Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Cobbett, William (1763-1835) Collection of Controversial Material against Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
106
Sold for:
$246$200

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Cobbett, William (1763-1835) Collection of Controversial Material against Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Including: A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, in answer to his letter to General Washington, [Philadelphia: for Cobbett?, 1797]; Porcupine's Political Censor for Sept. 1796, Philadelphia: by Cobett, [1797]; Henry MacKenzie's (1745-1831) An Answer to Paine's Rights of Man, Philadelphia: Cobbett, October 1796; Richard Watson's (1737-1816) An Apology for the Bible, Philadelphia: James Carey, 1796; and a second copy of the first work, A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, as above; in contemporary half sheepskin, marbled paper boards, uncut throughout, with full margined-edges, some foxing.
This collection is a variation on An Antidote to Tom Paine's Poison, which generally does contain the works listed above, and others, in different combinations. The contemporary spine label bears the Antidote title.
[Together with] Kent's Directory, London: Kent, 1770, octavo, contemporary boards, front board detached. (2)
Estimate $300-400


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Philadelphia, Thomas Paine, Henry MacKenzie, Richard Watson, James Carey, Tom Paine, London

Departments

Specialists