Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)

Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.). Lawrence Sterne.
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)
A superb set of Sterne's work in first editions, including his groundbreaking novel Tristram Shandy
Collected Set of Sterne's Works in First Edition (in 24 vols.)

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.
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