|Author||Biggs, Rachel Charlotte|
|Title||A Residence in France, during the Years 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795; Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners. Prepared for the Press by John Gifford, Esq. Author of the History of France, Letter to Lord Lauderdale, &c. In Two Volumes.|
|Publisher’s imprint||London: Printed by J. Plymsell; for T. N. Longman, Paternoster Row. 1797.|
|Format||8o; 2 vols: pp. xxxiv. 448(I), 464(II)|
|Sources||Cox, 1: 167; ESTC N12984|
|Copy inspected||ECCO Harv; Google Harv|
1) T.p. epigraph: [Plus je vis l’Etranger plus j’aimai ma Patrie. Du Belloy.]; from Pierre-Laurent Buyrette de Belloy, Zelmire: tragédie en cinq actes (1762), II.iii.
2) Dedicated ‘To the Right Hon. Edmund Burke’ [Edmund Burke (1729/30–1797), politician and author; ODNB].
3) The Testament of Charlotte B, edited by Marius Kociejowski (Libanus Press, 1988), attributes this work to (Rachel) Charlotte Williams, later Biggs; Cox attributes it to John Richard Green (who used the pseudonym John Gifford); ESTC sometimes erroneously attributes it to Helen Maria Williams.
4) Editions: 1797(2nd), 1797(3rd); New York1798.
5) Reviews: Analytical Rev. 25 (Jan. 1797): 70-80 [signed 'O.S.']; British Critic 9 (Feb. 1797): 176-84; Critical Rev. 19 (Mar. 1797): 265-72; European Mag. 31 (May 1797): 319-24.
|BTW record no.||BTW1019|