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Author Name    Sterne, Laurence

Title   The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman [WITH] the Sermons of Mr. Yorick [In 3 Volumes]

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good with no dust jacket

Publisher   Dublin Thomas Armitage 1779

Seller ID   2880

All 3 volumes remain very attractive for their age showing only light wear at extremities. Internally, there is a moderate amount of spotting and other foxing. Otherwise texts are clean, complete, and tightly bound. ; Title pages and corresponding frontis pages from Armitage's 1779 "The Works of Laurence Sterne AM in Eight Volumes" though the text is not believed to be from this edition. OCLC and the English Short Title Catalog both list 3 volume editions of Tristram Shandy published in 1779 also by Armitage which this is believed to be. Bound in 3 volumes with 3 small "books" per volume. Volume 1 consists of the first 3 parts of Tristrim Shandy with consistent page numbering throughout. Book 1 ends on page 93. Book 2 ends on page 189; and the volume and book 3 conclude on page 286. Volume 2 is similar with book 4 concluding on page 112. Book 5 concludes on page 192; and book 6 and the volume conclude on page 237. Volume 3 includes the final three parts of Tristram Shandy with book 7 ending on page 73, book 8 ending on page 141 and book 9 concluding on page 204. Also bound with volume 3 is an unknown edition of (though presumed part of Armitage's 1779 Works of Sterne) "The Sermons of Mr. Yorick" which includes a preface and 14 sermons in 2 "books"Probably bound in the late 1800s, all 3 volumes are bound to match in full maroon leather with raised bands and gilt spine title and decoration. Leather turn-ins exposed and gilted with heavy marbled paper pastedowns and ffeps. Bound by Frank Lawrence Embree printed in gilt on the bottom front turn in near hinge. A thorough search yielded no records of Mr. Embree as a binder, but a Frank Lawrence Embree who lived in Brooklyn, NY at the turn of the 19th century may be the man. A collection of wax cylinder recordings of his voice may be found at the UC Santa Barbara library online by visiting: http: //preview. Tinyurl.com/jdcat8a; 24mo 5" - 6" tall

Price = 400.00 USD

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