Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Paine, Thomas.] Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America. [4], 54 pages. 8vo, modern calf gilt; minimal wear and soiling. London: J. Almon, 1776

Additional Details

Second English edition, issue without half-title or appended Plain Truth, and featuring not-so-subtle hiatuses in the many passages which insult the King of England. For example, page 17 reads " and his parasites" instead of "the king and his parasites." Adams, American Controversy 76-107d; Adams, American Independence 222y; Gimbel CS-30.