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Author Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
Title Common sense; addressed to the inhabitants of America, on the following interesting subjects. I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of monarchy and hereditary succession. III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs. IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections. [Two lines from Thomson].
Publication Info. Philadelphia : Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street, MDCCLXXVI [1776]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Pamphlets  Z-PAM v.209 no.11    IN LIBRARY
Description [4], 79, [1] p. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Note Signatures: [A]² B-L⁴.
The first edition. Attributed to Thomas Paine in the Dictionary of American biography.
Advertised in the Pennsylvania evening post for Jan. 9, 1776.
Bookseller's advertisement, p. [80].
Indexed In: Evans, 14954
ESTC W30444
Local Note NYSL copy: Edges uncut. Imperfect, lacking final 2 leaves (L3, 4) including booksellers' advertisements. First listed in the Library's 1838 catalog p. 314.
NYSL copy: Bound as a "Pamphlet" volume with: Auctions inconsistent with regular trade, and injurous to the city. New-York: Van Winkle, Wiley & Co., 1817 -- [And ten other titles.] Bound together subsequent to publication.
Subject Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Monarchy -- Early works to 1800.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Genre or Form Untrimmed edges -- United States -- 18th century.
Added Author Bell, Robert, 1732?-1784, printer, bookseller.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1838.