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The Sermons of Mr. Yorick. Volume 1 and Volume 2.

This volume is fully bound in leather over boards with red mottling to the text block edges. The volume has been wrapped in a thick piece of paper which has areas died brown to simulate leather. The front paste-down has 2 labels; "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall", underneath this is "Property of the L S Trust, 1986". On the front paste-down is a rectangular stain that may be where a previous owners bookplate used to be (?). On the front free end-page written in pencil is "KM SY (II) copy A". with a "I" inside a circle. 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." (This image has been cropped but is likely the Ravenet and Reynolds one ?). The same device is used on the title page in both Volume 1 and Volume 2 (although it is darker in volume 2.) On the obverse of the title page of both Volume 1 and 2 is an ink stamp "Laurence Sterne Trust Shandy Hall" in a circle with "The Kenneth Monkman Collection" inside it.
Accession number
Sterne, Laurence
Reynolds; Ravenet; Dodsley, R
96 mm

154 mm