[STERNE, LAURENCE AND JOHN HALL STEVENSON]. - A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. [and] Yorick's Sentimental Journey Continued .. prefixed, some account of the life and writings of Mr Sterne.
London, printed in the year 1769. Octavo contemporary calf (spine top a bit worn, hinge cracking but firm); portrait frontispiece. Some light browning and the odd spot but quite a good copy. ¶ Possibly the first edition of Stevenson's continuation; three editions of this appeared in 1769 and there is still argument about which was first. A Sentimental Journey appeared the previous year, shortly before Sterne's death, and his intimate friend Stevenson, to much critical condemnation, quickly fulfilled the undoubted obligation to complete the work having heard so much of it related to him. The biographical note is the first of any consequence but, according to Lee, Stevenson promised a full life to Sterne's daughter but “was too indolent .. to carry out the promise”. Appended is Sterne's “A Political Romance”, written in 1759 but suppressed.AUD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 174 US$ 188.95 | £UK 147.75 | JP¥ 20826] Book number 7257
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