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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 127

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Author

[Williams, Helen Maria (1762-1827).]

Title

A Residence in France, during the years 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795; described in a series of letters from an English lady: with general and incidental remarks on the French character and manners. 1st American ed.

Imprint

Prepared for the press by John Gifford, Esq. Elizabeth-Town : Kollock for David, 1798.

Physical description

xx, [1], 22-517, [3] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)

Call number

WPRP 127.

Notes

Letters in which the English author and part-owner of the English Press in Paris, describes events in France between 1792 and 1795 : changes in French government, the "wreck of civil liberty", the guillotine, death of Marat, activities of Robespierre, La Fayette, Brisson, Paine, etc. , based upn her personal observations. Copy with ownership signature of William Imlay, probably a relative of Gilbert Imlay, adventurer and lover of Mary Wollstonecraft, an acquaintance of Helen Maria Williams. 1st American Edition of a book that disclosed to American readers the tribulations of the French Revolution from a feminist view. Evans 33797 and 35030.

Includes Preliminary Remarks by the Editor, Dedication and Preface.

Epigraph

Plus je vis l’Etranger plus j’aimai ma Patrie.
 
DU BELLOY.

Online copies

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Contents

Not poetry. A Residence in France, during the years 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795; described in a series of letters from an English lady: with general and incidental remarks on the French character and manners. Prepared for the press by John Gifford, Esq. is a prose piece.