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Moreau de Saint-Méry, Médéric Louis Elie
DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE, PHYSIQUE, CIVILE, POLITIQUE ET HISTORIQUE DE LA PARTIE FRANÇAISE DE L'ISLE SAINT-DOMINGUE. PHILADELPHIA: THE AUTHOR, AND TO BE SOLD IN PARIS AND HAMBURG, 1797-1798
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Moreau de Saint-Méry, Médéric Louis Elie
DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE, PHYSIQUE, CIVILE, POLITIQUE ET HISTORIQUE DE LA PARTIE FRANÇAISE DE L'ISLE SAINT-DOMINGUE. PHILADELPHIA: THE AUTHOR, AND TO BE SOLD IN PARIS AND HAMBURG, 1797-1798
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Moreau de Saint-Méry, Médéric Louis Elie
DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE, PHYSIQUE, CIVILE, POLITIQUE ET HISTORIQUE DE LA PARTIE FRANÇAISE DE L'ISLE SAINT-DOMINGUE. PHILADELPHIA: THE AUTHOR, AND TO BE SOLD IN PARIS AND HAMBURG, 1797-1798
2 volumes, 4to (258 x 197mm.), woodcut illustration on p.208 in volume I, folding engraved map with outline colour in volume I, folding letterpress table of distances in volume II, old brown cloth with new endleaves, old red morocco lettering-pieces, small paper flaw in Ggg1 of volume II, bindings rubbed
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Edward Seymour Forster (1879-1950), Oriel College Oxford, bookplates; London Institution (closed in 1912), ink stamp on title-pages and at end

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Sabin 50571

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Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819) also wrote a companion volume on the Spanish part of Hispaniola (now Haiti). In the late eighteenth century Saint-Domingue was in the throes of a slave rebellion against the white French settlers, and in the list of subscribers there are numerous Saint-Domingue colonists listed as resident in Philadelphia, where they fled to escape probable slaughter. Moreau was in favour of slavery and was active politically in Paris during the rebellion on the side of the settlers.

He settled in Philadelphia in around 1794, where he was the proprietor of a bookshop which acted as the focus of the community of exiles from both Saint-Domingue and the France of Robespierre.

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