Rights of man; part the second. Combining principle and practice. Thomas Paine.

Rights of man; part the second. Combining principle and practice

London: printed for H. D. Symonds, 1792. 8vo, pp. vii, [1], [9]-91, [3]; removed from binding; very good. Each part of this edition was published inexpensively (six pence each) so it would circulate widely. Paine believed that by widely disseminating Common Sense with a low price that he had, in effect, caused the American Revolution. The British government, evidently alarmed, issued a Royal Proclamation against it. Part the Second was first printed by Jordan early in 1792 and at least 9 "editions" or reissues of it appeared during that year. This is a variant with the final page of text numbered p. 91, and the last line of the second page of the Appendix beginning: corruption and taxation. "On February 16, 1792 Paine published a second part to his Rights of Man, dealing an even stronger blow for a change of government in England. While the first part of The Rights of Man was relatively mild, due to the survival of royalty in the French Constitution, Part the Second fully developed his great political philosophy" (Gimble). Gimble 69 (parts I and II). Item #53726

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