THE GENUINE TRIAL OF THOMAS PAINE, FOR A LIBEL CONTAINED IN THE SECOND PART OF RIGHTS OF MAN. At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury: together with the Speeches at large of the Attorney-General and Mr. Erskine, and Authentic Copies of Mr. Paine's Letters to the Attorney-General and others, on the Subject of the Prosecution. Taken in short-hand by E. Hodgson. PAINE. THOMAS, Hodgson. E.
THE GENUINE TRIAL OF THOMAS PAINE, FOR A LIBEL CONTAINED IN THE SECOND PART OF RIGHTS OF MAN. At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury: together with the Speeches at large of the Attorney-General and Mr. Erskine, and Authentic Copies of Mr. Paine's Letters to the Attorney-General and others, on the Subject of the Prosecution. Taken in short-hand by E. Hodgson.
THE GENUINE TRIAL OF THOMAS PAINE, FOR A LIBEL CONTAINED IN THE SECOND PART OF RIGHTS OF MAN. At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury: together with the Speeches at large of the Attorney-General and Mr. Erskine, and Authentic Copies of Mr. Paine's Letters to the Attorney-General and others, on the Subject of the Prosecution. Taken in short-hand by E. Hodgson.

THE GENUINE TRIAL OF THOMAS PAINE, FOR A LIBEL CONTAINED IN THE SECOND PART OF RIGHTS OF MAN. At Guildhall, London, Dec. 18, 1792, before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury: together with the Speeches at large of the Attorney-General and Mr. Erskine, and Authentic Copies of Mr. Paine's Letters to the Attorney-General and others, on the Subject of the Prosecution. Taken in short-hand by E. Hodgson.

J. S. Jordan. London. 1793.

SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED. Small 4o.(8.5 x 5.2 inches). 3-143pp. Lacking the half title. Error in the pagination with page numbers 54/55 omitted but the text is complete. Most pages lightly browned, a bit darker to the first and last few leaves but overall a very good copy in a recent leather binding of full dark brown sprinkled calf. Double blind ruled borders on boards. Spine with gilt rules and decoration either side of a black calf label, lettered in gilt. ----- Report of the trial held in Great Britain while Paine was in self-exile in France. The accusation was that Paine; wishing and intending mischief, did, on the 16th of February, 1791, wickedly, falsely, maliciously, scandalously, and seditiously publish a certain book, called Second Part of Rights of Man, signed Thomas Paine, containing many false, wicked, scandalous, malicious and seditious assertions. --- The prosecution did not even have to rebut Mr. Erskine's arguments; the jury informed the judge they had already decided Paine was guilty. The French response to the trial was to make a national hero of Paine and to elevate him to the status of a government official.

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