J. S. Jordan. London. 1791 & 1792, 1791.
FIRST EDITION, first printing of the second part, Fourth edition of the first. Two works bound in one volume. Small 4to.(8.4 x 5.4 inches). The first title; Bound without half title, viii, 8-171pp. -- The second title; xvi, including half title with price listed as Three Shillings, 178pp, including the 4pp appendix, 4pp of Publishers adverts. ----- Fourth Jordan printing of the first part, the second part is the very rare first edition. A few leaves with some minor foxing and ink number to the title page of the second work (no other marking or stamps anywhere in the book), otherwise very good copies bound together, in late eighteenth century style, in fine recent full tan tree calf binding, by Aquarius Bookbinders of London. Spine with red and green labels. Gilt panelling, decoration and lettering. Double gilt ruled border on boards. The board edges with gilt piping design. Inner boards turn-ins with diagonal gilt alternate rule and piped design. An attractive volume of Paine's important two part work, with the very rare first edition of the second part. The first part is extremely rare in first edition with copies coming onto the market only once in a generation. -- Printing and the mind of man. 241.