Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 1,750
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Thomas Paine. Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America. 99 pages. 8vo, modern ¼ calf over marbled boards; minimal foxing; on light greenish paper. Philadelphia: W. and T. Bradford, 1791

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This edition is recorded in Gimbel's Common Sense checklist as CS-66, with the hypothesis that it may have actually been printed in Dublin. Its source was apparently a 1776 English edition, with several mentions of the King or England rendered in dashes to avoid trouble with the law--certainly not a concern in 1791 Philadelphia. Evans 23658.