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

Description
This volume is half bound in leather over boards with the remaining in marbled paper (nonpareil pattern?) the edges of the text block have red mottling. The front paste-down has 2 labels on the top left side; "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall", underneath this is "Property of the L S Trust, 1986" also in pencil top is "SYI-8". On the front free end-page, now rubbed out but impressed into the paper is "4 Vols" with "£2.??". 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 bottom left is "Reynolds pinx.t" and bottom right "Ravenet sculp." This frontispiece has been trimmed at the top and has also off-set onto the adjacent page. The same device is used on the title page in both Volume 1 and Volume 2 (although it is darker in volume 1.) 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
CCWSH:0094
Category
Book
 
Author/maker
Sterne, Laurence
Publisher
Reynolds; Ravenet; Dodsley, R.
 
Date
1767
Dimensions
Width:
96 mm

Height:
154 mm