wife of the Minister of the Interior: or a collection of tracts written by her during her confinement in the prisons of the Abbey, and St. Prelagie, in Paris. in four parts. Translated from the French original, published for the benefit of her only daughter deprived of the fortune of her parents by sequestration. NY: Wilson, 1798. First American edition, corrected, in two volumes (volume 1 only). 8vo, pp. 202, 164; Bound in contemporary calf (cover separate) good set. Evans 34483. Item #59117
Madame Roland and her husband suffered the upheavals of the changing political situation during the French Revolution. While in prison, she wrote wrote this memoir a strange alteration between self-laudation and patriotism ... On the 8th of November, 1793, she was conveyed to the guillotine. Before yielding her head to the block, she bowed before the clay statue of Liberty erected in the Place de la Revolution, uttering her famous apostrophe" O Liberty! what crimes are committed in thy name!