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Letters of the Late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne, To his most Intimate Friends. With a Fragment in the Manner of Rabelais. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of his Life and Family. Written by Himself and published by his Daughter, Mrs. Medalle.

This volume is fully bound in speckled leather over boards. The front paste-down has 3 labels; within the centre is a large previous owners bookplate with the motto "NON EST MORTALE QUOD OPTO" underneath an armorial device and the name "Sir George Shiffner Bart." Pasted over the bottom left corner of this bookplate are 2 labels; "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall" and underneath "Property of the LS Trust, 1986". Also, written in pencil on the front paste-down (in KM's hand) is "1st ed. With 1/2 title in Vol I unrecorded by Cross - but called for by collation". Pasted onto the centre of the front free end-page is a second previous owners book-plate with, underneath the device the name "John Linley Peel Halifax" and also written in blue crayon a shelf mark "13/924.21/765". Written in ink on the top of the 2nd fly-leaf is a previous owners signature "A. Lewis 1775". On the reverse of the title page is an ink stamp "Laurence Sterne Trust Shandy Hall" in a circle with "The Kenneth Monkman Collection" inside. Written in pencil on the rear paste-down is "S/D/- x1/67" and "Deighton Bell Cat 119 (Nov 63) fine copy in cont. calf. £145".

Accession number CCWSH:0306a
Publisher West; Caldwall; Becket, T; de Medalle, Lydia Sterne
Date 1775
Dimensions height: 160mm, width: 100mm