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Williams, Helen Maria (1761-1827)
Memoirs of Mons. and Madame du F. in a Series of Letters . Extracted from her Letters of the French Revolution
Printed at Boston, 1794. A-D6. Pp. [1, title]-[3], 4-47, [48, blank]. 1 vols. 8vo. The French Revolution had a great impact on Williams's own life and literary career. She went to France in the summer of 1790, and her enthusiastic book about her travels, Letters Written in France (1790), would become the first of eight volumes of eyewitness accounts, later known as the Letters from France (1790-96). She explained in her first book that the historic Bastille day celebration in Paris was 'not a time in which distinctions of country were remembered. It was the triumph of human kind . and it required but the common feelings of humanity to become in that moment a citizen of the world' (p. 14) ODNB. Scarce. Evans 28091; Shipton & Mooney 28091 noting "imprint given by Evans was assumed from advs." Contemporary blue boards. Last leaf torn with loss of bottom third, not affecting text. Some staining throughout A-D6. Pp. [1, title]-[3], 4-47, [48, blank]. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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