Paine, Thomas (anonymously). 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].
[Norwich, Connecticut]: Philadelphia: Printed. Norwich: Re-printed and Sold by Judah P. Spooner, and by T. Green, in New-London, 1776; first Connecticut edition; octavo (19 cm. tall), 56 pp., signatures [A]4 B-G4; general toning with age staining throughout, a light damp stain near center of title leaf and the verso has ink signatures of two previous owners, one modern and the other in an old hand (Eliphalet House?), untrimmed and string tied in self wrappers; all 1776 printings of Common Sense are now very scarce and this first Norwich printing is less frequently seen than the second; Evans 14857