Finely Bound Set of The Works of Laurence Sterne
The Works of Laurence Sterne.
Item Number: 73
London: Bickers and Son, 1873.
Edition de luxe, limited to 200 sets, with this being number 19. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, elaborate tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. Presents beautifully.
Tristram Shandy is considered by many the first modern novel and the father of stream of consciousness writing. It is perhaps the most literal example of a novel available. Sterne was an Anglican Vicar who was influenced by Pope, Locke, Swift and Cervantes. His narrative devices and styles have indelibly influenced many modern and postmodern authors: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Milan Kundera, Salmon Rushdie among others.
Other Books by this Author
“Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything": Finely Bound Set of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
London: T. Becket, 1777.
Finely bound set of Sterne’s Tristram Shandy. Octavo, 6 volumes, bound in contemporary full polished brown calf, black morocco spine labels, smooth spines with gilt rules and decorations, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece in volume one after Hogarth. In near fine condition.
"The availability of books is not the same as reading them, nor reading the same as understanding them": The Works of Laurence Sterne Finely Bound
London: Bickers & Son, 1873.
Finely bound example of Sterne’s works. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, all edges marbled, frontispiece engraved portrait of Sterne to volume I. With the life of the author written by himself and several unpublished letters. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing.
First Editions of Each Book in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books; Each Bound Uniformly by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) [with The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905)].
London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1889-1910.
First editions of each volume in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) (12 volumes), along with eight of his other works: The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905). Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, each volume with a different motif to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, book marks. Each volume bound with the original cloth spine and front panel. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. In near fine condition with a few volumes with some light cracking at the hinges. An exceptional set bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often": Winston Churchills Collected Works; 38 Volumes In Full Vellum In the Original Slipcases
London: Library of Imperial History In association With Charles Scribner's Sons and The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1973-76.
Centenary limited edition of Churchill’s Works, one of only 3000 sets produced. This copy is signed in My Early Life by Clementine Churhill, opposite her preface, “Inscribed by Clementine Spencer Churchill” and presented by her daughter Mary Soames to Mr. Ravi Tikkoo at York Races August the 22nd 1974.” Octavo, original full vellum, 34 volumes. Boards gilt-stamped with the Churchill arms, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original dark green slipcases, also gilt-stamped with the Churchill coat of arms. In excellent condition. A beautiful set.
Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 5605, 1845-46.
First edition of the “first English translation of the Pentateuch in America,” the 1845 Hebrew-English Bible by one of the most prominent and influential figures in American Jewish history. Octavo, 5 volumes. Translated by Isaac Leeser. Bound in contemporary polished calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, rebacked. Lightly rubbed, moderate wear. A very nice example of a scarce and important work.
"Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one another's being mingle:— Why not I with thine?": Finely Bound Set of the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
London: Edward Moxon, 1847.
Finely bound set to the Poetical Works of Shelley. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in contemporary paneled calf, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece of Shelley to volume one. In near fine condition. An exceptional set.