London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1760-1775. First editions. Twenty four volumes uniformly bound in polished calf by Zaehnsdorf, with morocco labels and gilt to spines and boards. All edges stained yellow. Marbled endpapers. Measuring 150 x 95mm (pages). Occasional small scuffs to boards or chipping to spine extremities. Both leather joints of Tristram Shandy volume I professionally repaired. All titles collating complete and internally clean. Overall a Near Fine set of several scarce and important works, including Sterne's pivotal novel Tristram Shandy.
The complete set includes:
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (in 9 vols). London: [N.P.], 1760-67. First edition, first state. With half titles as called for in volumes 4-6 and 9; Sterne's signature in ink at the header of the first chapters in volumes 5, 7, and 9; with the black leaf at E5 of volume I; with the marbled leaf between L4-5 in volume 3; with the frontis after Hogarth in volume 4; including the errata on the verso of title page to volume 7 (first state).
A Sentimental Journey (in 2 vols). London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1768. First edition. Complete with the half titles and list of subscribers.
Sermons of Mr. Yorick (in 7 vols.). London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1760-69. First edition. With the frontis, and lists of subscribers in volumes 1, 3, and 4.
Letters to his Most Intimate Friends (in 3 vols.). London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1775. First edition. With the frontis and half title to volume I.
Letters to His Friends on Various Occasions. London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1775. First edition.
Letters from Eliza to Yorick. London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1775. First edition. With half title.
Letters from Yorick to Eliza. London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt,1775. First edition. (Item #4744)