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RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas.
Histoire philosophique et politique, des établissemens & du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. 1-10 + Atlas.
Geneve, Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1781. 8vo + atlas in 4to. Engr. portrait,+ III-XVI,+ 348 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front.+ III-XII,+ 378 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 372 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 259,+ fold. printed tab.; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XVI,+ 359 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 352 pp.+ fold. tab.; engr. front,+ III-VIII,+ 262 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-VI,+ 348 pp. Atlas: 22 pp.+ 50 engr. folding or double page maps [numbr. 1-49, but with two number 17]. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands and beige and blue labels, marbled boards. 11 volumes. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Brunet IV, 1126. Graesse VI, 40. A fine and uniformely bound set of Raynal?s important treaty on the overse trade. Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713-96), French historian and philosopher. This work gives voice to his angry criticism of the colonial powers? treatment of the coloured peoples, and it was higly admired by contemporary abolitionists and revolutionaries. It was first published in 1770 in seven volumes, it was expanded and issued again over fifty times. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet [Stockholm, Sweden]
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