The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest ...Read MoreThe 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library W030753 Vol. 1: xix, , 788 p.,  folded leaf of plates; v. 2, viii, 856 p.,  folded leaf. Error in paging: v. 2, p. 549 misnumbered 459. Map drawn by I. Sonis and engraved by John Vallance. Errata notes: v. 1, p. [xx]; v. 2, p. [ii]. List of subscribe A Philadelphie: Et s'y trouve chez l'auteur, au coin de Front & de Callow-Hill Streets. A Paris, chez Dupont, libraire, rue de la Loi. Et a Hambourg, chex les principaux libraires, 1797[-1798] 2 v.: 1 map; 4Read Less
All Editions of Description Topographique, Physique, Civile, Politique Et Historique de La Partie Francaise de L'Isle Saint-Domingue. Avec Des Observations Geneales Sur Sa Population, Sur Le Caractere Volume 1 of 2
This facsimile reproduction of the classic tome on pre-revolution Haiti (then known as Saint-Domingue) is huge. The publisher uses heavy stock and and oversize format and the reproduction has all the printing flaws of the original. The result is a 3-pound brick that makes you think twice about taking it with you on a plane trip. But unless you can afford an original first edition or get your hands on one of the slimmer French reissues, this is probably the best you can do. St. Mery is still indispensable for anyone doing research on the 18th century Caribbean or on Haiti specifically.
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