A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy

STERNE, Lawrence [Mr. Yorick].
London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1768.
First edition with list of subscribers, bound without half-titles and leaf of advertisements. Ordinary paper issue, with the readings 'vous' (volume I, p. 150), and 'who have' (volume II, p. 133). Two volumes.
12mo, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled, gilt-lettered on spine with raised bands, speckled edges. Spines slightly browned, slight rubbing of extremities, calf over front hinge cracking, hinges on volume II with some older crude repair, bookplates on front paste-downs, else fine.

A Sentimental Journey ends quite abruptly after its two first volumes, mid-sentence in fact, with the promise of two volumes to follow. This plan was interrupted by Sterne's death. John Hall-Stevenson, a friend of Sterne's, attempted to complete the work. Two volumes containing the continuation were published in 1769, and likely in more than one edition. [Grolier, English 100, #54. Rothschild 1972. Cross, pp. 603-04].

Price: $600.00
SKU: 3086
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