| The complete title for this book is: A PHILOSOPHICAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE SETTLEMENTS AND TRADE OF THE EUROPEANS IN THE EAST AND WEST INDIES. By the Abbe Raynal. To which is added, The Revolution Of America. By the same author. A new translation. With notes, large additions and improvements, and a copious index..
This fourth edition was published at Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gordon, W. Gray, J. Bell, J. Dickson, and P. Anderson, Edinburgh; W. Anderson, Stirling; J. Duncan & Dunlop & Wilson, Glasgow; Angus & Son, Aberdeen; & E. Wilson, Dumfries. The first edition was published in French in 1770. The second edition was published in English in 1776. A third edition was then published in 1777 before this one in 1782.
This fourth edition was printed as a set of six volumes. This set, though, only consists of four volumes: 1, 2, 3, and 5.