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PAINE, Thomas (1737-1809); and ST JOHN, John (1746-1793), and MACKINTOSH, James (1765-1832).
Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution [and] Rights of Man. Part the Second. Combining Principle and Practice. [with] A Letter from a Magistrate to Mr. William Rose, of Whitehall, on Mr. Paine's Rights of Men. [With] Vindiciae Gallicae. Defence of the French Revolution and its English Admirers against the Accusations of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke; including some Strictures on the Late Production of Mons. De Calonne.
London: Printed for J.S. Jordan; J. Debrett; [and] G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791; 1792; 1791; 1791. [Political Philosophy] FIRST JORDAN EDITION, second overall of Part One; Fifth Edition of Part Two. Other titles FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes bound as one. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.x; 5-162; pp.iii-xvi; 178; pp.144; pp.[4]; 351; [1]. Following Johnson's first edition of February 1791, this is the first printing to include the dedication to George Washington and the preface. On p.60 line 20, the phrase 'Many things' has been replaced with 'Every thing'. Bound without the half-titles. Contemporary brown calf with gilt titles to red label on spine. A small worm hole extending through the last 18 leaves of the book. A paper repair to pp.73/74. Clean textblock with just the occasional blemish. Binding lightly worn with some old repairs to head and tail of spine. A clean attractive copy; very good. One of the most important revolutionary documents of all time, countering Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution, and inspiring many of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. This copy bound together with a later edition of the second part, as well as two related books; the first attacking Paine's thesis, and the other supporting it.
Vendeur: Adrian Harrington [UNITED KINGDOM]

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