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RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas François (1713--1796)
[Histoire des deux Indes. English. 1777]
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 Abbé Raynal, by J. Justamond, M.A. The third edition: revised and corrected. With maps adapted to the work, and a copious index. In five volumes. ...
London: printed for T. Cadell, 1777.
5 vols ; 21.7 cm. (8º)
I : [4], 474 p., frontis. port., [1] fold. map
II: [4], 584 p., [1] fold. map
III: [4], 473, [1] p., [1] fold. map
IV: [4], 508 p., [1] fold. map
V: [4], 568, [84] p.

A translation by John Obadiah Justamond of Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes first published London, 1776. Raynal's history of the European colonies in the East and West Indies, denouncing the cruelties and abuses imposed on native peoples, was first published anonymously in Amsterdam in 1770, and later expanded and much reprinted between 1772 and 1779; some of the more radical passages are attributed to the philosophe and encyclopaedist Denis Diderot. According to Sabin, this is the variant edition having 91 fewer pages and two fewer maps than another 'third edition' published 1777. The frontispiece portrait of Raynal in vol. I is engraved by Alexander Bannerman. The engraved maps dated 1776 are by Thomas Kitchen. ESTC t94803; Sabin 68088; Goldsmiths' 11579.

Copy Notes A few marginal annotations in pencil giving French translations of words in the early pages of vol. I.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, black and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 65


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