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STERNE, Laurence.

The Works.

In Ten Volumes Complete. Containing, I. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent. 11. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. III Sermons. IV. Letters. With a life of the author, written by himself.

London: Printed for J. Dodsley, and 12 others, 1793 Stock Code: 146201
£1,500.00
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Early edition of Sterne's collected major works, which were first published from 1760, in an attractive Morrell binding to style.

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Description

10 volumes, duodecimo (172 x 112 mm). Finely bound by Morrell of London in brown speckled half calf, titles in gilt to red morocco spine labels, spines richly gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges yellow.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispiece of Sterne by Sherwin, and 9 engraved plates after Hogarth, Rooker, Tomkins, and others.

Condition

Neat ink ownership inscription "J. Woodhead, presented by the Honorable F. Fitzroy, 1797" washed from title pages. Short splits to front joints of vols. 1 and 8, corners a trifle rubbed, the bindings otherwise sound and unfaded, occasional light foxing to endpapers, else internally fresh and clean; a handsome set.

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