IMPORTANT STUDY OF COLONIALISM IN THE NEW WORLD, SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER
PRADT, Dominique-Dufour de. Des Colonies, et de la Revolution Actuelle de l’Amerique. Par M. De Pradt, Ancien Archeveque de Malines. Paris: F. Bechet and A. Egron, 1817. Two volumes. Octavo, original paper wrappers, uncut. $750.
First edition of this popular account of French America and other colonies, signed by the publisher on the verso of the title page to distinguish it from pirated editions.
An important study of colonialism in the New World, examining its history and differences as practiced by the Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Current events are detailed concerning the French holdings in the Caribbean, slavery and the future of the Haitian blacks, as well as Mexico, Central America, other Spanish holdings and Portuguese Brazil. Pradt also discusses the expansionist tendencies of the United States. A popular work, this treatise was translated into English and Spanish the same year. Text in French. Palau, VI: 152. Sabin 64882.
Light scattered foxing (as usual), near-fine. Rare in original wrappers and entirely uncut.