RAYNAL, Abbe Guillaume Thomas Francois, 1713-1796. / JUSTAMOND, John Obadiah, d. 1786.
Title A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies. Translated From The French of the Abbe Raynal, by J. Justamond, M.A. .
Publisher London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand., 1777. 0
Seller ID 41178
A Translation of: Histoire philosophique et politique des e´tablissemens et du commerce des Europe´ens dans les deux Indes, first published London 1766. The third edition, revised and corrected. With maps adapted to the work, and a copious index . A very good 5 volume set in the original matching full leather bindings, with 4 fold-out maps and clean pages throughout . 8vo. 8.25" x 5.50" x 1.50" . Brown calf covered boards with gilt decorated border. Hinges and top & tail of spine carefully strengthened. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, original red leather title labels and green leather volume numbers. Original marbled endpapers. Previous owner's signature to each front free-endpaper: "Jn Totton". Clean English text throughout with marginal references. A very good set of this excellent work. Vol. 1: [4pp.]/pp.486/[2pp. - Adverts] with portrait frontis and folding map; Vol. 2: [4pp.]/pp.595/[1p. - Adverts] with one folding map; Vol. 3: [4pp.]/pp.504 with one folding map. Vol. 4: [4pp.]/pp.509/[3pp. - Adverts] with one folding map; Vol. 5: [4pp.]/pp.605/[3pp.]/pp.83 - Index/[1p.- Adverts] . Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 11579. / ESTC T94803 / OCLC 20936760 . ** " Guillaume Thomas Raynal (12 April 1713 – 6 March 1796). French historian and philosopher. Raynal was a priest, but he was dismissed from his parish in Paris; he then turned to writing and sought the society and collaboration of the philosophes. Two historical works, one on the Netherlands (1747) and one on the English Parliament (1748), established his career. His most important work, completed with the assistance of Denis Diderot, was a six-volume history of the European colonies in the Indies and Americas (1770). It was condemned by the Parlement of Paris (1781) for impiety and its dangerous ideas on the right of the people to revolt and to give or withhold consent to taxation. Nevertheless, the History was extremely popular, going through 30 editions between 1772 and 1789; the radical tone becoming more pronounced in later editions. Placed on the Index of the Roman Catholic Church in 1774, Raynal's book was burned and he was forced into exile in 1781. Allowed to return to France, but not Paris, in 1784; his Parisian banishment was rescinded in 1790. Elected to the States General in 1789, he refused to serve and later advocated a constitutional monarchy. The "philosophic" declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The book examines the East Indies, South America, the West Indies, and North America. The final chapter comprises theory around the future of Europe as a whole. Raynal also examines commerce, religion, slavery, and other popular subjects, all with a perspective of from the French Enlightenment. " - See Wikipedia