London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1768.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #043824
2 volumes in full contemporary mottled calf with gilt armorial devices to front boards bearing the motto "Honi, Soit Mal y Pense", morocco lettering pieces reading "Yorick's Journey", hinges and inner joints cracked, front board detached on volume 1, added blue endpapers with armorial bookplates of Earl Gower and The Marquis of Stafford (Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford). Light wear otherwise, complete with half titles and the subscribers list. Mild foxing and browning. First edition, 1st state of both volumes with the textual points on pages 150 (vol 1) and 133 (vol II). Grolier 100 (108). Lowndes 2509. Though once accused of "His exquisite sensibility is ever counteracted by his perception of the ludicrous and his ambition after the strange.", it is this thirst for strangeness and cleverness that has made Sentimental Journey and Tristram Shandy such permanent monuments of English Literature. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 043824.