(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) [Thomas Paine.] Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America. , 54 pages. 8vo, disbound; minimal wear and soiling. In modern cloth folding case. London: J. Almon, 1776
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.