“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good": First Edition of Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man
Rights of Man: Part the First Being An Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attach on the French Revolution.
Item Number: 3989
London, Printed: New-York: reprinted for Berry, Rogers, and Berry, no. 35, Hanover-Square, 1792.
First edition of Paine’s Rights of Man. Octavo, contemporary brown calf. In good condition with some rubbing and wear.
One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.
Other Books by this Author
Writings of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Congress of the United States of America, in the Late War.
Albany, New York: Charles R. & George Webster, 1792.
Nine of Paine’s writings gathered, each pagination with a separate title page. Octavo, bound in contemporary calf. One of at least four issues with variant title pages for this work, this apparently the first, without the addition of “Rights of Man, Part the Second. In very good condition with some light foxing. Rare and desirable.
Rights of Man; Rights of Man: Part the Second; Common Sense; Letter Addressed to the Addressers; Agrarian Justice and A Letter to George Washington.
London: H.D. Symonds; T. Williams, Various, 1792.
Six Thomas Paine books bound in a single volume. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf. Rights of Man – Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution – Part 1. Published in 1792 in London for H.D. Symonds. 78 pages. Rights of Man – Part the Second, Combining Principle and Practice. Published in 1792 in London for H.D. Symonds. 91 pages + 3 page appendix. Common Sense: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America – On the Following Interesting Subjects . – Printed in London in 1792 for H.D. Symonds. ‘A new edition with several additions.’ 36 pages. Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation. Published in 1792 in London for H.D. Symonds and Thomas Clio Rickman. 40 pages. Agrarian Justice, Opposed to Agrarian Law, And to Agrarian Monopoly – Being a Plan for Meliorating the Condition of Man. 1797 Paris Printed for W. Adlard and London, Re-Printed for T. Williams. 16 pages. A Letter to George Washington. Rare and desirable, especially in contemporary calf.
London: J. S. Jordan, Fleet Street; J. Ridgway, York Street; H.D Symonds, Paternoster Row, 1795-1792.
Attractively bound early set including founding father Thomas Paine’s best-known and most influential works. Titles include in full: Rights of Man: Being An Answer To Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution, Part I (1795); Rights of Man; Part The Second Combining Principle and Practice (1792); Common Sense Addressed to the Inhabitants of America (1792); Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation (1792). Octavo, five volumes, uniformly bound by early Boston binder J. Loring in contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Paine. In very good condition with some light toning to the text. An attractive and desirable collection.
"The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life" Veto Message of PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; SIGNED BY HIM
Veto message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935: Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives, Delivered May 22, 1935.
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1935.
Speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Signed by Roosevelt at the conclusion of his speech. In near fine condition with light wear. Rare.
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen's Copy of On Economic Theory and Capitalism; With his Signature and Inscribed to Him
Oxford: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1955.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s copy with his name “A.K. Sen Trinity College Cambridge” on the half title page. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Sen, “For Amartiya With the confidence that he will plan the dynamic economy, of a socialist and peaceful India. With best wishes, Arif Cambridge 8 May 1955.” In very good condition.
Black and white photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Signed by Roosevelt in the bottom right corner. Matted and framed, which measures 11 inches by 13 inches. Pach Brothers photograph, with their name on the bottom left. The Pach Brothers photography studio is one of the oldest photographic firms in business in New York City, having begun operations in 1867. Patrons included famous Americans involved in business, politics, government, medicine, law, education, and the arts, as well as thousands of students, families and children.