Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 9,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) [Thomas Paine.] Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America. [4], 54 pages. 8vo, disbound; minimal wear and soiling. In modern cloth folding case. 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."

"An American classic--a book that sparked debates, enflamed emotions, and led countless patriots to embrace the idea of American independence"--Reese, Revolutionary Hundred 36. Adams, American Controversy 76-107d; Adams, American Independence 222y; Gimbel CS-30.