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The Sermons of Mr. Yorick. Volume 1. Fourth Edition.

This volume is fully bound in leather and the edges of the text block have feint evidence of red mottling. The front paste-down has 4 labels; Within the centre of the page is a large bookplate of a previous owner with a heraldic device in the centre and "John Goodford" underneath". Directly above this is a second bookplate (on more modern paper) with "Ian Jack" surrounded by a chain-like border. Laying on top of, and partially covering these are "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall", and underneath this is "Property of the L S Trust, 1986" 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. There is a printers device underneath the title which is the same as in volume 2. The frontispiece is full page and depicts Sterne within a roundell with "Laurence Sterne A.M. Prebendary of York etc" in capitols within a cartouch underneath. Above and to the right is "Frontispiece, Vol I", bottom left is "Reynolds pinx.t" and bottom right is "Ravenet sculp." This frontispiece has off-set onto the adjacent title page.The catchword is to the bottom right of every page.
Accession number
Sterne, Laurence
Reynolds; Ravenet; Dodsley, J
104 mm

161 mm