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John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection

The John Carter Brown Library holds one of the world's great collections relating to Haiti. Our rare books, maps and newspapers tell the story of the founding of the French colony of Saint Domingue (once the most lucrative colony in the Americas), its demise through the Haitian Revolution (the world's only successful slave revolution) and the founding of Haiti in its place. By providing access to this collection, the JCB hopes to stimulate interest in Haiti's remarkable history.



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5 v. :|bmaps, plans ;|c23 cm. (8vo) Date of publication of 1802 supplied by Bissainthe and Martin & Walter
Topic: Imprint 1802
"Tableau du commerce et des finances de la Partie françoise de St. Domingue 1791": p. [195]-205; additional tables, printed in Engish: p. 206-212
Topics: Blacks, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1797
Signatures: A-B (B4 blank)
Topics: Blacks, Slavery, Imprint 1735
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
"Appendix comprising documents referred to in different parts of the work: together with auxiliary remarks", p. [365]-467, in French and English, have divisional title page
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Slave insurrections,...
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[2], 156 p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) The publication date of "juillet 1826" on title page is enclosed in parentheses
Topics: Civil procedure, Imprint 1826
2 v. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "De l'Imprimerie de Mame frères": verso of half-title leaf, v. 1
Topics: Voodooism, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1814
[4], ix, [1] 249, [1], cxviii p. ;|c22 cm Translated from the French edition entitled "Essai sur les causes de la révolution et des guerres civiles d'Hayti", first printed Sans-Souci, 1819
Topic: Imprint 1823
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Topic: Imprint 1791
Translation of: La vie de Jean-Jacques Dessalines, chef des noirs révoltés de Saint-Domingue, first printed Paris, 1804
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Henri Christophe, King of...
2 v. :|bplan., port. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Appendix to Vol. I: (A) Survey of the east coast of South America from Cape Vela to the Oronoko, from actual observation and the best authority, intended to assist the trader in his access to this part of the coast. -- (B) General account of the bull-feasts in Spain, from the journal of the author during his early residence in Spain. -- (C) Merckandize landed in the various ports of France, from the island of Santo Domingo, in the year 1789. -- (D) Memoirs...
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1810, genealogy
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by Philippi, Ferd. (Ferdinand), 1795-1852; Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806; Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820
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3 v. in 1 ;|c17 cm. (8vo) Vol. 1: [4], 106 p.; v. 2: [2], 148 p.; v. 3: [2], 208 p
Topics: Imprint 1826, Imprint 1827
2 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Misattributed to Francois, marquis de Barbé-Marbois by Martin & Walter and Bissainthe. Bookseller's advertisement on verso of half-title page in v. 1 gives attribution to the author of L'histoire des desastres de Saint-Domingue, variously misattributed to Michel Etienne Descourtilz and Francois, marquis de Barbe-Marbois, but correctly attributed to Francois Laplace by Jean-Charles Benzaken in his article, "Who was the author of L'histoire des desastres de...
Topics: Imprint 1796, genealogy
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by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, d. 1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes
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3 v. :|bill., port., maps ;|c24 cm. (8vo) Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
Appendix: 145 p., 3rd count
Topics: Coffee, Imprint 1798
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by Wimpffen, Alexandre-Stanislas, baron de; Wright, J. (John), 1770?-1844
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Translation of the author's Voyage a Saint-Domingue, pendant les années 1788, 1789 et 1790, first printed in 2 volumes, Paris, 1797
Topic: Imprint 1797
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by Blanchelande, Philibert François Rouxel de, 1735-1793; Peinier, Louis Antoine Thomassin, comte de. fmo RPJCB
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5 parts in 1 ;|c25-27 cm. (4to) Issued as 5 parts in 1, each with own pagination and register: Mémoire / de M. de Blanchelande, sur son administration à Saint-Domingue, with caption title and without imprint in colophon; Supplément au Mémoire / de M. de Blanchelande, with caption title and without imprint; Pièces a l'appui de mon Mémoire (nos. 1-28), with caption title and imprint from colophon reading: Au Cap-Français, Chez Dufour de Rians, imprimeur du Roi et du Conseil supérieur;...
