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The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of. Thomas Paine.
The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of...
The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of...
The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of...
The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of...
The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of...

The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine [With] A Letter [And] The Age of...

Three Titles Concerning Paine's Controversial Later Works [Trial]. Paine, Thomas [1737-1809], Defendant. The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine, For a Libel Contained in the Second Part of Rights of Man; At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, Before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury: Together With the Speeches at Large of the Attorney-General and Mr. Erskine, And Authentic Copies of Mr. Paine's Letters to the Attorney-General and Others, On the Subject of the Prosecution. Taken in Short-Hand by E. Hodgson. London: Printed for J.S. Jordan, 1792. [ii], 109, [3] pp. Final 3 pages are publisher advertisements. [Bound With] Paine, Thomas [1737-1809]. A Letter to the Honourable Thomas Erskine, On the Prosecution of Thomas Williams, For Publishing The Age of Reason. Paris: Printed for the Author, 1797. iv, 5-31, [1] pp. [And] The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology. London: [S.n.], 1794. [ii], 48 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, rebacked in period style retaining existing fragment of lettering piece, corners and hinges mended. Moderate rubbing to boards, embossed library stamp of John Fowles to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, light soiling in a few places, small tear to gutter of leaves a1 (pp. 1-2, mended on verso) and B2 (pp. 19-20) in Genuine Trial, lower outside corner of its leaf I3 (pp. 69-70) lacking with no loss to text, somewhat later annotations and underlining in several places, most in ink, a few in pencil. $3,500. * Genuine Trial: early edition; A Letter: first edition; Age of Reason: early edition. After the Revolutionary War, Paine returned to England, but was drawn to France by the French Revolution and traveled there in 1790. The first part of Rights of Man, published in 1791, did not generate much controversy. As the French Revolution took its course, however, panic set in among the leaders of Pitt's conservative government, and by 1792, when the second part of Rights of Man appeared, the suppression of radical thought was the top priority of the British government. Paine was indicted for seditious libel and tried in absentia while in France. Our account of his trial is from the primary publisher of Rights of Man,

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