Common sense: or, natural ideas opposed to supernatural. [Two lines in Latin from Petronius] Translated from the French.

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Translation of Paul Henri Thiry baron d'Holbach's Le bon-sens; ou Idées naturelles opposées aux idées surnaturelles. Incorrectly attributed to Constantin Volney by Evans. Apparently a false imprint. On the title page of another issue (Evans 29821), the place of publication is given as Philadelphia. Probably both are deceptive. Page [204] contains a copyright notice by "Isaiah Thomas the third" of the "District of Massachusetts." This also is a fabrication. The printers Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) and his son Isaiah (1773-1819), both of Worcester, Mass., had no progeny of the same name. The ornamental headband on p. [11] is not found in works printed by Thomas ca. 1790-1799, though he did use others reminiscent of it in design and execution. It is, however, a slightly differing copy of one frequently employed during this period by Leonard Worcester, who printed at Thomas' press both for Thomas and under his own name. "All located copies have the derogatory statement about priests cut out of p. 137."--Shipton & Mooney. "Errata."--p. [204].

[New York] : Printed at New-York. [s.n.], 1795. 203,[1]p. ; 16°