Coup-d'oeil impartial sur les décrets de l'Assemblée national, relativement aux colonies, par M. Tausia-Bournos, habitant de Saint-Domingue. Tausia-Bournos.
Coup-d'oeil impartial sur les décrets de l'Assemblée national, relativement aux colonies, par M. Tausia-Bournos, habitant de Saint-Domingue.
Coup-d'oeil impartial sur les décrets de l'Assemblée national, relativement aux colonies, par M. Tausia-Bournos, habitant de Saint-Domingue.
Haiti Revolution

Coup-d'oeil impartial sur les décrets de l'Assemblée national, relativement aux colonies, par M. Tausia-Bournos, habitant de Saint-Domingue.

[Paris]: De l'Imprimerie de L. Potier de Lille, rue Favart, no. 5, 1791. First edition, with the four-page addendum. In later cardboard, covered with marbled paper. Red leather, gilt title vignette on spine. (7), 4–31, (1) p. Rubbed at extremities. Title page with two brown spots. Artistically restored wormhole that effects only the inner marginals of the first few leaves. Wormhole to last 3 leaves. Otherwise clean copy in fine condition.

Tausia-Bournos’ letter to the Colonial Committee (pp. [3]–[5].) and his treatise about the contradictions between the National Assembly's famous Decree of March 8, 1790, and the instructions of March 28. The Decree had a crucial role in the history of the Haiti Revolution by granting full legislative powers to the Colonial Assembly, thus gave Saint-Domingue and all French colonies almost complete autonomy.

Our copy is the expanded edition with the letter on pp. [3]–[5], titled “Lettre écrite à Messieurs les membres du Comité colonial, à Paris, ce 15 janvier 1790 (i.e., 1791; here corrected in ink).

Sabin 94422 [Coup-d’oeil] and 94423 [Lettre]

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Price: €1,500.00