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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Paine, Thomas. Common Sense, Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, handsomely bound in a set with 8 other Paine pamphlets of similar vintage. 71, 60; 128; 113; 31, viii, 68; 50, 58, 36,  pages. 5 volumes. 8vo, contemporary tree calf, minor wear; minor foxing; stencil of early owner J. Loring Jr. of Boston on front free endpapers. London, 1791-5
The 1792 Ridgway expanded edition of Common Sense as described in Gimbel CS-69 (distinct from CS-70 which was issued with a frontispiece). Bound up with several other Paine pamphlets of the same vintage in 5 matched volumes. Common Sense is bound with A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal (also Ridgeway, 1792). It is accompanied by Rights of Man (6th edition, Jordan, 1792) in one volume; Rights of Man, Part I only (Jordan, 1795, with frontispiece) in one volume; and two volumes of miscellaneous works: Dissertations on First Principles of Government (no date or publisher) and Prospects on the War (3rd edition, Ridgway, 1793) in one volume, and Letters Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation (Symonds, 1792), A Letter to the Earl of Shelburne (Ridgway, 1791), and Two Letters to Lord Onslow (4th edition, Ridgway, 1792) in the final volume.
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