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frontispiece engraved portrait of Sterne to volume I. With the life of the author written by himself and several unpublished letters.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.
"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
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.
London: Morgan & Scott, 1875-1878.
First editions of these works edited by J. Hudson Taylor regarding information on Chinese life. Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in original pictorial cloth, frontispiece, illustrated throughout, maps, gilt edges. Volume one covers July 1875 to December 1876. Volume two covers January 1878 to December 1878. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1897.
First edition of the works of Archimedes. Octavo, bound in three quarters burgundy morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers, gilt insignia of the Eton College coat of arms on the front and rear panels. A bookplate indicating that the book is a gift to T. F. Halfords Fremantle from E. Lyttleton, Master of Eton College, dated 1914. Apparently a graduation prize. Fremantle was killed in the Great War in 1915, age 18. Edited in Modern Notation with Introductory Chapters by T. L. Heath.