Title: A sentimental journey through France and ...
Publication Date: 1769
Book Condition: Fair
12mo; 5 volumes in one (each with separate title page, with continuous signatures and pagination throughout); 306pp. Near contemporary re-bind in full moss green cloth with black leather label on spine with gilt ruled border and lettering (binding rubbed and worn at top/bottom of spine and along hinges),leaf H3 has been torn horizontally but without any loss, lacks portrait frontispiece but with engraved heraldic arms to p.91, Edward Johnson's pencil signature on front free endpaper, title page with contemporary ink flourish, somewhat soiled from handling/foxing and with a tiny marginal loss at the bottom corner, not affecting the text), occasional unobtrusive browning but otherwise complete. An early reprint of Sterne's Sentimental Journey accompanied by among/if not THE first edition of Hall-Stevenson's Continuation (three editions of which appeared in 1769 with little agreement as to which came first). The Preface to volume 3 includes Hall-Stevenson's biographical note on Sterne, the first printed life of Sterne of any substance. Increasingly uncommon. ESTC T14751. Bookseller Inventory # 4221