Letters containing a sketch of the scenes which passed in various departments of France during the tyranny of Robespierre, and of the events which took place in Paris on the 28th of July, 1796. Helen Maria Williams.
Letters containing a sketch of the scenes which passed in various departments of France during the tyranny of Robespierre, and of the events which took place in Paris on the 28th of July, 1796.

Letters containing a sketch of the scenes which passed in various departments of France during the tyranny of Robespierre, and of the events which took place in Paris on the 28th of July, 1796.

Philadelphia: from the press of Sowden & McCorkle, 1796. First American edition, 12mo, pp. 160; contemporary full mottled calf, gilt-ruled spine, morocco label; top of spine chipped away, joints cracked, "No. 1284 / Birmingham Library" in ink on front pastedown, small library sticker on spine with the annotation in in "1284," light foxing; good. Williams (1762-1827), the English author who resided for most of her life in France, wrote passionately, but ignorantly on the French Revolution. "The honesty with which she wrote carried conviction to many of her readers; and there can be little doubt that her works were the source of many erroneous opinions as to facts..." (see DNB). Evans 31635. Item #55822

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