Lot 31 of 218:
Paine's First Principles of Government 1795  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
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Title:
Dissertation on First Principles of Government
Author:
Paine, Thomas
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Printed at the English Press
Date:
Third Year of the French Republic [1795]
Description:

40 pp. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8¾x5½"),  removed from larger volume with remains of stitching on spine, now unbound, sewn; custom modern cloth folder.

Early printing of Paine's important 1795 dissertation on government, written to influence the National Convention during its struggle to create a new French constitution, together with the text of his July 7, 1795 speech before the Convention. Howes describes this as the second edition, following on a 36-page edition also published in Paris. Howes P19.

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Condition:
Some light foxing, very good, pages untrimmed.
 
Item number:
274485
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