are Corrected and Cleared Up. By Thomas Paine, M.A. of the University of Pennsylvania, and Author of a Tract, Entitled “Common Sense.” The Second Edition. Bound With: A Letter to the Earl of Shelburne, on his Speech, July 10, 1782, Respecting the Acknowledgement of American Independence.

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Written by Thomas Paine, 1737-1809. Printed in Philadelphia and reprinted in London for C. Dilly, 1782. Also see Letter to George Washington, President of the United States of America. On Affairs Public and Private. Also see Public Good: Being an Examination into the Claim of Virginia to the Vacant Western Territory, and of the Right of the United States to the Same. To which is Added, Proposals for laying off a New State, to be Applied as a Fund for Carrying on the War, or Redeeming the National Debt. By the Author of Common Sense. Written in the Year 1780.

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The American Crisis, and a Letter to Sir Guy Carleton, on the Murder of Captain Huddy, and the Intended Retaliation on Captain Asgill, of the Guards. By Thomas Paine, Author of Common Sense—Rights of Man—Age of Reason—And the Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. Bound With: Letters from Thomas Paine, to the Citizens of America, After an Absence of Fifteen Years in Europe. To which are Subjoined Some Letters, between Him and the Late General Washington, Mr. Samuel Adams, and the Present President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson: Also, Some Original Poetry of Mr. Paine’s and a Fac Simile of his Hand-writing, in 1803.

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Written by Thomas Paine, 1737-1809. No. I of this edition, dated August 9, 1795 (i. e. 1775) and referring to Gen. Gage’s proclamation concerning the affair at Lexington, is an essay from the London “Crisis”, and is here erroneously attributed to Paine. The first number of the “American Crisis” is no. II of this collection. Nos. X and XII, designated in the editor’s notes as XI and XIII, are omitted, owing to the inablility of the publisher to procure copies. The Crisis extraordinary is inserted in its chronological place. No. VII (i.e. VI) “To the Earl of Carlisle,” and the letter to Sir Guy Carleton, are dated 1788 and 1789 for 1778 and 1782 respectively. On verso of t.-p. are two resolutions of Congress, dated August 26 and Oct. 3, 1785, in regard to the reward to be paid to Paine for his valuable political writing. Printed and sold in London by Daniel Isaac Eaton, n.d. Also see The American Crisis, London: R. Carlile, 1819. Also see Letters from Thomas Paine, to the Citizens of America, London: T. C. Rickman, 1804.

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The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution. Second Edition. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Congress in the American War, and author of the work intitled “Common Sense.” Bound With: Rights of Man. Part the Second… / The Trial at Large of Thomas Paine, for a libel, in the second part of Rights of Man… / Mr. King’s Speech at Egham… / Third Letter from Mr. King. To Mr. Thomas Paine at Paris ….

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Written by Thomas Paine, 1737-1809. The first edition had been printed earlier in the same year by Johnson, but only a few copies were issued, as the publisher became frightened and the work was transferred to Jordan. The present edition contains a preface by the author not found in the earlier edition. Printed in London for J. S. Jordan, 1791. Also see Part the Second. Also see The Trial at Large of Thomas Paine, for a Libel, in the Second Part of Rights of Man. Before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury, in the Court of King’s Bench, Guildhall, Dec. 18, 1792. By a Student of the Inner Temple. Also see Mr. King’s Speech, at Egham, with Thomas Paine’s Letter to him on it, and Mr. King’s Reply, as they all appeared in the Morning Herald.

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The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Congress in the American War, and Author of the Works Entitled, Common Sense, and Rights of Man, &c.

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Written by Thomas Paine, 1737-1809. Printed in Paris by Barrois; sold in London by D. I. Eaton, 1794. Also see Age of Reason Part the First and Age of Reason Part the Second

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Dissertation on First-Principles of Government; By Thomas Paine, Author of Common Sense; Rights of Man; Age of Reason, &c.

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Written by Thomas Paine, 1737-1809. Pp. 33-40 contain: “Speech of Thomas Paine, as delivered in the Convention, July 7, 1795. Wherein he alludes to the preceding work.” Printed in Paris at the English Press, rue de Vaugirard, No. 970, Third Year of the French Republic, [1795].


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