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The Works of Laurence Sterne; In Four Volumes; Containing The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; Sermons; Letters, &c. With A Life of the Author, Written by Himself.

This volume is fully bound in tree-marbled leather over boards with mottled green edges to the text block and gold impressed decoration to the board rims. The front paste-down has a large previous owners bookplate in the centre with "Rose" underneath a Heraldic device. Written in pencil to the top of this page is "With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece in vol 1". Also written in pencil to the top of the front free end-page is "?£200". There are further booksellers marks, written in pencil, to the foot of the rear paste-down. The frontispiece is a copper-plate image of Sterne, within a roundall above the writing "Laurence Sterne, A.M. Prebendary of York &c. &c.". To the bottom left of the plate is "Sir J. Reynolds pinxit" and to the bottom right is "I. Neagle Sculpt" and underneath centre is "Published Octr 20th 1798 by Cadell and Davies, Strand". Printed for : Johnson, J & Robinson, G. & Robinson, J. & Becket, T. & Baldwin, R. & Hookham and Company & Strahan, A. & Lowndes, W. & Wilkie, G. & Vernor and Hood & Ogilvy and Son & Walker, J. & Stockdale. J. & Lackington, Allen and Company & Longman and Rees & Cadell and Davies & Nunn, J. & Lea, R. & Scatcherd, J. & Richardson, W.J. and Richardson, J. & Blacks and Parry & Asperne, J.
Accession number
Sterne, Laurence
Johnson, J; Luke Hansard, Printer
138 mm

225 mm