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STERNE, Laurence.

The Sermons of Mr. Yorick.

Volumes 1-4. [And] Sermons by the late Rev. Mr. Sterne. Volumes 5-7.

Published: London: Printed for R. & J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, [1760] / Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, near Surrey Street, in the Strand, 1768, / printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, Successor to M. Millar; and T. Beckett and Co. in the Strand, 1769

Stock code: 83214

Price: £750

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First editions of Sterne’s sermons except for volumes 3 and 4, both from a “New Edition”. A lovely set in a contemporary binding.

Small octavo (157 92 mm), 7 volumes. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments each with an orange morocco label, speckled edges. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in volume 1. Modern morocco ex-libris of “Michael Sharpe” to first volume, near-contemporary armorial bookplate to the versos of the title pages in each volume. Minor rubbing to extremities, a few small marks and scratches, joints just starting at the head to the front boards of two volumes, offset tanning near endpapers; an excellent set. A few instances of ink marginalia.

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