New York: Printed by Robert Wilson, for A. Van Hook, 1798,
First American Edition - Corrected. octavo, full calf with red leather spine labels. 164; 235 pp. Printed by Robert Wilson, for A. Van Hook, Item #26517
First published in 1795. "Her Mémoires de Madame Roland (1795) were written from prison where she was held as a Girondin sympathizer. It covers her work for the Girondins while her husband Jean-Marie Roland was Interior Minister. The book echoes such popular novels as Rousseau's Julie, or the New Heloise by linking her feminine virtue and motherhood to her sacrifice in a cycle of suffering and consolation. Roland says her mother's death was the impetus for her "odyssey from virtuous daughter to revolutionary heroine" as it introduced her to death and sacrifice - with the ultimate sacrifice of her own life for her political beliefs." 1/2" chip to leather from top of spine of volume one; name and address inked on front endpaper; damp marks affecting last few blank endpapers; mouse nibble marks along a couple inches bottom of front cover edge. Front cover nearly detached on volume two, name and address on verso of back free endpaper.