Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes / par Guillaume-Thomas Raynal [19 books in 10 volumes]

Raynal, Guillaume Thomas (1713-1796)

Published by A Paris : Chez Berry, libraire, rue Nicaise, 3e annee de l'ere republicaine [1794 or 1795], 1795
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Fair to good copies in contemporary full cloth bindings. Gilt-blocked black leather labels to spines. Spine bands are worn and frayed to varying degrees, with surface loss to the spine of volume 1. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Internally, all titles are in a fine and clean condition. All edges speckled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: 10v. : fronts. ; 21cm. Contents: 19 books in 10 volumes, but lacks atlas volume. Subjects: World history - Early works to 1800. Colonies - Early works to 1800. Colonization - Early works to 1800. European colonisation - History - East Indies - China - Africa - Americas - West Indies. Language: French. Summary: First published in 1770 and running to over one million words, Raynal's "Historie philosophique et politique des etablissements des Europeens dans les Deux Indes" was an immediate bestseller that was to go through numerous editions in various languages. Taking a radical anti-imperialistic stance, the nineteen books that comprised the original work covered the history of European colonisation of India, the East Indies, China, parts of Africa, and the Americas. Much of the success, and subsequent reputation, of the Histoire was based on its attacks on tyranny, slavery and colonial exploitation, and it quickly became one of the basic texts for the humanitarian movement. 5 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 196426

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Title: Histoire philosophique et politique des ...

Publisher: A Paris : Chez Berry, libraire, rue Nicaise, 3e annee de l'ere republicaine [1794 or 1795]

Publication Date: 1795

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition in this form.

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