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Lot 1008: 3V Helen Maria Williams THE POLITICAL AND CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF LEWIS XVI WITH OBSERVATIONS ON EACH LETTER 1803 First EditionPlatinum House
November 18, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Political and Confidential Correspondence of Lewis XVI with Observations on Each Letter
Author: Helen Maria Williams - Helen Maria Williams was a British novelist, poet, and translator of French-language works. A religious dissenter, she was a supporter of abolitionism and of the ideals of the French Revolution; she was imprisoned in Paris during the Reign of Terror, but nonetheless spent much of the rest of her life in France.
A controversial figure in her own time, the young Williams was favorably portrayed in a 1787 poem by William Wordsworth, but (especially at the height of the French Revolution) she was portrayed by other writers as irresponsibly politically radical and even as sexually wanton.
Publisher: H. Caritat
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: First two volumes lack boards. Third volume is bound in paper-covered boards. Books show external wear. Chipping can be seen on spine of third volume. Bindings are sound. Previous owner's name appears on blank preliminary pages. Pages display scattered foxing.
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