RIGHTS OF MAN: BEING AN ANSWER TO MR. BURKE'S ATTACK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Part I. [and] RIGHTS OF MAN; PART THE SECOND. COMBINING PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE. Thomas Paine.
RIGHTS OF MAN: BEING AN ANSWER TO MR. BURKE'S ATTACK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Part I. [and] RIGHTS OF MAN; PART THE SECOND. COMBINING PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE.
RIGHTS OF MAN: BEING AN ANSWER TO MR. BURKE'S ATTACK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Part I. [and] RIGHTS OF MAN; PART THE SECOND. COMBINING PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE.

RIGHTS OF MAN: BEING AN ANSWER TO MR. BURKE'S ATTACK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Part I. [and] RIGHTS OF MAN; PART THE SECOND. COMBINING PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE.

London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, Paternoster Row, 1792. Two volumes. 19 cm. iv, 78, (2); 90, (4) pp. Bound in recent plain drab blue paper wraps. Part I: (Originally published in 1791). Title page trimmed at the top to remove a signature, not affecting text. Top page margins closely trimmed on several pages, scattered foxing. Part II: Several textual corrections and notes in the margins and lines, in ink and pencil; a few pages closely trimmed. Includes three pages of appendix; lacks the final advertisement leaf. Item #64774

The two parts were first published separately by other publishers, and suppressed in 1791 and 1792. H.D. Symonds issued them as a set in 1792. The second part was a much stronger call for a change in the form of government in England, and Paine was brought to trial in 1792 for it, as were his various publishers. According to Gilbert Vale's biography, "The Life of Thomas Paine," (NY: 1841), p. 109, H.D. Symonds received a two year sentence and a 20 pound fine for his part in popularizing Paine's work.
Printing and the Mind of Man, 241: "Considered apart from the turmoil which attended its first publication, however, 'Rights of Man' can be seen for what it is: the textbook of radical thought and the clearest of all expositions of the basic principles of democracy."

ESTC T5878 [Part I]; T5879 [Part II].

Price: $600.00

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