Topics: Imprint 1791, Imprint 1792
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by Wimpffen, Alexandre-Stanislas, baron de
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Vol. 1: [4], iv, 309, [1] p.; v.2: [4], 265, [1] p., [1] folded leaf of plates
viii, [9]-103, [1] p., [5] leaves of plates :|bports. ;|c21 cm. (4to) Date of publication precedes printer statement on t.p
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Biassou, fl. 1794, El...
2 parts (193, [3], 76 p.) ;|c23 cm. (4to) Date of imprint from title page of part 2
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Topics: Sonthonax, Léger Félicité, 1763-1813, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Soldiers, Sugar growing,...
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by Garran de Coulon, Jean-Philippe, 1749-1816; Ternaux-Compans, H. (Henri), 1807-1864. fmo RIBRL; France. Corps législatif (1795-1814). Conseil des cinq-cents
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24 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Caption title
Topics: France. Directoire exécutif, Imprint 1797
Translation of: Historia natural y moral de las Indias; 1st published in French, Paris, 1598
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Indians of South America, Natural history
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by Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820
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16, 30 p. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topic: Imprint 1816
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by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775; Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837; Doublette. fmo RPJCB; Laplace, Francois
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[5], vi-xii, 388 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :|bmap ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Misattributed to Michel Etienne Descourtilz by Echeverria & Wilkie and Barbier. Has also been erroneously attributed to Francois, marquis de Barbé-Marbois. Cf. Sabin 3312 note. Attributed to Cit[oyen] Francois Laplace by Jean-Charles Benzaken in his article "Who was the author of L'histoire des desastres de Saint-Domingue, published in Paris in the year III?" in French history, v. 23, 2009, p 261-267, who cites...
Topic: Imprint 1795
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by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, d. 1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes; Haiti Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
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by France. Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine; Puységur, A.-H.-A. de Chastenet (Antoine-Hyacinthe-Anne), comte de, 1762-1807; Lieudé de Sepmanville, M. (François Cyprien Antoine de), 1762-1817
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[2], 18 p., [10] leaves of plates (3 double) :|bill., maps ;|c70 cm. (fol.) Map no. 1: Carte réduite de l'isle de Saint-Domingue (1787) -- No. 2: Carte réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue (1787) -- No. 3: Plan de la Baye de l'Acul (1784), Plan du Môle St. Nicolas (1785), Baye de Dame-Marie (1784), Le Port François (1784), and Baye des Irois (1784) -- No. 4: L'Anse a Chouchou (1784), La Baye Moustique (1784), Baye des Gonayves (1784), Port a l'Écu (1784), Le Port Paix (1785),...
Topics: Nautical charts, Pilot guides, Geographical positions, Imprint 1788
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by Saintard, Me. de; Aubri, Marie; Grandhomme de Gizeux, René; Caradeux, Jean; Caradeux family; Dubois, G. fmo RIBRL
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32 p. ... ;|c24 cm. (4to) Title from caption on p. [1]-2
Topics: Aubri, Marie, Saintard, Me. de, Grandhomme de Gizeux, René, Caradeux, Jean, Caradeux family,...
[2], 21, [1] p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi1 A B (-B8) (B7 verso blank)
Topics: Mulattoes, Imprint 1790
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[2], 135, [1] p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) The publication date of "Mai 1827" on title page is enclosed in parentheses
Topics: Commercial law, Imprint 1827
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by Bossu, M., 1720-1792; Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798; Löfling, Per, 1729-1756. Iter Hispanicum. Selections; Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
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Translation, by Johann Reinhold Forster, of: Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris, 1768
Topics: Indians of North America, Botany, Botany, Botany
Signatures: pi² (pi1, pi2 versos blank) 1 (1 verso blank) 2-6 7 (7 verso blank)
Topics: Yellow fever, Fever, Tropical medicine, Imprint 1803
Attributed to Girod-Chantrans by Barbier (19350), who cites the 1787 edition and by Sabin
Topics: Dominica, Battle of, 1782, Imprint 1785
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by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
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3v Retrospective conversion: original entry
Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
An abridgement of Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. Cf. Avertissement, pp. [v]-vij
Topics: Commerce, Colonization, Imprint 1787
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
15, [1] p. ;|c22 cm. (4to) "Ce journal paraît les ler. et 15 de chaque mois.": p. [2]
Topic: Imprint 1819
30 p. ;|c23 cm. (8vo) Signed on p. 30: Demun
Topic: Imprint 1792
2 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Recueil d'observations curieuses attributed to Abbé Claude-François Lambert by BN Cat
Topics: Indians of North America, Guarani Indians, Taino Indians, Indians of the West Indies, Chiquito...
