London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1768.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Two vols., sm. 8vo, XX, 203;  208 pp., contemporary speckled half calf over marbled paper covered boards, 5 raised bands, spines gilt, contrasting labels - in a brown cloth slipcase. First edition. A lovely copy of one of the major novels of the 18th century. Collector's bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Minor offsetting from the binding glue at the corners of the endpapers, half-titles present, the list of subscribers in the first volume, copperplate engraving of Sterne's ' Arms' p38, Vol II. A lovely set with volume I, p. 150 reading correctly "vous" & volume II, p. 133 reading 1st state "who Have" & not "whho ave" which is Rothschild's state 2. Without the rare advertisement leaf which was loosely inserted into some copies. Rothschild 1972, Raven 1234, Toovey Library p. 176. Tinker Library 1978. Cross pp. 603-4. ESTC T14747, Grolier Hundred, 54.
Item #21229 Price: US$4,350.00