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STERNE, Lawrence (1713-1768).  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. London: R. and J. Dodsley [vols. V-IX: T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt], 1760-1767. 9 vols., 8° (155 x 85mm), engraved frontispieces by S. Ravenet after W. Hogarth in vols. I and III, vol. III with inserted leaf of marbled paper (green, yellow and white spots on pink), half-titles in vols. IV-VI and IX. (Vol. V without preliminary blank.) Contemporary speckled calf, covers with gilt roll-tool border, gilt spines with red morocco labels, blue endpapers (spines flaked and chipped, spine of vol. I split, some hinges split, corners rubbed).  Provenance: The Marquis of Stafford (bookplate) -- Gower Earl Gower (bookplate).
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STERNE, Lawrence (1713-1768). The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. London: R. and J. Dodsley [vols. V-IX: T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt], 1760-1767. 9 vols., 8° (155 x 85mm), engraved frontispieces by S. Ravenet after W. Hogarth in vols. I and III, vol. III with inserted leaf of marbled paper (green, yellow and white spots on pink), half-titles in vols. IV-VI and IX. (Vol. V without preliminary blank.) Contemporary speckled calf, covers with gilt roll-tool border, gilt spines with red morocco labels, blue endpapers (spines flaked and chipped, spine of vol. I split, some hinges split, corners rubbed). Provenance: The Marquis of Stafford (bookplate) -- Gower Earl Gower (bookplate).

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STERNE, Lawrence (1713-1768). The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. London: R. and J. Dodsley [vols. V-IX: T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt], 1760-1767. 9 vols., 8° (155 x 85mm), engraved frontispieces by S. Ravenet after W. Hogarth in vols. I and III, vol. III with inserted leaf of marbled paper (green, yellow and white spots on pink), half-titles in vols. IV-VI and IX. (Vol. V without preliminary blank.) Contemporary speckled calf, covers with gilt roll-tool border, gilt spines with red morocco labels, blue endpapers (spines flaked and chipped, spine of vol. I split, some hinges split, corners rubbed). Provenance: The Marquis of Stafford (bookplate) -- Gower Earl Gower (bookplate).

Second edition of vols. I-II, first edition of vols. III-IX, with VOLS. V, VII AND IX SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR as usual at head of B1. Vol. VII in first state with the errata on title verso. The first two volumes had appeared on 1 January 1860, and the second edition followed on 3 April, with a frontispiece and dedication to Pitt added. AN ATTRACTIVE AND INTERNALLY GOOD COPY, despite wear to the binding. Ashley V, p. 204; Rothschild 1970. (9)
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