Good. New York: Southwick and Pelsue, 1809. First edition, 1809. Vitriolic diatribe in the guise of a biography. Once close, Cheetham and Paine had a falling-out and became the bitterest of foes, and Cheetham took the opportunity, shortly after Paine's death, to besmirch his reputation by bringing to light his personal habits, alleged infideility, more. Original gray boards with tan spine, paper spine label, uncut edges, 347 pages. Covers worn and spotted with some chipping, especially to the spine, front cover a little loosened but still attached, rear cover nearly detached, text block sound with no loosened pages, scattered foxing, names on front endpapers lightly written in pencil, nice wide margins. Howes 336. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
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