The Sermons of Mr. Yorick. Volume 1.
This volume is fully bound in leather over boards, and the edges of the text block have been stained green. Both the front and rear paste-downs and end-pages are comprised of 1 page of marbled paper (French Curl on Turkish Background pattern (?). Interestingly, both the rear pages from Volume 1 and Volume 2 are slightly lighter colours than the front pages.) The front paste-down has 3 labels; "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall", underneath this is "Property of the L S Trust, 1986. In the centre of the page is the oval bookplate of "Richd Cox, Quarley, Hants".On the reverse of the front free end-page are 16 lines of pencil noted relating to the variations within these 2 volumes. On the top of the title page, although cut through, is "C?? 70" (?) (Could be Cox 17??) . On the obverse of the title page is an ink stamp "Laurence Sterne Trust Shandy Hall" in a circle with "The Kenneth Monkman Collection" inside it. The frontispiece is opposite the title page and is a full page cut of Laurence Sterne within a roundell with "Laurence Sterne A.M. Prebendary of York etc" in capitols on 2 lines within a cartouche. To the top right corner is "Frontispiece, Vol I.", bottom left is "Reynolds pinx.t" and bottom right "Ravenet sculp."
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