9 June 2004
RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas Francois. Historica politica de los establecimientos ultramarinos de las naciones Europeas. Madrid: Don Antonio de Sancha, 1784-90.
5 volumes, 8o (198 x 123 mm). 13 engraved folding maps and 6 folding tables. Contemporary marbled sheep, spine elaborately gilt each with red and green morocco lettering piece (minor wear to spine ends).
FIRST SPANISH EDITION. A large part of this work is said to have been written by Diderot, and others. Sabin 68084. (5)
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