Europe and America, in 1821; with an Examination of the Plan laid before the Cortes of Spain, for the Recognition of the Independence of South America. Translated from the French of The Abbé de Pradt, by J.D. Williams.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for G. Cowie & Co., 1822. Octavo. X, 432, VI, 112, (4) pages. Hardcover / Modern, exceptional masterbindings, rebound in quarter calf leather with cloth boards, spine caps, gold tooling on spine with 2 gilt lettered leather labels on each spine. Extremely rare in original edition. Excellent condition. Provenance: With very subtle blindstamp of The Reynolds Library, Rochester, NY.
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This important publication includes the following chapters:
Volume I: Political State of Europe in general Statistics of European Powers / The Holy Alliance and the Quintuple Alliance / Pacific Disposition of Europe in 1821 / Constitutional pirit in 1821 / Of Civilisation and its Power / Seat of the European Powers – Their Mode of Proceeding / Non-Conforming Europe / Provisional Europe / Perplexity of the Europeans / Method of Extrication / Relation o the Present Questions that all the present questions relate to the Social Contract / Sovereignty of the People – Signification of this World / Italy – Congresses of Troppau and Laybach – Naples / Declarations and Documents emanating from the Congresses / Examination of the Documents / Real Causes of the Neapolitan War / Actual State of Naples / Augsburg – Document of Laybach, published in the Gazette Universelle / Spain and Portugal
Adoption of the Spanish Constitution; some restrictions and limitations / Germany, Prussia / England / Kingdom of Holland / Death of Napoleon / America / Greece / Federative system of France / Court of Rome / M. Guzot’s Work / Demand of Indemnities for the Emigrants in 1821 / Laws of Exception in 1821 / Opposition of European Aristocracy to the Improvement of Society, Extracts from Robertson / France / Session of 1822 – Fall of Ministry / The Three Crises / Aspect of the Year 1822 //
Abbé Dominique G. F. de Rion de Prolhiac Dufour or de Fourt de Pradt (23 April 1759 in Allanches (Auvergne, France – 18 March 1837 in Paris) was a French clergyman and ambassador.
In 1804 he became a secretary of Napoleon, in 1805 Bishop of Poitiers. On 12 May 1808 he was appointed as archbishop of Mechelen (resigned in 1815). In 1812 he was awarded the position of the French ambassador in Warsaw, preparing the Concordat of 1813. After the Napoleonic wars he published a series of books which portrayed Russia as a “despotic” and “Asiatic” power hungry to conquer Europe. (Wikipedia)