Lot 138

Raynal (Guillame Thomas Francois) & Justamond (J.O.)

A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, 8 vol., engraved portrait frontispiece, 7 engraved folding maps, offsetting and light browning and foxing, contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, hinge of vol. 6 cracked, all preserved in slip cases, [Sabin: 68089], 8vo, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1783.

***A critical study of the impact of European colonialism, Raynal’s work was attacked as seditious in the French parliament on its publication in 1781, but enjoyed popular success as a work of travel literature.

Estimate: £200-£300