London: J. Johnson, 1796. Second Edition. Octavos, 192, 158, 200, 236 pages; VG; 3/4 bound with light brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spines with labels in two compartments, gilt tooling in others, top label on each volume fallen off, other label burgundy with gilt lettering; mild wear and rubbing to boards, particularly corners and head and tail of spine; mild scattered foxing; each volume contains two parts, with pagination restarting; Madame Roland was a supporter of the French Revolution and influential member of the Girondist faction, who began writing her memoirs during her stay in prison, completing them in five months, with sections smuggled from the prison by her frequent guests. On 8 November 1793, she was conveyed to the guillotine. Before placing her head on the block, she bowed before the clay statue of Liberty in the Place de la Révolution, uttering the famous remark for which she is remembered: "'O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom! (Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!." [wikipedia] text in English; shelved above sociology.