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Des Colonies, et de la Revolution Actuelle de l'Amerique

Pradt, Dominique-Dufour de


F. Bechet, Libraire



Two volumes. [4], xxxii, 403, [3]; [4], 394, [2] pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author and four manuscript illustrations. Pp.305-320 misbound after pp.321-336. (12mo) 19x12.8 cm (7¼x5”), quarter leather gilt spine title and decorations.

A discussion of the politics of the revolutions in South America, including the Spanish, French, and Portuguese colonies there.  Pradt wrote a number of books on European relations with the Americas.  This copy is made particularly interesting by the addition of four manuscript pen and wash drawings signed "Janet," titled as follows: "Colomb. découvre l'Amèrique," "Colomb en chains," "Dames Américaines," and "Habitants de Quito."


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Some toning throughout; front hinge of Volume II cracked.

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