Publisher: Paris: Printed by Hartley, Adlard and Son; London: Re-Printed for T. Williams, 1796.
Edition: One of several competing editions published in London following the Paris edition of the same year, priority unknown.
Bibliographical References: Gimbel, pages 60-61; ESTC N6535.
Condition: Paper slightly browned and worn at the edges; very good copy.
Book ID: 28179
Description8vo, self-wrappers, stitched, untrimmed, 16 pages.
CommentsA controversial attack by Thomas Paine, written when he was still in France and safely removed from the English government, on the English system of finance, which he wrote was different from the American and French systems in that it was a funding system of capital that was "kept out of sight" and based on worthless bank notes. "I have now exposed the English system of finance to the eyes of all nations, for this work will be published in all languages. In doing this, I have done an act of justice to those numerous citizens of neutral nations who have been imposed upon by that fraudulent system . . ."