1781 Raynal on Colonization BANNED Slavery China Thomas Jefferson Politics 10v

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“a book which should influence the course of contemporary history!”

– Larned

 

A rare French edition of Raynal’s ‘Histoire philosophique et politique’! Raynal (1713-1793), a Jesuit priest and editor worked ten years on this encyclopedia on trade between Europe and the Far East most notably China and India. This work became an influential work in the revolutionary climate.

 

However, with his attacks on immigration, colonization, and even slavery, this work became widely criticized throughout Europe, especially France. The 1781 second edition, which contained attacks on the Roman Catholic Church and painted France in a poor light, was banned in France and polarizing around the world.

 

It is curious that such a work would appear in Thomas Jefferson’s library, especially considering the state of American independence at the time of publication. Sowerby states,

“In this [Raynal’s] most important work, he had the assistance of Diderot [and others]. It originally appeared anonymously in Amsterdam, 1770, and was frequently reprinted, revised, abridged, and translated. In France its publication was prohibited, and it was burned by the public executioner.”

Sabin states,

“The book was condemned by the French Parliament and church dignitaries, and Raynal was obliged to leave France.”

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1781 Raynal on Colonization BANNED Slavery China Thomas Jefferson Politics 10v

 

“a book which should influence the course of contemporary history!”

– Larned

 

A rare French edition of Raynal’s ‘Histoire philosophique et politique’! Raynal (1713-1793), a Jesuit priest and editor worked ten years on this encyclopedia on trade between Europe and the Far East most notably China and India. This work became an influential work in the revolutionary climate.

 

However, with his attacks on immigration, colonization, and even slavery, this work became widely criticized throughout Europe, especially France. The 1781 second edition, which contained attacks on the Roman Catholic Church and painted France in a poor light, was banned in France and polarizing around the world.

 

It is curious that such a work would appear in Thomas Jefferson’s library, especially considering the state of American independence at the time of publication. Sowerby states,

“In this [Raynal’s] most important work, he had the assistance of Diderot [and others]. It originally appeared anonymously in Amsterdam, 1770, and was frequently reprinted, revised, abridged, and translated. In France its publication was prohibited, and it was burned by the public executioner.”

Sabin states,

“The book was condemned by the French Parliament and church dignitaries, and Raynal was obliged to leave France.”

 

Item number: #8591

Price: $750

 

RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas

 

Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux indes

 

Genève : Chez J.-L. Pellet, MDCCLXXXI [1781]. Second edition (banned)

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 10 volumes
    • 9 engraved plates and 23 tables
  • References: Sabin 68081; Sowerby Jefferson Catalogue 466; Larned 3919
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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8591

Categories

Law & Government

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Religion

Authors

RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete