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"The Rights of Man: Or Tommy Paine, the Little American Taylor Taking the Measure of the Crown, for a New Pair of Revolution-Breeches

Humbly dedicated to the Jacobine Clubs of France & England!!! by Common Sense .
Format
Visual Materials
Published
[London] : Pub. by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street, May 24th 1791.
Language
English
Variant Title
Tommy Paine, the little American taylor taking the measure of the Crown, for a new pair of revolution-breeches
Fathom & a half!
Description
1 print : engraving, hand-col. ; image 35 x 25 cm. on sheet 44 x 30 cm.
Notes
  • Day of publication has been altered in ink to "23" so that date reads "Pubd May 23th 1791 ... "
  • Image: caricature of Thomas Paine, with a tape measure in his hands, kneeling beside the throne. Paine is muttering to himself "'Fathom & a half! Fathom & a half! Poor Tom!' ... [16 lines]." He is wearing a tricolored cockade inscribed "Vive la liberté!" and, according to Wright, is represented with the type of face always given to a French democrat.
  • Described in: Thomas Wright's England under the House of Hanover, London, 1848, v. 2, p. 201.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Richard Maass Thomas Paine Collection. Gift of Richard Maass, 1996.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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