2 v. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Translation of: An enquiry into the nature, rise, and progress of the fevers most common in London, first printed London, 1771
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Topics: Fever, Yellow fever, Imprint 1821
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Charles Arthaud was the head of the Cercle des Philadelphes and may have edited this work. Cf. NUC Pre-1956
Topics: Parasites, Medical parasitology, Slaves, Imprint 1788
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
x, [2], 348 p. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "Imprimé chez Paul Benouard, rue Garencière, n. 5, F. S.-G.": verso of half-title page
Topics: Law, Booksellers' catalogs, Imprint 1826
[4], viii, [1], 10-100 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) "Imprimerie de P.N. Rougeron, imprimeur de. S.A.S. Madame la Duch. d' Orléans, rue de l'Hirondelle, no. 22." -- verso of title page
Topic: Imprint 1818
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by Poupée-Desportes, Jean-Baptiste René, 1704-1748
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Vol. 3 has title: Traité ou abregé des plantes usuelles de S. Domingue 18 cm. (12mo)
Topics: Tropical medicine, Blacks, Botany, Pharmacology, Imprint 1770
[2], viii, 304 p., [5] folded leaves of plates :|bplans ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi1 (pi1 verso blank) ²pi (2pi1, 2pi² versos blank) 1-19 (2 verso blank)
Topic: Imprint 1846
[4], iii, [1], iv, [1], 6-272, 283-285, [1] p., [1] folded leaf ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Colophon reads: De l'Imprimerie de Lerouge jeune, Cour du Commerce, Passage de Rohan
Topics: Rochambeau, Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de, 1750-1813, Imprint 1805
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
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by Charlemagne, Armand, 1753-1838; Durand, père; Durand, fils; Rabaut, Jean-Paul, 1743-1793; France. Convention nationale. Comité d'agriculture; France. Convention nationale. Comité de la guerre; Jarry et compagnie; Société royale d'agriculture de Paris; Saint-Domingue. Assemblée générale; Société des Moulins Durand. fmo RPJCB; Jarry et compagnie. fmo RPJCB
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16, 71, [1] p., [2] folded leaves of plates :|bill., chart ;|c22 cm. (8vo.) Name of printer from colophon
Topics: Agriculture, Flour mills, Agriculture, Imprint 1793
9 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Includes many letters from French colonial officials in Saint-Domingue
Topic: Imprint 1795
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by Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803; France. Directoire exécutif
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Topics: Hédouville, Gabriel-Marie-Théodore-Joseph d', 1755-1825, Imprint 1798
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Topics: La Combe, Jacques de, Tardivy, Laurent, Land tenure, Plantations, Slavery, Slaves, Imprint 1775
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by Philippi, Ferd. (Ferdinand), 1795-1852; Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806; Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820
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3 v. in 1 ;|c17 cm. (8vo) Vol. 1: [4], 106 p.; v. 2: [2], 148 p.; v. 3: [2], 208 p
Topics: Imprint 1826, Imprint 1827
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by Caradeux, Jean; Caradeux, Jean; François, sieur; Laurent, sieur; Aubry, Perrine; Chateaublond, dame; Grandhomme de Gizeux, René; Aubri, Marie; Caradeux family; Dubois, G. fmo RIBRL
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66 p. ;|c24 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topics: Caradeux, Jean, François, sieur, Laurent, sieur, Aubry, Perrine, Chateaublond, dame, Grandhomme de...
