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Le Sens-Commun. Ouvrage Adressé aux Américains, et dans lequel on traite de l’origine et de l’objet du Governement, de la Constitution Angloise, de la Monarchie heréditaire, et de la situation de l’Amérique Septentrionale. Traduit de l’Anglois de
Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1791. . First Paris edition, 8vo, (ii), iv, 113, (1) pp. Some foxing, small hole to margin of the final two leaves. Contemporary half roan, marbled sides, some light wear. Paine’s first major work, originally published in Philadelphia at the beginning of 1776 and first translated into French in the same year. Attacking the Monarchy and government by the English, he proposes a Congress of “at least 390 [members]” to choose a President and points out the notional strength of America compared to European powers. “...the independency of America should have been considered as dating its era from... the first musket that was fired against her. This line is a line of consistency; neither drawn by caprice, nor extended by ambition; but produced by a chain of events, of which the colonies were not the authors.” Gimbel p57. Sabin 58217.
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