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    An Excellent Collection of Early American Political Tracts

    [American Tracts]. [Thomas Paine]. Common Sense: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America. Philadelphia and London: J. Almon, 1776. A New Edition with several Additions to the work. [iv], 54, [Additions to Common Sense, 5, sic]-45, [1, ads] pages. [Bound Together With]: [James Chalmers] Candidus. Plain Truth. Philadelphia and London: J. Almon, 1776. Second edition. [iv], 44 pages. [With]: John J. Zubly. The Law of Liberty. Philadelphia and London: J. Almon, 1775. First English edition. [3, sic]-[74] pages. [With]: Jacob Duche. The American Vine. Philadelphia: James Humphries, 1775. Early edition. 34 pages. [With]: Jacob Duche. The Duty of Standing Fast in Our Spiritual and Temporal Liberties. Philadelphia and London: T. Evans, 1775. First English edition. [4], [iv], [24] pages. [With]: William Smith. A Sermon on the Present Situation of American Affairs. Philadelphia and London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. First English edition. [vi], ii, 32 pages. [With]: William Smith. An Oration in Memory of General Montgomery and of the Officers and Soldiers Who Fell with Him, December 31, 1775 Before Quebec. Philadelphia and London: J. Almon, 1776. First English edition. iv, 36 pages. [With]: Samuel Adams [spurious]. An Oration Delivered at the State-House, in Philadelphia... Philadelphia and London: J. Johnson, 1776. First English edition. [ii], 42 pages. All octavo-sized tracts bound together. Approximately 7.5 x 4.75 inches. Contemporary full calf, spine ruled in gilt, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label. Binding worn, spine lacking head- and tail-caps, joints cracked, some toning, foxing, soiling in text, upper margins of Common Sense a bit close. Still, very good. These tracts, which sold with great success in America, were likewise very popular in England, whose populace were also greatly interested in colonial events. An excellent collection of the highest interest to the Americana collector.

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