Fleet Street, London [all Sherwin], 1817. [Political Philosophy] A collection of eleven works and pamphlets, all early editions, published separately and bound in contemporary boards (23 x 15cm). Includes the following major works from the English-born American revolutionary; The Rights of Man (and Part The Second), Agrarian Justice (Minimum Income), On The Invasion of England (by France) and A Letter To George Washington. Contents untrimmed, occasional scholarly pencil marginalia, ink name 'John Lascelles' dated 1872. A tall copy in grey boards, respined to style with paper title label. Near fine. The Rights of Man is one of the most important revolutionary documents of all time, countering Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution, and inspiring many of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Paine's scathing Letter to George Washington is a torrid character assassination in which the President is described as treacherous, vain, ungrateful and an incompetent commander. In Agrarian Justice Paine discusses taxation, welfare and proposes the dividend system later known as Citizen's Basic Income. Item #53248
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