Author: Piozzi, Hester Lynch
Title: Retrospection: Or A Review Of The Most Striking And Important Events, Characters, Situations And Their Consequences, Which The Last Eighteen Hundred Years Have Presented To The View Of Mankind.
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed for John Stockdale.
Date Published: 1801
2 volumes bound in 1. With engraved portrait frontispiece. 461; 540 + 4 ad pp. 26x20 cm (10¼x8") modern brown cloth, gilt spine; marbled edges. First Edition.
The first edition of Piozzi's fifth and final published work which, unlike her previous four, was not translated or reprinted. An ambitious history of the world, it proved to be a critical and commercial failure, that effectively ended her publishing career.