[RAYNAL (Abbé Guillaume Thomas)]. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements & du commerce des Européens
RAYNAL (Abbé Guillaume Thomas)]. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes (Philosophical History and Politics with European Establishments and Trade in India and North America) Maestricht, Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1777.
7 volumes In-8° octavo, speckled sheepskin, triple gilt threading framing the boards, small fleuron on angles, ornated ribbed back (binding of the era).
« Cinquième édition, augmentée de Variantes. » (Fifth edition, supplemented by Variantes).
Engraved portrait of author and fourteen other plates, being seven frontispices and seven folded maps.
From the library of J. C. Courbin, with ex-libris nameplate.
Few foxings and on sheets.
Printed in 1770 for the first time and diffused anonymously in 1772, this work was already re-published with supplementary text in 1774. Since the first edition, Holbach and Naigeon collaborated with Abby Raynal (1713-1796), former Jesuit from the philosophy club and editor of Encyclopédie. This work was brought to trial due to numerous new passages written by Diderot.
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