Publisher: London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1801.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Colbert; NCBEL II, 693, incorrectly calling for three volumes.
Condition: Bindings a little rubbed; paper a bit discolored from moisture, but clean and supple. Very good copy.
Book ID: 28262
Description2 vols, 8vo, contemporary red half straight-grain morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. With half-titles.
CommentsAs the French Revolution came to a close and Napoleon rose to power, Helen Maria Williams returned to France from a brief respite in England and resumed her activities as a journalistic observer of France and its institutions. These two volumes record in great detail daily life, culture and politics in France following the rise of Napoleon, including a chapter on the state of women in the new French Republic. Williams remained in France, became a citizen and an important member of the foreign literati. On the front paste-down is the contemporary ticket of "Wheaton, Printer and book-binder, Ringwood," below which is a contemporary armorial bookplate.