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The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman. Vol. V[-VI].

Author/Creator:
Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768 author.
Publication:
London : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt ..., MDCCLXII [1762]
Format/Description:
Book
2 volumes : illustrations ; 16 cm (8vo)
Fingerprint:
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Subjects:
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
Infants -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
Fetus -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
English fiction -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Stream of consciousness fiction.
Experimental fiction.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Notes:
Anonymous. By Laurence Sterne (dedication to volume 5 signed: Laur. Sterne). With the author's signature on page [1] of volume 5.
First edition of volumes 5 and 6. See Monkman.
The first edition of "Tristram Shandy" was issued in nine volumes from 1760 to 1767. The first eight volumes were published in pairs, and the ninth by itself. Vols. 1-4 were published by R. and J. Dodsley. Some individual volumes (or pairs of volumes) were also issued in editions other than first during the same time period.
Signatures: v. 5: [A]⁴ B-K⁸ L⁴ (leaves A1 and L4 blanks) ; v. 6: [A]² B-K⁸ L⁶.
Pagination: v. 5: [8], 150, [2] p. ; v. 6: [4], 155, [1] p.
Each volume has a half-title.
Woodcut illustrations.
Local notes:
Singer-Mendenhall copy housed with: Sterne, Laurence. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman. Vol. I[-II]. London : Printed for R. and J. Dodsley ..., MDCCLX [1760].
Singer-Mendenhall copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 1934 by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Singer in honor of Godfrey F. Singer.
Kislak Center Day Sterne Collection copies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 acquired from Geoffrey Day in 2018.
Day Sterne Collection copy 1 has index card with manuscript notes in red ink laid in.
Day Sterne Collection copy 1 bound in 1 volume.
Day Sterne Collection copy 1: front pastedown and front free endpaper wanting.
Day Sterne Collection copy 2 imperfect: v. 5 only, leaves [A]1 (blank) and [A]4 wanting.
Day Sterne Collection copy 2 has dated 18th-century manuscript ownership inscription ("E Libris Gulielmi Jones Coll: S: S: Trin: Cant: 1768.") of William Jones (b. 1751) on front pastedown.
Day Sterne Collection copy 3: volume 5 has illegible manuscript notes in pencil on front free endpaper and a few manuscript marks in pencil in text.
Day Sterne Collection copy 3: each volume has early autograph ("J Stark") on blank leaf following front free endpaper.
Day Sterne Collection copy 3: volume 5: leaves of gathering [A] bound in out of order as follows: [A]3, [A]4, [A]1, [A]2.
Day Sterne Collection copy 4 bound in 1 volume.
Day Sterne Collection copy 5 imperfect: volume 6 only.
Day Sterne Collection copy 6 imperfect: volume 6 only.
Day Sterne Collection copy 6 has laid in postcard with color portrait of Laurence Sterne by Joshua Reynolds on recto and manuscript note dated Oxford 16 April 2002 to Geoffrey Day from "Kersh"[?] recording the gift of this volume.
Day Sterne Collection copy 6 bound in quarter brown leather over marbled boards; spine tooled in gold; evidence of spine label; printed red label ("BRITISH & FOREIGN CIRCULATING LIBRARY 6 LONDON ST NORWICH. OURY & Co Booksellers, Stationers, AND Musicsellers, PRINTING, BINDING, DI[...]TIALS, &c. &c. An early return of [...] Works is earnestly requested.") on left board.
Day Sterne Collection copy 7 bound in 1 volume with: Sterne, Laurence. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman. Vol. VII[-VIII]. London : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. Dehont ..., MDCCLXV [1765].
Day Sterne Collection copy 7 imperfect: volume 5: leaves [A]1 and L4 (blanks) wanting; volume 6: leaf [A]1 wanting.
Day Sterne Collection copy 7 has laid in armorial bookplate of Thomas Hesilrige (arms: argent, a chevron vert between three hazel leaves slipped of the same with a mullet gules for difference; crest: on a chapeau gules turned up ermine, a man's head in profile couped at the neck proper), possibly to be identified with Sir Thomas Maynard Hesilrige, 10th Baronet Hesilrige (1740-1817).
Day Sterne Collection copy 7 housed in clamshell case; right board detached.
Penn Provenance:
Singer, Jacob (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Singer, Leah (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Singer, Godfrey F. (honoree) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Day, Geoffrey (former owner) (Day Sterne Collection copy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7)
Day, Geoffrey (former owner) (inscription) (Day Sterne Collection copy 6)
Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768 (autograph) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768 (autograph) (Day Sterne Collection copy 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7)
Jones, William, 1751- (former owner) (inscription) (Day Sterne Collection copy 2)
Stark, J. (autograph) (Day Sterne Collection copy 3)
British and Foreign Circulating Library (Norwich, England) (label) (Day Sterne Collection copy 6)
Hesilrige, Thomas (bookplate) (Day Sterne Collection copy 7)
Penn Chronology:
1762
Cited in:
ESTC T14706
Cross, W.L. Sterne (3rd ed.), p. 602
Monkman, K. Florida edition of the works of Laurence Sterne, volume 2, appendix 5, V-1, VI-1
Contributor:
Becket, Thomas, publisher.
De Hondt, P. A. (Peter Abraham), publisher.
Geoffrey Day Collection of Laurence Sterne (University of Pennsylvania)
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
52422049
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