1910 A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon
Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was a novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman", and "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy"; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy" was written and first published in 1768, as Sterne was facing death. In 1765, he travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a sentimental point of view. The novel can be seen as an epilogue to the possibly unfinished work "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman". The frontispiece is missing, but the eleven remaining tissue-guarded colour plates are present, tipped-in on attractive grey paper. With intriguing copperplate ink inscription to front free endpaper, "Louis Sterne, in remembrance of a very pleasant friendship. Xmas, Sidmouth, 1916".
In a hardback cloth binding with gilt titling and illustration to front board. Externally, generally sound with marks and slight wear to boards. Some bumping to head and tail of spine. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Internally, binding loosening slightly in places. Pages are bright with foxing to endpapers.
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