The Sermons of Mr. Yorick. [Volumes 1-4, and:] Sermons by the Late Rev. Mr. Sterne [Volumes 5-7].
London: R. & J. Dodsley; T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt; W. Strahan, et al, 1760-1769.
First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title page to each volume, subscribers list in vols. 1, 3 and 5. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels. Rebacked, preserving spines (label replaced in vols. 2 & 3), first volume endsheets renewed Cross II, p. 269; Tinker 1977. Provenance: Edward Frewen, fellow St. John's College, Cambridge (contemporary ownership inscriptions dates 1760, 1766 and 1769 in vols. 1,3 and 5, armorial bookplates, manuscript indices on front free endpapers); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate). Item #308165
First edition of what was probably Sterne's most popular work during his lifetime, comprising 45 sermons ("Inquiry after Happiness," "Vindication of Human Nature," "The Shortness and Troubles of Life," "Pride," "Humility," "On Enthusiasm," etc.).
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