Abbott, John S. C. History of Madame Roland [with ALS]. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1850). First Edition.
Red blindstamped publisher's cloth, frayed at the spine ends, inscribed "Miss Mary J. Foster, from her friend The Author" on ffep with 1850 date, frontispiece engraved portrait of Madame Roland, extra chromolithographed title page, 305 clean pp. with 7 additional plates. ALS tipped in at front written from New Haven with date 1869 to Mr. G. W Scholl, "I have just returned from Europe and am in receipt of your favor from the 29. In response I cheerfully subscribe my self yours very truly, John S. C. Abbott." Very good. Hardcover. 
John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877), was ordained a Congregational minister in 1825, but resigned the pastorate in 1844 to devote himself to literature. He wrote works of a religious nature, but is most noted for his works of history. Educated at Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary. Brother of Jacob Abbott.
Madame Roland (1754-1793), wife of Jean-Marie Roland who directed her husband's political career during the French Revolution, influencing the policies of the Girondin faction of the bourgeois revolutionaries. Madame Roland's salon in Paris became the meeting place for the group of bourgeois republicans led by Jacques Brissot. Her husband was minister of the interior under King Louis XVI. She was arrested May 31, 1793, and suffered the guillotine after an imprisonment of five months.