hardcover, Life of Thomas Paine (R. Carlisle, 1819, VIII+232+xlviii pp) bound with (preceded by) Memoirs of the Legal, Literary and Political Life of the Late the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran (James Harper, 1817, XVI+315 pp), both First Editions, original early nineteenth century boards and spine with leather spine and leather corners, spine with bright gilt title "Lives of Curran & Paine" and designs in five compartments, rubbing to top, bottom of spine with some loss, rear cover firmly attached by two ties, with full crack with text block, front cover formerly attached by single strand became detached when the volume was moved, rubbing to edges and corners of both covers, 1" rubbing to front cover; pages clean and unmarked, remarkably fresh except for foxing on fewer than 20 pages, very tight and secure text block. With frontis portrait of Paine to Memoirs of Paine (produced shadow on title page) and Preface with critical discussion of the two Lives of Paine previously published and an Appendix containing several unpublished pieces by Paine, finally a List of Mr. Paine's Works (p. xliv-xlviii) along with a list of poems and mention of two volumes of an autobiography (Memoirs) that had not been published (and is now lost). John Philpot Curran was an Irish lawyer and statesman remembered as a great advocate and as a champion of Irish liberties with a passion for seemingly lost causes. He was also a renowned wit and is the author of many notable quotations. . Shipped in a secure box. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Memoirs of the Life of Thomas Paine With ...
Publisher: R. Carlisle (London); James Harper (London)
Publication Date: 1819
Book Condition: Fair
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