Lot 422: Sterne's Sentimental Journey First Edition

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Lot 422: Author: (Sterne, Laurence). Title: A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. Place Published: London. Publisher: T. Becket and P. A, DeHondt. Date Published: 1768. Description: 2 volumes. (2), (i-iii), iv-xx, 203; (4), (1)-208 pp. With half titles and list of subscribers at front of Volume I. (8vo) contemporary full calf, covers ruled in gilt, spines ruled and numbered in gilt. Housed in a brown cloth, fleece-lined clamshell box. First Edition. Sterne died just three weeks after publication. Following Tristam Shandy, A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy was Sterne's most-popular work."The book was no doubt based on Sterne's two journey's abroad in 1762-4 and 1765. It was well received by the public. . and is probably the first English novel to survive in the handwriting of its author" (Oxford Companion to English Literature, 885). Volume I in second state, p. 150 reading "vous." Volume II in first state, p. 133 reading "who have." Rothschild 1971. Lowndes 2509. Grolier English Hundred 54. Lightly rubbed, previous owner's name and initials on endpapers; near fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $2500-3500
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