Place and Imprint: Paris: Fr. Cocheris Fils, Libraire, 1808.
Edition: First and only edition.
Bibliographical References: Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, Williams 8(c); OCLC records 15 copies.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 28308
Physical Description8vo, contemporary French red straight-grain morocco, blue watered silk doublures with gilt-decorated borders, boards, spine and inner dentelles, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Errata.
CommentsA French translation of more than 30 poems by Helen Maria Williams, including ones on her real and imaginary travels: "Sonnet sur la ligne équinoxiale”; “Sonnet sur l’oiseau du tropique”; “Les glaciers des Alpes”; “Hymne, composé au milieu des Alpes”; and “Nouvelle Américaine.” French scholar, writer and friend of Williams, Charles Pougens (1755-1833) arranged the translations specifically for this sole edition; the majority of the poems were not published in English until 1823.