HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET POLITIQUE Des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes. 14 Vols.

Item #95-2247

Paris 1820-26. Some engraved frontispieces; folding chart and folding map of Africa in last volume, 8.5x5", full leather, EX-LIBRARY, with spine labels, bookplates, blindstamps, pockets in back, etc., spines taped, covers well worn but contents v.g., mising atlas volume. "Nouvelle Edition. Vols. 11-12 are ETAT DES COLONIES; Vols. 13-14 "Ouvrage Postume, augmente, par M. Peychet". Not a very good looking set but still useful. According to the Oxford Companion to French Literature, Raynal was forced into exile because of this set's controversial nature: "It contains….. Many disquisitions against religion, despotism, slavery, etc."

Price: $400.00

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