A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
Sterne, Laurence

New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons The Knickerbocker Press, 1906. 184 pages; with a tissue-guarded & titled gravure portrait of the author after the Joshua Reynolds painting as frontispiece and a black and white illustration of a coat of arms within the text. Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768), British writer and Church of England clergyman, "...Sterne, more than any other author of his time, whose work has seemed of contemporary interest. It does not seem to matter whether they are realists or surrealists, formalists or symbolists, interested in psychology or philosophy or metacommentary, modernists or post-modernists: writers seem to find in Sterne's fiction something that reflects their own experimentations..." (Melvyn New in the ODNB) The book conforms to the style of the Ariel Series of this publisher; however, this is not noticed as such anywhere in the volume. Approx. 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" size; bound in red textured cloth, gilt cover titles & ornamental gilt floriate surround, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt, pale yellow endpapers, title page printed in black only and with no publication or copyright date; circa 1906; some light edge, tips wear to the covers; contents clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24641)


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