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[ENGEL, Samuel].  Essai sur cette question: Quand et Comment l' Amérique a-t-elle éte peuplée d' hommes et d' animaux? Amsterdam: chez Marc Michel Rey, 1767. 5 volumes bound in 4, 8°. Half titles in vols. I and IV, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I and ornaments in the other vols. Contemporary russett morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Sabin 22568. With Corneille de Pauw's Recherches Philosophiques sur les Américains ou Mémoires intéressants pour servir a l' Histoire de l' Espèce Humaine (Berlin, 1771, 3 vols., "nouvelle edition") bound in contemporary calf gilt.
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[ENGEL, Samuel]. Essai sur cette question: Quand et Comment l' Amérique a-t-elle éte peuplée d' hommes et d' animaux? Amsterdam: chez Marc Michel Rey, 1767. 5 volumes bound in 4, 8°. Half titles in vols. I and IV, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I and ornaments in the other vols. Contemporary russett morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Sabin 22568. With Corneille de Pauw's Recherches Philosophiques sur les Américains ou Mémoires intéressants pour servir a l' Histoire de l' Espèce Humaine (Berlin, 1771, 3 vols., "nouvelle edition") bound in contemporary calf gilt.

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[ENGEL, Samuel]. Essai sur cette question: Quand et Comment l' Amérique a-t-elle éte peuplée d' hommes et d' animaux? Amsterdam: chez Marc Michel Rey, 1767. 5 volumes bound in 4, 8°. Half titles in vols. I and IV, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I and ornaments in the other vols. Contemporary russett morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Sabin 22568. With Corneille de Pauw's Recherches Philosophiques sur les Américains ou Mémoires intéressants pour servir a l' Histoire de l' Espèce Humaine (Berlin, 1771, 3 vols., "nouvelle edition") bound in contemporary calf gilt.

Sabin, commenting on the first work, states: "The author declares the theories of Grotius, De Laet, Hornius, and other writers on the origin of the Americans untenable - that America was peopled (before the Deluge) by a race superior to the present - that the Deluge did not extend to America, and that the principal theories of the Deluge are erroneous, particularly that of Whiston. He gives his own theories on all these points, as well as upon many others of equally high interest, not excluding the origin of the negro." (7)
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