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Slavery and anticolonialism. RAYNAL. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des européens [..]

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Slavery and anticolonialism. RAYNAL. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des européens [..]
 Slavery and anticolonialism. RAYNAL, Guillaume-Thomas. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des européens dans les Deux Indes ? Tome Premier [-Dixième]
Genève, [Jean Abraham Nouffer & Jean Pierre Bonnant], 1781

10 vols in-8vo, 185x110 mm, binding on boards. Vol 1, pp XII-452- [2], Portrait in frontispiece, a geographic map folded out of the text, 2 tables folded out of the text; Vol 2, pp VIII-516, 4 Tables folded out of text; Vol 3, pp VIII-471; Vol 4, pp VIII-391, 3 Tables folded out of text; Vol 5, pp VII-352, 1 Table folded out of text; Vol 6, pp VIII-404, 6 Tables folded out of text; Vol 7, pp XII-471, 4 Tables folded out of text; Vol 8, pp VI-426, 1 Table folded out of text; Vol 9, pp VIII-362, 2 Tables folded out of text; Vol 10: pp IV-447. Each volume with engraved frontispiece, on the first volume Raynal's Portrait engraved by F.G. Lardy. In total, 10 tables on frontispiece, a folded geographic map engraved on copper, with the Planisphere, 23 tables folded out of text. Sign of wear and some stains, overall good specimen.

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Rare forgery of the final edition. Considered as the encyclopedia of anti-colonialism of the eighteenth century, the work had a thrilling success throughout Europe and America. Immediately put to the index, condemned to be suppressed in 1779, was sentenced to fire in 1781. The Histoire Philosophique It is at the same time a story of exploration and commercial business around the world and a violent denunciation of slavery and exploitation of colonies by European countries. Abbot Raynal took advantage of the collaboration of Diderot, Pechmeja and Holbach; Book 19, Volume 10, is the 'Tableau de l'Europe' by Alexandre Deleyre.
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