Raynal G. T. , Histoire philosophique et politique ... 1780.
Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes. - RAYNAL Guillaume Thomas.
Armorial binding in red morocco.
Raynal G. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes. Genève, Jean-Léonard Pellet, 1780. 5 volumes in-4°, contemporary French red morocco, covers with double fillet and a fine lace-like tooling, coat of arms in centre.
Cohen (Livres a gravures), 854; Sabin (America), 68081; Brunet IV, 1126;
Portrait by Cochin, four plates engraved after "Moreau le Jeune". The 5th volume is an atlas with 50 maps engraved by Bonne, contemporary coloured in outline.
NICE COPY IN CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO with the coat of arms of an English family, not identified.
Best edition. 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 obliged to leave France.