Common sense

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]

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Published by Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street. in Philadelphia .
Written in English.

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Edition Notes

The first edition. Attributed to Thomas Paine in the Dictionary of American biography.

Advertised in the Pennsylvania evening post for Jan. 9, 1776.

Two states noted. In the first, line 12 of title ends "some mis-"; in the second, "some". For a discussion of additional points, see: Gimbel, Richard. Thomas Paine: a bibliographical check list of Common sense.

Signatures: [A]² B-L⁴.

Bookseller's advertisement, p. [80].

Evans 14954.

Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3433.

Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 222a.

Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 14954).

Early American imprints -- no. 14954.

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[4], 79, [1] p.
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