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RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas
Philosophical and Political History of European Settlement and Trade in the Two Indies
11 (of 12) vol. in-4° + 1 atlas in-4°. Without the second part of the State of the Colonies by Mr. Peuchet. Decorated with a portrait and 9 figures by Moreau that appeared in the Geneva edition, Pellet, 1780, and an atlas of 50 maps (No 1 to 49 + 17bis). Rouss. marg. bookbinder 3/4 calf, marbled boards, gold spine, black headpieces, jagged edges
Written in collaboration with other authors such as Diderot or Mme de Staël, this book was a scandalous success: the author criticized royalty, the Church and, one of the first, denounced slavery. A vast encyclopaedia of the colonial world, struck by Censorship, condemned by Parliament and burned by the hand of the executioner in public, forbidden to readers. Sabin 68081. Philips-Le Gear 5992. Feugère 44. Ex libris J.A. van Dijk
Amable Costes et Cie (Didot le jeune)
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