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STERNE, Laurence (1713--1768)
[Sentimental journey. 1775]
A sentimental journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick. ... A new edition.
London: printed for T. Becket, 1775.
2 vols ; 15.2 cm. (12º)
I: [2], 203, [1] p.
II: [2], 208 p.

'Mr. Yorick' = Laurence Sterne. First published in 1768 (q.v.). The figure of Yorick had first appeared as a character Sterne's hugely popular novel The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman (q.v.), and Sterne adopted the identity of Mr. Yorick for the publication of his own sermons in 1760 and again for the protagonist of A sentimental journey. Publisher's advertisement at the end of vol. I, announcing publication of Sterne's Letters ... to his most intimate friends, 1775, edited by his daughter (q.v.). ESTC t14793.

Copy Notes Title-page inscribed in ink John Soane. / 1778 in vol. I and John Soane in vol. II, the final 'e' added after 1783.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels reading 'Yorick's Journey'.

Reference Number 1096


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