1853 · New York
Sterne (1713-68), the Irish novelist and Anglican clergyman, is probably best remembered today for his "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy" and "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy." In the 19th-century he was anthologized in the then popular "beauties of" genre that sought to offer short excepts from "the best writers" on such topics as "pity," "eloquence," "shame," "disgrace," while also providing famous lines from an author's novels, plays, or poems.
Binding: Publisher's ribbed brown cloth elaborately stamped in gilt; all edges gilt. Very good condition, some minor flaking of the gilt on binding; gilt of spine darkened. Nice, clean copy. (Inventory #: 36676)