Common Sense

Common Sense by Thomas Paine, published in 1775–76 advocated independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.

This set of unbound sheets has been typeset in Bodoni MT. The text is from the third edition of “Common Sense” and includes original characteristics of the text, including spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. A portrait and small biography of Thomas Paine are included. Printed in 2017.

Note: Paper grain is perpendicular to the spine of the book, rather than parallel. This accounts for the discounted price of $10

Unbound sheets: Numbered 1-45. Commercially printed on Classic Crest paper, 24 lb. writing weight, Avon Brilliant White. Five sections of 4 folios. 5.5 x 8.5; 80 pages.

Endsheets: Set of 2 endsheets. Commercially Printed on Classic Crest paper, 24 lb. writing weight, Antique Gray color. 5.5 x 8.5;

All sets include the 5 sections of text and 2 printed endsheets.