The Beauties of Sterne; Including Many of His Letters and Sermons, All His Pathetic Tales, Humorous Descriptions, and Most Distinguished Observations on Life. The Twelfth Edition. Ornamented with several plates from original drawings. Dedicated to Henry Smith Esq. Secretary to the Hon. the Board of Ordnance, in the Kingdom of Ireland.
This volume is fully bound in tree marbled leather. The front paste-down has 3 labels; Within the centre is a previous owners bookplate with "John Croft"; also on this page, written in pencil is "1st ed. of a new + broader version ap + 6 plates". On the top are "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall" and "Property of the L S Trust, 1986". On the reverse of the title page is a circular black stamp with "Laurence Sterne Trust" with "The Kenneth Monkman Collection" in the centre.