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Guillaume Thomas Raynal
1781 Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens-Ten Volume Set
Geneva: Chez Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1781. Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce Des Europeans dans Les Deux Indes, Guillaume Thomas Raynal, Published by Chez Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1781, ten volumes/ atlas not included, frontispieces, half leather, 12mo. In good condition. Typical shelf wear to boards and spines. Cracking along hinges, but still intact. Abrasions and scuff marks on paper boards. Beautiful colored marbled end papers. Some age-toning and minimal foxing. Binding tight and pages turn with ease. Pages are clean and fresh. Silk book markers in each volume is in good condition. An attractive, nice set! Please see photos. Guillaume Thomas Raynal was a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment. Third and last edition, the best and most complete as to the text bringing the number of volumes to 10 against 7. A large part of this work is said to have been written by Diderot, and others. The sentiments and criticisms contained in it prevented its publication in France. The book was condemned by the French parliament and church dignitaries, and Raynal was forced to leave France. Raynal went into exile to Berlin where he was coolly received by Frederick the Great, in spite of his connection with the philosophe part. At St. Petersburg he met with a more cordial reception from Catherine II, and was permitted to return to France in 1787. RARES1781ANOA.
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