8 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Caption title
Topics: Amis des noirs, Slavery, Imprint 1791
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by O'Connor, Antoine François Térence, 1750-1781; Estaing, Charles Henri, comte d', 1729-1794; Rutledge, John, 1739-1800; Heartman, Charles Francis. fmo RIBRL
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Ms. codex
Topics: Manuscripts, French, Manuscripts, Imprint 1779
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viii, 156 p. ;|c23 cm. Attributed to James Stephen by Sabin and Bissainthe
Topic: Imprint 1804
2 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Misattributed to Francois, marquis de Barbé-Marbois by Martin & Walter and Bissainthe. Bookseller's advertisement on verso of half-title page in v. 1 gives attribution to the author of L'histoire des desastres de Saint-Domingue, variously misattributed to Michel Etienne Descourtilz and Francois, marquis de Barbe-Marbois, but correctly attributed to Francois Laplace by Jean-Charles Benzaken in his article, "Who was the author of L'histoire des desastres de...
Topics: Imprint 1796, genealogy
81, [3] p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Colophon reads: Imprimerie et fonderie de J. Pinard, rue Danjou-Dauphine, no. 8
Topic: Imprint 1825
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
[2], 28, [2] p. ;|c28 cm. (4to) Caption title on p. 1 reads: Récit historique sur les évènemens qui se sont succédés dans les camps de la Grande-Rivière, du Dondon, de Sainte-Suzanne & autres, depuis le 26 octobre 1791, jusqu'au 24 décembre de la même année. First published under English title: An historic recital of the different occurrences in the camps of Grande-Riviere, Dondon, Sainte-Suzanne, and others, from the 26th of October 1791, to the 24th of December, of the same year,...
Topic: Imprint 1793
2 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Recueil d'observations curieuses attributed to Abbé Claude-François Lambert by BN Cat
Topics: Indians of North America, Guarani Indians, Taino Indians, Indians of the West Indies, Chiquito...
9 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Includes many letters from French colonial officials in Saint-Domingue
Topic: Imprint 1795
107, [1] p., [1] folded leaves of plates :|bill. ;|c14 cm. (18mo) Date of publication of 1820 from Sabin. Last printed date in work, p. 89, given as 1814
Topics: Booksellers' catalogs, Imprint 1820
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Topics: Constitutional law, Imprint 1801
34 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Caption title
Topics: Belley, Jean-Baptiste, b. 1747, Imprint 1794
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[2], 49, [1] p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) The publication date of "juillet 1826" on title page is enclosed in parentheses
Topics: Agricultural laws and legislation, Police, Rural, Imprint 1826
Author's full name from Sabin, Cioranescu and Bissainthe
[4], xxiv, 364 p. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) "Imprimerie de A. Belin": verso of half-title leaf
Topics: Maillet-Lacoste, Pierre-Laurent, Imprint 1822
8 p. ;|c24 cm. (4to) Title from caption and first part of p. 1
Topic: Imprint 1792
2 v. :|bplan., port. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) By William Walton, Jun. secretary to the expedition which captured the city of Santo Domingo from the French; and resident British agent there.Appendix to Vol. I: (A) Survey of the east coast of South America from Cape Vela to the Oronoko, from actual observation and the best authority, intended to assist the trader in his access to this part of the coast. -- (B) General account of the bull-feasts in Spain, from the journal of the author during his early...
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1810, genealogy
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Topic: Imprint 1789
3 v. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Pagination: v. 1: vi, 504 p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 2: 420 p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 3: 414, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates
Topics: Voyages around the world, Imprint 1797
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by France; Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix, duc de, 1756-1842; Dubois, G. fmo RIBRL; France. Sovereign (1774-1792 : Louis XVI)
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22, [2] p. ;|c24 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topics: Port-au-Prince (Haiti). Conseil supérieur, Imprint 1787
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
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by France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791). Comité d'agriculture et de commerce; Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. fmo RPJCB; Chadenat, Charles. fmr RPJCB; France. Députés des manufactures et du commerce
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20 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Caption title
Topics: Grain trade, Imprint 1789