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Paine, Thomas
Rights of Man. Part The Second. Combining Principle and Practice.
London: J. S. Jordan, 1792. The second, more incendiary, portion of Paine's tract against Burke and the idea of hereditary political power, proposing radical social welfare reforms; its publication got Paine tried in absentia for seditious libel. Reprinted frequently, this is the stated second edition published by Jordan, the original publisher; Howes P-32; rather scarcer than the Symonds printings. Hardcover, period quarter morocco over marbled boards, green endsheets: sound, not fancy. Shows some wear, leather spine label chipped, corners bumped & chipped, endsheets tanned, no half-title (though it is not clear there was one), short tear to the lower inner part of the title page, gutter gaps after the title page and before the rear flyleaf, minor waterstains to the last few leaves, smudge to pages 120/1, minor sporadic spotting. Text otherwise clean; 2 blank leaves, [iii]-[xvi], 178 pages, 4 pages publisher's ads, 2 blank leaves.. Second Edition. Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. Small Octavo.
Bookseller: Bookworks [MWABA, IOBA] [Beloit, WI, U.S.A.]
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