Paine's Tract on the Failing British EconomyThomas Paine. The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. [Philadelphia: Printed by John Page...for Benj. Franklin Bache..., 1796].
First edition, first issue, without the Speech on Spain which was added to later issues. Octavo. (2) 33, (1) pages. Half-title. Disbound.
Original sewn wrappers, untrimmed sheets. Occasional foxing. Fore-edge of final leaf a bit ragged. Laid between worn marbled cardboard covers. Some staining along the left edge of the half-title, possibly from glue residue. Very good.
Popular and influential tract in which Paine rails against the English economic system and predicts the suspension of the Bank of England and the failure of England's national currency.
Eberstadt 135:743. Evans 30945.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)